Francophone Postcolonial Studies The annual publication of the Society for 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.
ur vision for this new publication with Liverpool University Press is that each volume will constitute a sort of état present 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 postcolonial era, etc.): above all, we are looking to publish research that will help to set new research agendas across our field. The editorial board of Francophone Postcolonial Studies invites proposals for edited volumes touching on any of the areas listed above; proposals should be sent to Dr Charlotte Baker (c.baker@lancaster. ac.uk). For further details, visit www.sfps.ac.uk. General Editor: Dr Charlotte Baker (Lancaster University, UK) Editorial Board Chris Bongie (Queen’s University, Canada) Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool, UK) Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (University of Warwick, UK) Alec Hargreaves (Florida State University, USA) Jane Hiddleston (Exeter College, Oxford, UK) Nicki Hitchcott (University of Nottingham, UK) Lydie Moudileno (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Jean-Marc Moura (Université Paris Ouest, France) David Murphy (University of Stirling, UK) Ieme van der Poel (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) Srilata Ravi (University of Alberta, Canada) Andy Stafford (University of Leeds, UK) Dominic Thomas (UCLA, USA)