African Studies, Book launch, Italian Studies, migration studies

Photos from the launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First-Century Italy and Beyond, edited by Claudia Gualtieri, was launched on Friday 25 January at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Volume editor Claudia Gualtieri (University of Milan) was joined by Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford) and Maeve Moynihan and Lena Hart… Continue reading Photos from the launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

African Studies, Book launch, critical race studies, Italian Studies, migration studies

Book launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First-Century Italy and Beyond, edited by Claudia Gualtieri, will be launched on Friday 25 January at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First Century Italy and Beyond is a new publication in the TORCH Race and Resistance Programme's… Continue reading Book launch: Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean @TORCHOxford

African Studies, Art History, Film Studies, Portuguese, Portuguese literature, Visual Culture

(Re)imagining African Independence published

The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this volume investigate Portuguese colonialism and its filmic and audio-visual imaginaries both during and after the Estado Novo regime, examining… Continue reading (Re)imagining African Independence published

African Studies, Hispanic Studies, Lusophone literature, Portuguese

New publications: Narrating the Postcolonial Nation and Speaking the Postcolonial Nation

The essays collected in this volume look at the way that Mozambican and Angolan literary works seek to narrate, re-create and make sense of the postcolonial nation. Some of the studies focus on individual works; others are comparative analyses of Angolan and Mozambican works, with a focus on the way they enter into dialogue with… Continue reading New publications: Narrating the Postcolonial Nation and Speaking the Postcolonial Nation

African Studies, Education

Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Africa

This book attempts to explore the nature of quality assurance policies and practices in three universities in the Southern African region. It looks at how they were developed, the parties that were involved in the policy process, the implications of such processes for policy implementation, and institutional and contextual factors mediating quality assurance practices on… Continue reading Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Africa

African Studies

Samuel Johnson of Yorubaland, 1846-1901

This study aims to understand how the nineteenth-century African agent of mission appropriated change without losing cultural integrity. Drawing essentially from the contexts that produced the man, from Sierra Leone to the Yoruba country, the study shows Samuel Johnson as embodying the opportunities and ambivalence that progressively accompanied Yoruba contact with Britain in the people’s… Continue reading Samuel Johnson of Yorubaland, 1846-1901

African Studies

Critical and Creative Education for the New Africa

This book is about re-inventing Africa – it aims to induct a new cohort of dedicated professionals, guided not by material gains and power, but by personal commitment, in building a better society. It is about an education that develops responsible citizens inspired by the desire to serve their fellow men and women, people who… Continue reading Critical and Creative Education for the New Africa