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CFP: Global Connections: Eudora Welty (3/15/06; MLA '06)

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Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm
Annette Trefzer

Call for Papers: Global Connections: Eudora Welty

Paper proposals are invited for a special MLA session that explores
Welty's global connections in her work and / or with other writers
abroad. We seek new comparative theoretical approaches offering
provocative global, postcolonial, and post-regional insights into Welty.

CFP: Fusion Cultures: Memory, Migration, [Re]mediation, Mobility (UK) (3/31/06; 12/9/06)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
cbalma01

Fusion Cultures:
'Memory, Migration, [Re]mediation, Mobility'

A One-Day Multi-Disciplinary Conference
9th December 2006

Inaugural Conference of ASRG
The Asian Research Group at Buckinghamshire Chilterns
University College in Collaboration with the Greenwich
University, London

'Rather than a manufactured clash of civilizations, we
need to concentrate on the slow working together of cultures
that overlap, borrow from each other, and live together in
far more interesting ways that any abridged or inauthentic
mode of understanding can allow.' (Edward Said, 2004)

Keynote Speaker:

CFP: Praxis in Native American Performance (3/6/06; collection)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Pamela Grieman

In an essay subtitled "Native American Voices and Postcolonial Theory," Louis Owens criticizes postcolonial theorists
who claim to represent a wide panoply of minority voices yet fail to recognize the existence of a resistance literature
arising from "indigenous, colonized inhabitants of the Americas." Owens asks rhetorically what the indigenous Native
American must do "to be allowed a voice like Shakespeare's cursing Caliban" without resorting to mimicking the
language of the "colonial center" that determines legitimate discourse (in Gretchen Bataille, ed., NATIVE AMERICAN
REPRESENTATIONS, 13, 22). Elizabeth Cook-Lynn has argued for the development of a nationalistic, Third World

CFP: U.S. Diaspora Drama and Performance in Languages Other Than English (3/15/06; MLA '06)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Dalia Kandiyoti

Papers are invited for the 2006 panel of the MLA Discussion Group “Literature of the United States in Languages Other Than English” (MLA Conference, Philadelphia, December 2006). Panel title: “The Languages of Diaspora Drama and Performance.” Papers on U.S. diasporic dramatic texts and performances (theater, music, performance art etc.) that are in any languages other than English or are multi/bi/lingual. Please e-mail abstracts and c.v. to Dalia Kandiyoti by March 15: kandiyoti_at_inbox.com

Thank you.

Dalia Kandiyoti
Department of English, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
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and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
=3D
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =3D
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

CFP: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (3/1/06; 5/24/

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Kimberly Williams

Invitation for Proposals on Interdisciplinary Scholarly and
Creative Work

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Conference: .Dangerous
Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and
Activisms in Local and Global Contexts.
 
University of Maryland
May 24-26, 2006

Website: www.freewebs.com/wsgo2006conference

Featuring plenary sessions and workshops by feminist educator
Dr. Peggy McIintosh, feminist postcolonial theorist Dr.
Sangeeta Ray, and Black feminist scholar Dr. Beverly Guy-
Sheftall.

CFP: Racing Across Borders (grad) (3/1/06; 5/13/06)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Eric L. Martinsen

Racing Across Borders:
National and Transnational Narratives
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Centennial House, UC Santa Barbara

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2006
Website: http://acc.english.ucsb.edu/conference/grad2006/

Keynote Speaker: Shelley Streeby, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego;
Winner of the 2003 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for
_American Sensations: Class, Empire and the Production of Popular
Culture_ (UC Press, 2002).

CFP: Folklore in Post-Colonial Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

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Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:51pm
Christie Fox

Folklore in post-colonial or ethnic literature

The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. For 2006, we seek papers that consider how works of
literature define, maintain, or defend ethnic or group identity through the
incorporation of folklore.
 
In life, folklore is often used to maintain, create, or defend culture. As
we know, sometimes it is even ³invented² to fulfill this purpose.
Post-colonial populations and ethnic minorities in particular may employ
folklore for political ends.

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