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Call for proposals: Liverpool University Press Francophone Postcolonial Studies book series

29th June 2021

The Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies invites submissions for its Francophone Postcolonial Studies book series, published with Liverpool University Press:  https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/collections/series-francophone-postcolonial-studies

The Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS) is an international association which exists in order to promote, facilitate and otherwise support the work of all scholars and researchers working on colonial/postcolonial studies in the French-speaking world. SFPS was created in 2002 with the aim of continuing and developing the pioneering work of its predecessor organization, the Association for the Study of Caribbean and African Literature in French (ASCALF). SFPS does not seek to impose a monolithic understanding of the ‘postcolonial’ and it consciously aims to appeal to as diverse a range of members as possible, in order to engage in wide-ranging debate on the nature and legacy of colonialism in and beyond the French-speaking world. SFPS encourages work of a transcultural, transhistorical, comparative and interdisciplinary nature. It implicitly seeks to decolonize the term Francophone, emphasizing that it should refer to all cultures where French is spoken (including, of course, France itself), and it encourages a critical reflection on the nature of the cognate disciplines of French Studies, on the one hand, and Anglophone Postcolonial Studies, on the other.

Our vision for the Francophone Postcolonial Studies series, launched with Liverpool University Press in 2010, is that each volume will constitute a sort of état présent on a significant topic embracing various expressions of Francophone Postcolonial Cultures (e.g. literature, film, music, history), in relation to pertinent geographical areas (e.g. France/Belgium, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Asia, Polynesia) and different periods (slavery, colonialism, the post-colonial era, etc.). Above all, we are looking to publish edited volumes of contributions which, individually and collectively, will help to set new research agendas across our field. Please note that we do not publish conference proceedings in this series.

Proposals for edited volumes should follow the Liverpool University Press Proposal Submission Form format – https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/pages/proposals/Proposals – and be submitted to the FPS Series Editor, Professor Julia Waters (j.waters@reading.ac.uk).

As the Francophone Postcolonial Studies series is published annually, book proposals are being sought for publication from 2024 onwards.

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