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CFP: [Postcolonial] Postcolonialism and the 'Hit' of the Real: Conference at NYU

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 3:23pm
Shilpi Suneja

Postcolonialism and the ‘Hit’ of the Real
March 6th- 8th, 2008 at New York University

Call for Papers
How valid, in retrospect, is the founding claim of the postcolonial that it
offers a different view of the real?

If the world outside the west had been understood through traditions of
western representation which ignored the reality of what was actually
there, silencing different cultures, epistemologies, and the lives that
were lived in them, how successfully has postcolonial studies intervened to
enable the former subjects of Western representations to determine the
representation of their own realities?

CFP: [Postcolonial] Europe in Black and White

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 8:41am
Manuela Ribeiro Sanches


Lisbon, 12-14 May 2008

(The conference is part of the project Dislocating Europe)

Keynote Speakers:
Ella Shohat (New York University)
Paul Gilroy (London School of Economics)
Robert Stam (New York University)

CFP: [Postcolonial] Call for papers

Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 7:10pm
Ernest Uwazie


California State University, Sacramento
The college of Health & Human Services
The Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution
The Pan African Studies Program
The 17th Annual African/Diaspora Conference

African Youth in America & Africa: Bridging the Gaps

To be held at California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA
May 1 - 3, 2008

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts

Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 5:38pm
Mark Stein

On Whose Terms?
Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts

Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
March 13 to 14, 2008
This conference focuses upon local, international and transnational
engagements with Black British literature and the arts â€" in relation to its
production, reception and cultural position. Through the multiple
disciplines of the arts, it creates a meeting point for prominent and
emerging scholars, writers and practitioners in order to explore the impact
of this field, both at home and abroad. The context is one of critical
investigation and celebration; a journey along diasporic and aesthetic routes.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] call for contributors for compendium: Emerging African Voices

Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:37pm
Walter Collins

Emerging African Voices
     Odia Ofeimun’s blurbâ€"“Sefi Atta’s novel has the nerve to redefine
existing traditions of African story telling. It confronts the familiar
passions of a city and a country with unusual insights and a lyrical power
pointing our literature to truly greater heights.”â€"found on the back cover
of the 2005 West African paperback edition of Atta’s Everything Good Will
Come speaks accurately, city and country specifics notwithstanding, for
the greater part of new African writing. Similarly, regarding Chris
Abani’s GraceLand, book critics at America Magazine note that the 2004


Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 12:32pm
Nicole Weickgenannt

Call for Papers:

History and the South Asian Novel written in English

20th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies (ECMSAS)
The University of Manchester, UK, 8-11 July 2008

This panel proposes to explore the representation of history in the South
Asian novel in English. Papers will study the narrativisation of history in
fiction and historiography from an interdisciplinary perspective and employ
critical and cultural theory in innovative ways.

The ECMSAS is the largest gathering of South Asia oriented researchers in
Europe, covering all fields from the humanities and social sciences to
technology, natural sciences and medicine.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Anglophone Literature (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 10:46pm
Maria Odette Canivell

College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri
We invite papers on Anglophone Literature for the 39th annual meeting of
the CEA. The theme for this year’s conference is “Passages.” Obviously
our theme would work well in any number of works dealing with issues of
migration or travel, such as V.S. Naipaul’s _The Enigma of Arrival_ or
Tayeb Salih’s _Season of Migration to the North_; however, any proposal
on authors from the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, etc. will be