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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

CFP: BorderPolitics of Whiteness Conference (Australia) (8/30/06; 12/11/06-12/12/06)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm



-Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Quandamooka First Nation,
Professor of Indigenous Studies at Queensland University of Technology,
a leading scholar in Whiteness Studies and a founder of the Australian
Critical Race and Whiteness Studies is a keynote speaker.

- Conference Participants will have the opportunity to
be considered for refereed publication for ACRAWSA e-journal.

-Postgraduate students will be eligible to apply for an ACRAWSA
scholarship to fund their registration costs. Information will be
available on the website from mid-September.

CFP: Questioning Colonialism (10/15/06; 2/22/07-2/24/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Merideth, Aaron James

February 22-24, 2007. Questioning Colonialism. The Sixteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Miami invites abstracts for papers on topics dealing with colonization and its aftermath in the Americas, Africa, the Mideast, and the Far East. Topics may include indigenous cultures and their reaction to colonization; navigation; cartography; visual and literary representations of the colonized and the colonizing; the transformation of European world views; and the effects of empire in North and South America. We welcome a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches.

CFP: Reverse Colonization in Victorian Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Jaime Lynn Jordan

38th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

CFP: Reverse Colonization in Victorian Fiction

This panel will examine the colonial adventure setting within the very
streets of London, including fiction that describes London in the same
manner in which the colonies are described and addresses the fear of
the colonies "coming home" and taking over London. A variety of
approaches is welcome in discussing the Victorian concerns of progress
and decline. Please send 250-word abstracts via email to Jaime Jordan,
University of Texas at Dallas:

UPDATE: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas (7/1/06; SALA, 12/26/06-12/27/06)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:27pm
Summer Pervez

UPDATE: Please note the following keynote speakers --

SALA 2006 Conference Keynote Address: Gaurav Desai

SALA MLA Sessions: a Round Table on "Secularism and its Relation to
Minorities" will be held, featuring Ketu Katrak, Amitava Kumar, Aamir
Mufti, R. Radhakrishnan, Rajeswari Sundar Rajan, and Bruce Robbins.

The deadline for abstracts remains July 1, 2006.

Call for Papers for SALA's (South Asian Literary Association) 7th Annual
Conference (December 26 and 27, 2006; to be held in conjunction with the