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CFP: Australasian Crossings (3/30/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

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Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
Nicholas Birns

In keeping with the 2006 conference theme, "Cultural Roundup", the 2006
Regular Session on Australasian Literatures at SCMLA will focus on
"Australasian Crossings"{ and explore the ways in which various cultural
traditions have cross-fertilized, interconnected, and come into conflict
in the Australian and South Pacific regions. Topics include, but are not
limited to: Christianity and its articulation in Australasia; migrant or
expatriate writers; New Zealand emigre writers in Australia (Jean
Devanny, Douglas Stewart, Stephen Oliver); gender, sexuality, and
cross-cultural relations; indigenous Australian texts; Maori texts in
either English or indigenous languages and their relation to other

UPDATE: Globalization and Resistance (grad) (1/1/06; 3/3/06-3/5/06)

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Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
Sol Neely

Pleas note the UPDATE:
1. Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are now due January 1, 2006.
2. Conference website: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~sjneely/globalization.htm

"Globalization & Resistance"
2nd Graduate Student Conference of the English & Philosophy Ph.D. Program
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
March 3-5, 2006

Speakers: Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley) and Todd May
(Clemson University)

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: USACLALS: Division & Mutual Aid in Postcolonial History and Literature (3/1/06; 10/27/06-10/29/06)

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Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
John Hawley

United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS)
4th International Conference Oct. 27-29 2006
Santa Clara University, California (SF Bay area)

Fissures and Sutures:
Sources of Division and Mutual Aid in Postcolonial Reflections on History and Literature

(The US chapter of this international organization takes as its special mandate the incorporation of US ethnic literatures into the larger domain of postcolonial literatures)

Conference theme:

CFP: Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe (UK) (12/9/05; 5/15/06-5/17/06)

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 4:48pm
engras_at_leeds.ac.uk

Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe

International Cross-Disciplinary Conference
May 15-17 2006
Leeds Business School (University of Leeds)

Conference Convenors:
Graham Huggan (School of English/ Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial
Studies, Leeds, UK)
Ian Law (School of Sociology, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Leeds,
UK)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Tariq Ali (Editor, New Left Review), Philomena Essed (Antioch University),
Colleen Phillips (Commission for Racial Equality), Griselda Pollock
(CentreCATH, Leeds), John Wrench (EUMC, Vienna)

Aims of the Conference

CFP: Tele-technologies and Postcolonialism (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:25pm
Kristian VanHaesendonck

Call for papers: "Exappropriating the Human: Tele-technologies,
Postcolonialism, and Their Convergence in Contemporary Globalization,"
seminar at the 2006 ACLA: American Comparative Literature Association
Annual Conference, Princeton University, March 23-26, 2006. The goal of this seminar is to reflect upon the
dehumanizing and uprooting capacity of language through the concept of
"exapropriation," a term coined by Derrida in his later works. The term
exappropriation, when applied to language, expresses the double move of how
language puts the human in place (hands it the qualities that are proper to it, appropriation) and at the same time

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