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Postcolonial Literatures Research Group


Group members have been successful in obtaining substantial external funding from the AHRC for a number of major research projects in recent years. For full details on each of these projects and their outputs, follow the links below:

The Postcolonial Literatures Research Group is active in establishing collaborations nationally and internationally. These range from academic connections with universities in South Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia, and include on-going non-HEI partnerships with the British Library, the British Council, the Arts Council, the Southbank Centre and several other institutions which bring literature to the public. The group continues to share its research with other groups at SOAS, Kings, UCL (and the IES), Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Southampton, Sussex and Kent. In addition it often works across disciplines with other research centres at the Open University.

A non-funded long-term project associated with the group is the Edinburgh University Press series Postcolonial Literary Studies. Members of the group also have editorial connections with a number of leading scholarly journals in the field including Atlantis, Wasafiri, the Journal of Commonwealth Literature and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Emperor Akbar and Jesuits - illustration

Emperor Akbar conversing with Jesuit missionaries. Indian School, (16th century) Private Collection/ De Agostini Picture Library/ The Bridgeman Art Library.


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