SFPS/Liverpool University Press Annual Publication: Francophone Postcolonial Studies


Francophone Postcolonial Studies

Annual publication of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

Published by Liverpool University Press (launched in 2010)

In December 2010, the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies published the first volume in its annual, book-length, hardback publication series: Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Littérature-monde, edited by Alec G. Hargreaves, Charles Forsdick and David Murphy. The new publication has a ‘series’ title, ‘Francophone Postcolonial Studies’, and each volume will also have its own separate, ‘book’ title. Our vision for the new publication is that each volume will constitute a sort of état present on the evolution of research ranging across various expressions of Francophone Postcolonial Cultures (e.g. literature, film, music, history), as well as across different geographical areas (e.g. France/Belgium, Caribbean, Africa, Indian Ocean, Asia, Polynesia) and different periods (slavery, colonialism, post-colonial era): above all, we are looking to publish research that will help to set new research agendas across the entire field of Francophone Postcolonial Studies.  Five volumes have appeared in the series (2010-14) and we have already commissioned volumes for 2015-17.


Vol 1 (2010) Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Littérature-Monde, edited by Alec G. Hargreaves, Charles Forsdick and David Murphy

Vol 2 (2011) Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form, edited by Patrick Crowley and Jane Hiddleston

Vol 3 (2012) American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South, edited by Martin Munro and Celia Britton

Vol 4 (2013) Intimate Enemies: Translating Francophone Texts, edited by Kathryn Batchelor & Claire Bisdorff

Vol 5 (2014) Francophone Afropean Literatures, edited by Nicki Hitchcott & Dominic Thomas

Vol 6 (2015) At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World, edited by Nicola Frith & Kate Hodgson
Vol 7 (2016) The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative, edited by Alessandra Benedicty, Jhon Picard Byron, Kaiama L. Glover and Mark Schuller



Vol 8 (2017) Algeria and Transnationalism: Culture and Nation 1988-2014, edited by Patrick Crowley

Guidelines for potential editors

The editorial board of ‘Francophone Postcolonial Studies’ now invites proposal for edited volumes (100,000 words max.) touching on any of the areas listed above: the first volume commissioned through this call for proposals would appear in 2014. (Please note that all contributions to volumes should be in English.) Proposals (2000 words max.) should provide the following: a rationale for the collection; a list of confirmed and potential contributors and chapter breakdown; timetable for completion. As the new publication is designed to appear annually, it is vital that editors deliver their manuscripts on time: from volume 3 onwards, publications will normally appear in May-June each year, and draft manuscripts must be delivered one year in advance of the agreed publication date so as to allow for internal refereeing by the editorial board (and, potentially, by an external assessor identified by LUP). All proposals for volumes will normally be considered within 8-10 weeks by the editorial board. Proposals should be send to Professor Nicki Hitchcott: nicki.hitchcott@nottingham.ac.uk.


General Editor: Charlotte Baker (Lancaster University)

Editorial Board

Lia Brozgal (UCLA)

Patrick Crowley (University College Cork)

Nicki Hitchcott (University of St Andrews)

Kate Marsh (University of Liverpool

Maeve McCusker (Queen’s University Belfast)

Jean-Marc Moura (Université Paris Ouest)

H Adlai Murdoch (Tufts University)

David Murphy (University of Stirling)

Srilata Ravi (University of Alberta)

Ieme van der Poel (University of Amsterdam)