Third Annual Conference: SOAS, January 11-12, 2019

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The Postcolonial Print Cultures International Research Network is proud to announce its third conference, “The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form: Local Debates, Internationalisms, and Print Cultures Between Decolonisation and the Cold War.” The conference will be held January 11-12, 2019 at SOAS, London. For more information, including participants, abstracts, and the schedule of events, please see the dedicated conference page.

Funded DPhil (Oxford), African Print Cultures

A fully funded doctoral position in the study of Anglophone African print cultures is available at Oxford University, supervised by Dr. Elleke Boehmer. The project is called “Trading Texts: Publication Beyond Print in Anglophone Africa.”

From their website: “Trading Texts is a comparative doctoral project that will explore two or three ‘beyond print’ publishing environments in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa post-2000: in particular, Kenya, South Africa, and/or Nigeria.”

For more information, visit

Call for Papers: ACLA 2019

Neelam Srivastava and Emily Sibley are organizing a seminar for the next conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, to be held at Georgetown University, March 7-9, 2019 on the topic of Propaganda and Plagiarism: Postcolonial Print Cultures and Practices of Translation. We’re looking forward to sharing our research with the wider scholarly community, and we encourage network participation. Our CFP is located at the ACLA website, along with instructions on how to apply. Please submit your proposals by September 20th! 

Concept Notes are Live!

As part of our ongoing project to delineate our spheres of scholarly interest and research methodologies, we now offer a series of concept notes. Our first series contains the following topics:

A big thank you to our contributors!