LJMU English Hosts Inaugural Event of the Northern Postcolonial Network

LJMU English Hosts Inaugural Event of the Northern Postcolonial Network

Members of the Northern Postcolonial Network (founded by the Universities of Sheffield, Salford and Manchester) are pleased to announce the network's inaugural event will take place on Wednesday 25th March at Liverpool John Moores University, 1-8pm. The network aims to support knowledge exchange and networking amongst scholars and other individuals and groups working on postcolonial topics in the North of the UK. The day itself will involve a mixture of discussion about the aims and priorities of the network, a postgraduate panel, a keynote address from Professor John McLeod of Leeds University and an evening event. We would welcome attendees from diverse contexts and fields, so as to further the discussion about postcolonial studies in the region. Further details to follow including a CFP for postgraduate papers. Please contact Dr. Kate Houlden on k.m.houlden@ljmu.ac.uk for further information or see the website at http://northernpostcolonialnetwork.com/. Alternatively, follow us on www.facebook.com/northernpostcolonialnetwork or on Twitter at @Northernpoco....
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Conference: Women Writing Pleasure, 3 July 2015

Conference: Women Writing Pleasure, 3 July 2015

We are thrilled to announce that LJMU English will be hosting a one-day conference on "Women Writing Pleasure" on 3 July 2015. Focusing on all genres of women's writing from the nineteenth century through to the present day, the event will facilitate discussion on the numerous ways in which women writers have conceptualised, described, and engaged with various forms of pleasure, from the intellectual to the sexual, from the material to the psychological, and beyond. The conference is co-organised by PhD researchers Chloe Holland and Krystina Osborne and by Dr Nadine Muller. To read the call for papers, download the conference poster, and more information about the event, please visit the dedicated conference website at http://www.womenwritingpleasure.com....
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Dr Filippo Menozzi

I hold a PhD from the University of Kent. My research explores the work of Anglophone South Asian women writers and the contested notions of ‘postcolonial’ and ‘world literature’. Main research interests are South Asian literature, the role of intellectuals in postcolonial societies, the links between Marxism, ethics and postcolonial studies, and the narratives of migrants and refugees. Teaching experience in postcolonial literature, Romanticism, critical theory, twentieth-century literature and the contemporary. I am currently working on a co-edited volume on South Asian women writers for the MLA and on anti-imperialist thinker Rosa Luxemburg for the journal New Formations. I am on the editorial board of Cogent Arts & Humanities.   Selected Publications Books "Postcolonial custodianship: Cultural and literary inheritance" (Routledge, 2014) (Book) (ed. with Deepika Bahri) Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers (MLA, in progress (Book) (ed. with Bahriye Kemal and Tinashe Mushakavanhu) Visa Stories: Experiences Between Law and Migration (Cambridge Scholars, 2013) (Book) Journal Articles "Anita Desai and the Ethics of Postcolonial Writing", The Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2016)...
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