Subscribe to RSS - postcolonial


Lenin 2020 collection (calls for abstracts)

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:42am
Alla Ivanchikova @ Rob Maclean
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lenin 2020 edited collection—call for abstracts (Oct. 31)

Editors: Alla Ivanchikova ( and Robert Maclean (

This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?

Women of Color

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:20pm
Women of Color/ SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

We are looking for papers focusing on women of color in various contexts: socially, culturally, historically. Thematically, papers may focus on women of color in literature, media, and film. From a theoretical standpoint, you may submit papers that validate your claims in a myriad of ways: feminist, postcolonialist, environmental, Marxist, etc.

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2019

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:44am
Postcolonial Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention

University of Manchester

11–13 September 2019


Paper and panel proposals are invited from academics, scholars and postgraduates as well as community organisers and activists with interests in any area of postcolonial studies from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective and practice.


The Special Topic of the 2019 Convention is Justice.


Proposals for panels and papers on this theme are particularly encouraged.


Keynote speakers:

Sex, Gender, Race and the Political in the UK and Ireland

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:21am
Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Workshop - Friday February 15th 2019, Queen's University Belfast

SWIP Ireland seeks abstracts of up to 350 words for a one day workshop, which respond to one or more of the questions below:

Cartographies of Silence: A Conference for Readers and Writers

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:01am
University of Michigan Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

Cartographies of Silence:

A Conference for Readers and Writers

23rd Annual CLIFF Conference

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

March 15-16, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Professor Irena Klepfisz


Submission Deadline: December 7, 2018


It was an old theme even for me:
Language cannot do everything–

-- Adrienne Rich, “Cartographies of Silence”


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:11pm
Universifty of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Call for Papers

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature’s 29th Annual Conference 

50thAnniversary of the Centre for Comparative Literature 1969-2019



What is time? How do we think about it? These timeless questions haunt us still.


CFP: MLA Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:04pm
Cajetan Iheka/Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Essay proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media, to be edited by Cajetan Iheka. In the past decade, critical readings of texts from formerly colonized societies have increasingly combined postcolonial and ecocritical perspectives. The rising interest in postcolonial ecocriticism is reflected in curricular offerings, which include entire courses or sections of courses devoted to novels, stories, plays, films, and other media focused on environmental issues in postcolonial settings. The proposed volume sets out to establish the scholarship on the teaching of postcolonial ecocriticism.

2nd Singapore Literature Conference

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:14am
Poetry Festival (Singapore)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

2nd Singapore Literature Conference

Deadline for submissions:

Monday, December 31, 2018

Organized by Poetry Festival Singapore, this conference is slated to take place on Saturday July 27, 2019. The tentative venue is the National Library. Conference participants may also attend events at Poetry Festival Singapore, which will take place from July 26 to 28.