CFP: New Voices in Postcolonial Studies Network – deadline 18 March 2019

The New Voices in Postcolonial Studies Network is pleased to announce that we are holding a symposium at the University of Leeds, the title of which is ‘Interdisciplinary Imaginations, Critical Confrontations: New Voices in Postcolonial Studies’, on Thursday 13th June 2019.

The symposium will provoke frank and urgent discussions on the aspirations of postcolonial research and evaluate the discipline’s role in intervening in the very real challenges affecting an increasingly uneven world. How can the imaginative or speculative stakes of postcolonial thought intersect with the so-called ‘material’ exigencies of the past or present? How might we work across other diverse fields and develop new voices for postcolonial study? How can we foster a PGR/ECR community interested in postcolonial studies, and make our voices heard?

We welcome 20-minute papers, presentations, or practice-based papers on any aspect of postcolonial research. Deadline for abstracts is Monday 18th March.

Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds) and Dr Amy Rushton (Nottingham Trent University) are the keynote speakers for this event, a range of invited panellists will join our conversations. See the attached CFP and for further details visit:

New Voices in Postcolonial Studies is a cross-DTP PGR-led network based in the midlands and north of England, aimed at PhD students and Early Career Researchers interested in Postcolonial Studies. We are sponsored by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities, Midlands4Cities, Postcolonial Studies Association, Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (Leeds), and the Postcolonial Studies Centre (NTU).

We look forward to receiving your abstracts,

Natalie Ilsley

Symposium Committee Member

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Call for Abstracts: The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. Deadline – Friday 1 September 2017

Call for Abstracts

The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick will host an interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar Series in the academic year 2017/2018. We would like to invite papers from postgraduate students working in, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Media, Culture and Gender Representations
  • Work, Employment and the Family
  • Gender and Education
  • Politics and Power
  • (Trans) national Gender
  • Intersections of Gender, ‘Race’, Class, Disability and Age
  • Transgender and Sexualities
  • Feminism and Women’s Rights
  • Masculinities and Femininities
  • Feminist Theories and Methodologies
  • New Media and Digital Technologies
  • Histories of Feminist Movements, Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender, the Body and Embodiment
  • Postcolonial debates and Gender

We welcome submissions, both conventional and innovative, from any disciplines on gender related topics. Seminars will take place on three or four afternoons across the Autumn and Spring terms (dates and timings TBC). Attendance is open to everyone.

The seminar series aims to:

  • Foster discussions on questions of/around gender
  •  Provide a safe and comfortable space for students to present their research
  • Create an opportunity to fine-tune presentation skills

Abstracts should be:

  • Maximum 200 words
  • Submitted along with a brief biography of the author (max 100 words); including their institution, department, andresearch interests. If undertaking empirical research please also provide a brief summary of methodology.
  • Submitted by Friday 1 September 2017

Please email abstracts to Abstracts will be peer reviewed. If successful, you will hear from us in the week commencing Monday 18th September 2017 and will be allocated a seminar between October 2017 and March 2018. Funds may also be available to help contribute to travel expenses.

If you have any further questions, please do email us at

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