Publication: Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts
Edited by Katja Sarkowsky and Mark U. Stein. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2021.

GAPS is happy to announce the publication of Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts, which emerged from discussions at the eponymous 2015 annual conference in M√ľnster. The book reflects that critiques of ideological formations occur within intersecting social, political, and cultural configurations where each position is in itself ‘ideological’ – and subject to asymmetrical power relations. Postcolonialism has become an object of critique as ideology, but postcolonial studies’ highly diversified engagement with ideology remains a strong focus that exceeds Ideologiekritik. Fourteen contributions from North America, Africa, and Europe focus (I) on the complex relation between postcolonialism, postcolonial theory, and conceptualizations of ideology, (II) on ideological formations that manifest themselves in very specific postcolonial contexts, highlighting the potential continuities between colonial and postcolonial ideology, and (III) on further expanding and complicating the nexus of postcolonial ideology, from veiling as both ideological practice and individual resistance to home as ideological construct; from palimpsestic readings of colonial photography to aesthetics as ideology.

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Free GAPS memberships available

We invite applications by students who find it difficult to pay the membership fees. The fee will be subsidized by the Sustained Members of GAPS. Applicants should write to the president <> as well as the treasurer <> of GAPS, briefly explaining why they wish to be considered under this category.

Call for Papers: GAPS Annual Conference 2021
“Science, Culture, and Postcolonial Narratives”
University of Oldenburg (13-15 May 2021)

After the corona pandemic forced the cancellation of our 2020 conference, we are the more delighted to announce that the 2021 annual GAPS conference titled “Science, Culture, and Postcolonial Narratives” will take place at the University of Oldenburg from 13 to 15 May, 2021. Please find the Call for Papers here.

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GAPS Graduate Award 2021 and Dissertation Award 2022: Call for applications

We now accept applications for the GAPS Graduate Award 2021 and the biannual GAPS Dissertation Award, which will be awarded in 2022. For more information on the awards and how to submit nominations, you can find the call for applications below:

GAPS Graduate Award 2021
GAPS Dissertation Award 2022

GAPS Dissertation Award 2020: Recipients announced

We are proud to announce that the fourth GAPS Dissertation Award has jointly been awarded to Mirka Honkanen and Johanna Pundt. You can find more information on the two excellent PhD theses here.

GAPS Graduate Award 2020: After due deliberation the GAPS Graduate Award Jury has decided that none of the theses submitted this year were prizeworthy. Consequently, neither the Graduate Award proper nor the complimentary prize are being conferred for 2020.

Publication: GAPS Postgraduate Forum 2018 Conference Proceedings: “Moving Centers & Traveling Cultures”, Special Issue of Kairos: A Journal of Critical Symposium Vol. 4, No. 1 (2019), Guest Editors: Silvia Anastasijevic, Magdalena Pfalzgraf, and Hanna Teichler. Click here to access the full articles.

Publication: ACOLIT 75

The most recent issue of the GAPS newsletter is available and can be downloaded here. For further information about ACOLIT or to browse the ACOLIT archive for back issues please visit the ACOLIT section.

Publication: ASNEL/GAPS Papers 22

Volume 22 of our yearbook series, titled Postcolonial Justice, edited by Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller and Dirk Wiemann, has been published. See the table of contents. For an overview of ASNEL/GAPS Papers visit our yearbooks page.