This workshop will explore local and global networks of circulation for literary and political writing produced by black authors, editors and readers, and will showcase the rich resources in Newcastle University’s archives on black print networks in Africa, Britain and the Caribbean. We will look at how colonial-era networks were established locally and allowed the circulation of ideas about anti-colonialism and literary production through “print mobility,” that is, the dissemination of newspapers, magazines, and pamphlets across black transcontinental and transatlantic readerships. For more details on the cfp, please see here.
The Postcolonial Print Cultures Network are delighted to announce the forthcoming conference ‘Print, Orality and Readerships in New Postcolonial Contexts’, taking place at NYU Abu Dhabi January 22nd-23rd 2020. This workshop aims to examine new forms of postcolonial print cultures and their engagement with orality, ephemerality and recent digital forms. It focuses broadly on the relationship between print, audio-visual media, the spoken word, and the dissemination and reception of these diverse forms of communication and culture. We are interested in asking if the interactions between print, orature, and/or new digital forms attest to, or rather question, the continuing relevance of the term “postcolonial” as applied to twenty-first century writing from within postcolonial modernities. For the full call for papers visit here.
On July 2, a day-long symposium will be held at the University of Birmingham to mark the arrival of Stuart Hall’s archive at the Cadbury Research Library. For the schedule of events and to book your tickets, visit the website. Network member Asha Rogers is one of the organizers, and James Proctor is one of the panelists.
An exciting opportunity for a two year postdoctoral position has just been announced:
The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate (full-time for two years) to undertake a project that will expand and enhance the work of postcolonial studies, diasporic and world literatures at Newcastle. The post is funded by the University’s Research Investment Fund and aims to build on the School’s world-leading research in the areas of African-Caribbean, black Atlantic, black British, South Asian and anti-colonial literary/cultural production and builds upon the ongoing international collaboration between Newcastle and New York University: ‘Postcolonial Print Cultures.’
For full details, see the job posting at https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BOW678/research-associate-postcolonial-diasporic-world-literatures-b178123r