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CFP: [Postcolonial] "The Nakba in the Wake of Said"––panel at 2008 MLA

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:48pm
Shaden M. Tageldin

The MLA Discussion Group on Arabic Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for a panel on
the topic "The _Nakba_ in the Wake of Said" at the 2008 MLA Convention, to be held 27-30
December 2008 in San Francisco, CA. Sixty years after 1948, how does the dispossession of
Palestine figure in Arabic cultureâ€"through and beyond the lens of Edward Said? Papers on all
media and on all parts of the Arabic-speaking world welcome. Please send 500-word abstracts and
vitae by 7 March 2008 to Shaden M. Tageldin (

CFP: [Postcolonial] Crossing Flatbush Avenue: Articulating the Space of Caribbean Brooklyn (ASA '08)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 3:53am
James Davis

Crossing Flatbush Avenue: Articulating the Space of Caribbean Brooklyn
CFP: ASA 2008

The panel will explore the tensions embedded in transnational and
multicultural Caribbean Brooklyn in the twentieth and twenty-first
centuries. The panel will consider questions about the nature of
racialized and ethnicized urban space, including novelistic and visual
space, and its connection to migration, diaspora, language,
cosmopolitanism, and home.

Please send a one-page abstract and a one-page cv to James Davis at by January 20.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 8:23pm
Nalin Jayasena

This panel seeks papers on any aspect of Sri Lankan society, culture, and
politics for the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wisconsin
scheduled for October 16-18, 2008.

Especially welcome are papers on the following topics:
-The Ethnic conflict
-Sri Lankan domestic workers abroad
-Contemporary Sinhala Cinema and War
-Controversial Filmmakers (Asoka Handagama, Vimukthi Jayasundara, Satyajit
Maitipe, etc.,)
-Sri Lankan War Crimes and the West (the case, for instance, of Raja
-Contemporary Fiction written in Tamil, Sinhala, or English

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:29pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [Postcolonial]

Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 10:50pm
Sabrina Ensfelder


After Naipaul: from India to the Americas, a new Caribbean writing

        V.S Naipaul, British writer born in Trinidad in 1932, is
undoubtedly the most famous indo-Caribbean author. Winner of the Nobel
Prize in 2001, his novels and essays have known a great success. His
pessimistic and strong fiction and essays are representative of the
writing of exile and denounce the bad effect of colonialism, and the
brutal encounters of cultures.

CFP: [Postcolonial]

Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 9:40pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH â€" extended deadline 22/01/08
A workshop exploring how life is managed, commodified and objectified
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] NEXUS: Collected and Collective Identities

Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 7:11pm
Teresa Saxton

Collected and Collective Identities
A NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Friday 28 - Saturday March 29, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Brent Hayes Edwards (Columbia University)
Creative Speaker: Shelley Jackson (

Deadlines for Submission: UPDATED January 15, 2008