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CFP: Imaginary Empires: Structural Dislocations and the Production of Alternative Spaces (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:55am
Marc Caplan

CFP: American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, Puebla,
Mexico: April 19-22, 2007

Seminar Title: "Imaginary Empires: Structural Dislocations and the
Production of Alternative Spaces"

Deadline for Submission of Paper Proposal: November 1, 2006

Please note: in order to be considered for inclusion, all paper proposals
must be submitted directly to the ACLA website,

Seminar Organizers: Marc Caplan,The Johns Hopkins University, and Sara
Nadal, University of Pennsylvania
E-mail contact (queries only, no submissions): <>

CFP: Migrant Writing (10/14/06; journal issue)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:17am
Elwan Lobo-Pires


JOURNAL: MaCom=E8re - The Journal of the Association of Caribbean =
Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS)

Special Issue: Migrant Writing

Submission Deadline: October 14, 2006

UPDATE: The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity (UK) (10/7/06; 11/18/06)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Zoe Brigley

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Warwick, Humanities Research Centre (HRC)
~ Saturday 18th November 2006

With Papers and Poetry Readings Featuring:
Prof. Stephen Knight, Cardiff University.
Prof. Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick.
Medbh McGuckian, poet and feminist writer.
David Morley, poet and director of the Warwick Writing Programme.

CFP: Feminism(s) and Literature (grad) (UK) (10/20/06; 11/11/06)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Kirsten Law

Feminism(s) 2006: Feminisms and Literature Postgraduate Seminar.
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, Saturday 11th November 2006.

    A seminar for postgraduates studying literature and feminism to present and discuss their research. The day is primarily concerned with examining the relationship between feminism and literature, the implications of labels such as 'feminist' or 'women's writing', and the impact of feminist literary criticism and politics upon literature today. It is the discussion of these themes across the different topics which is important – the day is devised as a discussion of similar concerns across literature. We would also like to encourage students working with poets, dramatists as well as fiction writers.

CFP: De/Construction of Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Age of Globalization (10/1/06; collection)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:09pm
Gonul Pultar

*Call for contributions*

*De/Construction of Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Age of Globalization*

The age of globalization has witnessed a redefinition of ethnicity as
well as the (re)emergence of nationhood, while at the same time
witnessing the deconstruction of both. Bi-, multi- and poly-cultural
societies more than ever have to confront issues generated from such
efforts, which aim at shaping and reshaping identities. While current
political developments exacerbate such phenomena, pacts of forgetting
and other silent alliances that had been established during the Cold War
as well as post- and neo-colonial paradigms are now being interrogated
and challenged.

UPDATE: Globalization and Literary Studies (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:09pm
Omaar Hena

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

Globalization is by many accounts the central crisis of our age. And in the
wake of postcolonial studies and the events of 9/11, literary studies has
made a definitive 'global turn.' But we have still only begun to examine the
myriad effects of globalization upon literary texts (broadly defined to
include prose fiction and non-fiction, drama, poetry, film, electronic
texts, and popular culture in all its forms).

CFP: Theorizing Occupation (10/1/06; 2/16/07-2/17/07)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Laura Wright

The 16th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Conference website:
>From the OED:
Occupation, n.
I. Senses relating to space.
1. a. The action of taking or maintaining possession or control of a
country, building, land, etc., esp. by (military) force; an instance of
this; the period of such action; (also) the state of being subject to such