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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

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.