Imperial Beast Fables: Animals, Cosmopolitanism, and the British Empire (Palgrave MacMillan 2020) by Kaori Nagai
This book coins the term ‘imperial beast fable’ to explore modern forms of human-animal relationships and their origins in the British Empire. Taking as a starting point the long nineteenth-century fascination with non-European beast fables, it examines literary reworkings of these fables, such as Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books, in relation to the global politics of race, language, and species. The imperial beast fable figures variably as a key site ...
Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction: Homing the Metropole (Routledge, 2019) by Lucinda Newns
Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction responds to the need for a more materialist perspective on migration by reorienting the focus on domesticity and the everyday practices of homemaking and away from a celebratory and aestheticized reading of displacement. Centering on Britain as the location of arrival, its readings of canonical and underexplored works of diasporic fiction emanating from Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean foreground the significance ...
Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies, Vol 5, No 1 (2019)
Native American Narratives in a Global Context
In our contemporary moment, the world is seeing an increase in transnational Indigenous and decolonial activist movements. Idle No More, the BDS movement for a Free Palestine, and #NoDAPL and Mni Wiconi have all garnered international attention and trans-cultural calls for solidarity. These movements exemplify and build on long traditions of Indigenous resistance in international contexts and commitments to other marginalized groups. Mindful ...
238 pages, Routledge
Paperback ISBN 9780367218416Hardback ISBN 9781138494572E-book ISBN 9780367149031
UK and US versions available; South Asian version available in August
This book, companion to the much-acclaimed Dalit Literatures in India, examines questions of aesthetics and literary representation in a wide range of Dalit literary texts. It looks at how Dalit literature, born from the struggle against social and political injustice, invokes the rich and complex legacy of oral, folk and performative traditions of marginalised voices. The essays and interviews systematically explore a ...
316 pages, ISBN 978-2-36781-291-5, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée
French Guyane, Guyana and Suriname are not often focused on. Sometimes French Guyane is believed to be an island, and one often wonders where Guyana is situated, or Suriname. This collection of essays aims to increase the visibility of the Guyanas and more particularly of the three countries mentioned above. It also means to contribute to scholarship already published and share the knowledge across various disciplinary fields. It will question the traditional divide ...
We are welcoming submissions for a Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on experimentation and innovation in contemporary Black British Women’s Writing (eds. Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Helen Cousins).
This special issue aims to appraise the burgeoning field of Black British Women’s Writing in a collection of essays that considers the literary innovations of British women of African and African-Caribbean descent since the 1990s. The issue will highlight the centrality of aesthetic creativity in writing by black British women in order ...
Please see below a call papers.
IMEX. MÉXICO INTERDISCIPLINARIO / INTERDISCIPLINARY MEXICO CALL FOR PAPERS US-MEXICAN ENCOUNTERS IN CONTEMPORARY NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA
Editors of this issue: Guido Rings and Stephen Trinder
Contributions to this iMex issue will explore the impact of the Trump era on images of Mexicans and Chicanos in recent US and Mexican cinema.
Throughout the 2016 US presidential campaign and Donald Trump’s subsequent election to the presidency, Mexican immigration and Mexican-Americans, or Chicanos, were a central issue. Among a number ...
To tie in with the special topic of our the 2019 PSA Convention, we're delighted to announce that the PSA chapter sampler on Justice is now available for free download. This is part of the exciting new benefits offered by the PSA/Routledge partnership to all current PSA members. Please follow the links below for further details (you must be logged in to access these):*
New Directions in Diaspora Studies: Cultural and Literary Approaches, edited by Sarah Ilott, Ana Cristina Mendes and Lucinda Newns, has recently been published by Rowman & Littlefield. It brings together contributions emerging from the PSA’s 2015 convention on Diasporas held at Leicester University. A description of the book and some reviews are included below. Please consider ordering a copy for your libraries!
This collection brings together new critical approaches to diaspora studies, branching out to areas such as literary studies, visual culture, and museum studies, ...