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Genre Fiction of New India: post-millennial receptions of “weird” narratives

Out today: Genre Fiction of New India: post-millennial receptions of 'weird' narratives by E. Dawson Varughese This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term linguistically, historically (‘wyrd’) as well as philosophically and most significantly socio-culturally because ‘reception’ is a key theme to this ... Read more

CfP: “Law and Literature from the Global South,” special issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.

Call for Papers: The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Spring 2018 Special Issue: Law and Literature from the Global South   Guest Editors: David Babcock (James Madison University) and Peter Leman (Brigham Young University)   Deadline for Submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words): December 20, 2016 Website: jcpcsonline.com Contact Email: jcpcs.lawlit@gmail.com CfP: available here   The editors of this special issue of JCPCS seek essays that respond to the question: what does it mean to study law and literature from the global south? “Law and Literature,” as a field, has responded in recent years to criticism of ... Read more

Edinburgh Fringe: *NZINGA WARRIOR QUEEN*

Edinburgh Fringe: *NZINGA WARRIOR QUEEN* Premiered in 2014 and back for another run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Mara Menzies' Nzinga Warrior Queen is the first ever Scottish theatre production to feature a powerful African woman as the protagonist. Blending dance, live music, and storytelling, it is inspired by the real story of 17th-century Angolan queen Nzinga, who resisted the Portuguese colonisers and successfully kept control of her land throughout her entire life. 4th-19th August (not 10th), Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3pm. More information here. Read more

PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition 2016: Winner Announced

PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition 2016 Winner Announced This year’s winner is Edward Dodson, University of Oxford, for his essay 'The Partial Postcoloniality of Julian Barnes’ Arthur & George’. The runner-up is Amanda Ruth Waugh Lagji, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for her essay ‘Marking Time in Heart of Darkness: Waiting and (Post)colonial Temporalities’. Read More Read more

CfP: The Interface between British Contemporary Black and Jewish Cultures

The Interface between British Contemporary Black and Jewish Cultures  Friday 4 November 2016 University of Reading, UK   Over the past three decades, a considerable body of work has emerged on the interface between Black and Jewish cultures in the United States. In contrast, there has been very little scholarship on Black-Jewish cultural relations in the context of the United Kingdom. To a certain extent, this disparity can be explained by the very different histories of Jewish and Black populations on either side of the ... Read more

CfP: Postcolonial Interventions Vol. II, Issue 1

Call for Papers Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies Vol. II, Issue 1 (January 2017)   A few years ago, Stephen Greenblatt had noted, “In the latter half of the twentieth century many in the social sciences and humanities gleefully proclaimed the demise of a set of traditional assumptions about cultural identity. Notions of wholeness, teleological development, evolutionary progress, and ethnic authenticity were said to have been dismantled forever. A few lamented their passing, but most scholars energetically grappled with brave new theories of ... Read more

CfP: Inhabiting the voids of History-A conference on Caryl Phillips

Inhabiting the voids of History A conference on Caryl Phillips May 23-24 2017 University of Caen, Normandy (ERIBIA) Call for Papers This two-day conference on the work of Caryl Phillips will be held in the presence of the author. Often labelled a neo-slave narrative, Crossing the River is emblematic of an interest in slave history and slave narratives which has manifested itself in recent decades. As such it invites a reflexion on the nature and workings of collective memory, and in particular the socio-historical workings of memory ... Read more

CfP: Refugee Literature Workshop GIS-MOMM Bi-Annual Conference (4-6 July 2017)

Refugee Literature Workshop GIS-MOMM Bi-Annual Conference 4-6 July 2017 Dear colleagues,   I would like to invite you to participate to the workshop I am putting together on refugee literature for the next GIS bi-annual conference, taking place in Paris in July 2017.   Before I explain the objectives of the workshop, let me introduce you first very briefly to the CNRS Scientific Interest Group (Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique, GIS) on the Middle East and the Muslim World (Moyen-Orient et Mondes musulmans, MOMM).   GIS-MOMM was created in 2013 as ... Read more

CfP: Postcolonial Italy: between Assimilation and Integration Symposium

Postcolonial Italy: between Assimilation and Integration Symposium Adelaide, 23 November 2016 Flinders University and the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) will host a one-day symposium, Postcolonial Italy: between Assimilation and Integration, convened by Luciana d’Arcangeli and Laura Lori, in Adelaide on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia. The keynote speaker will be Kaha Mohamed Aden. Her documentary, La quarta via, will be screened free and open to the community at 6.30pm. The conveners are ... Read more

Postcolonial Studies Association Funding Schemes 2016-2017

Postcolonial Studies Association Funding Schemes We are delighted to be able to announce this year’s funding schemes. There are three schemes under which applications for funding can be made: 1. Conference / Symposium Organisation Assistance Fund 2016-2017 The Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) welcomes applications for up to £250 to assist with costs towards the staging of an academic conference or symposium in an area of postcolonial studies. For the 2016-2017 funding competition, the event should be held between 1 December 2016 and 30 November ... Read more
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