Monthly Archives: February 2016

Article in British press

A quick update, as I’m busy writing and redrafting some chapters on Zobel…

The launch of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies has been covered in an article in the British press, in the Times Higher Education.

You can read the article here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/research-intelligence/post-colonial-studies-time-step-out-comfort-zone

Modern Languages research projects, all of which are giving rise to some really interesting public engagement work (with publics all over the world), were well represented on the day.

The Latin-American focused Quipu project, which had been previously covered in THE, received a helpful mention, and the overall article is an engaging account of a very thought-provoking event.

I’ll be discussing the article next week at a postgraduate Reading Group, known affectionately as the “Poco Reading Group”, and am looking forward to hearing what the postgraduates make of it… !

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Update on MLA and other activities

It’s already February!

January passed in a blur of conferences… First, the Modern Languages Association annual convention in Austin, Texas, where I presented research into gender in Zobel’s novels.

Then I spoke in London at the launch of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at the School of Advanced Studies, which is part of the University of London. This was an opportunity to discuss activities fostered by the FRANCOPOCO Network at the University of Birmingham.

And January has also been a month of forms: from PhD applications and funding applications which I’ve supported, to getting ready for ResearchFish (more on that in another post)… Not to mention working on my book proposal form!

I’m also back teaching, and am really enjoying giving the MA modules on Postcolonial Theory and World Literature which I convene and teach, as part of the MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. So a busy start to the new year!