Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Beyond the postcolonial

Talk by Dr Emma Dawson

The changing face of global Anglophone writing

Emma DawsonFrom Nigeria to Kenya to India to Malaysia, Anglophone writing is changing. This talk will look at the thesis of being 'beyond the postcolonial' and the changing face of Anglophone writing. Please come along for interesting debate on this topic on Tuesday, 26th Jan 2010, 8.05 pm (after dinner, over coffee) at Silverfish Books, 58-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. The discussion will be led by Dr. Emma Dawson (Keele University, UK)

Dr Emma Dawson, works at the intersection of postcolonial writing, pedagogy and the emergent field of World Englishes literature. Her recent study addressed the teaching of World Englishes literature in schools in England. As an editor for CCC Press (UK) she is managing a project which is set to publish 8 anthologies of new writing in English from around the world. Cameroon and Nigeria (Nov 2009, Jan 2010) are out, Uganda and Kenya will follow. Malaysia, Singapore, India and a Caribbean nation will be published in 2010/2011.

Call for Submissions (from Malaysian writers):

CCC Press is showcasing new writing in English from around the world in their new series of country anthologies. Anthologies of short stories from Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda are already underway. 'The Spirit Machine' and Other New Short Stories From Cameroon' was published in July 2009 and the Nigerian anthology is due to be published by the end of 2009. The anthologies focus on the production of new writing in English which is newly sourced, edited and presented with a critical introduction. This is a call for the projected collection from Malaysia.

Submission Guidelines For Short Stories
- Word count: 3000 - 8000 words
- There is no theme, only 'Malaysia'.
- This is adult fiction (in the sense that it is not 'children's fiction').
- The work must be written in English (i.e. not translated from another language) and must be written by a resident of Malaysia (this is not a collection of diaspora writing).
- The story must be 'new' in the sense that it is 'unpublished in book form' - this makes life much easier in terms of 'rights'. (We can accept submissions which have been previously published in magazines if necessary.)
- Please send submissions by email to worldlits@googlemail.com, attached as a Microsoft Word document (saved as a 1997-2003 version please) and formatted as follows

- Name of author (Times New Roman, 12pt, bold, left justified).
- Contact address, telephone number and email (Times New Roman, 12pt, bold, left justified).
- Title of short story (Times New Roman, 14pt, bold, centered, underlined).
- Body text (Times New Roman, 12pt, justified, 1.5 line spacing, black).
- Page numbers and name of author on every page please.
- Word count at the end of the story (Bold, left justified)

- Maximum of two entries per person please.
- Please submit by January 31st 2010 (The closing date has been extended to 28 February 2010)

Dr Emma Dawson
Series Editor
World Englishes Literature
CCC Press
email: worldlits@googlemail.com

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