Website Updates and Members’ News

We hope your summers have gone well and term gets off to a good start.

Website Updates:
We are currently updating our membership section on our website.
Please let us know if you do not want your name listed and we’ll remove you. Also, do feel free to email 2/3 sentences max across and/or an institutional website link to if you would like either adding to your name. You can find the members list here. It’s great to see so many people interested – please do keep spreading the word! 

Members’ News: 
We’re looking forward to the
Postcolonial Studies Association convention on Globalization next week (18-20th Sept) at Senate House. Advisory Committee member Sharae Deckard will deliver one of the keynote lectures on Monday at 10:45am, titled ‘The Second Scramble for Resources: Neoliberal Extractivism and World Literature.’ There will also be a World Literature Network panel on Wednesday morning at 9am on ‘The Gendered Politics of Globalization in World Literary Space’ with papers by Treasa De Loughry, Kate Houlden and Sorcha Gunne. Many other friends and colleagues will be speaking, with the convention programme available here.

Congratulations to Advisory Committee members Pablo Mukherjee and Neil Lazarus, as well as Tom René on the launch of the new
Palgrave Macmillan series New Comparisons in World Literature. We eagerly anticipate the forthcoming titles.

Congratulations also to network member Belén Martín-Lucas and her co-editor Andrea Ruthven with the publication of
Narratives of Difference in Globalized Cultures: Reading Transnational Cultural Commodities, one of the first titles in the above series, out at the end of October.

We’re looking forward to reading the
special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing 53.3 (2017) on ‘Resistant Resources/Resources of Resistance: World-Literature, World-Ecology and Energetic Materialism’ which is just out. It features work by Claire Westall, Imre Szeman, Kerstin Oloff, Michael Niblett, Graeme Macdonald, Treasa De Loughry, James Graham, Anna Bernard, Sharae Deckard, Lucy Potter, Hannah Kate Boast, and others in the world-ecology conversation. You can link to the issue here.

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All good wishes,  

Kate and Sorcha