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CFP: Colonial Education in African Literatures (3/15/07; MLA '07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:45am
Mohamed Kamara


Among other things, the colonial school-whether in Anglophone,
Francophone or Lusophone Africa--led to the creation of new human types
as well as new social structures and interactions. How is colonial
education represented in African literatures? What was (and has been)
its overall impact? In what ways did the colonial school affect human
interactions? How did the colonizer use the educational apparatus? How
did the colonized react to and use the school? What are the contemporary
manifestations or vestiges of the colonial curriculum?

CFP: II International Conference on Nation and Identity (Spain) (5/1/07; 9/20/07-9/21/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am

II International Conference on Nation and Identity in 19th* and 20th*
Century Literature in English.September 20th * 21st, 2007San Antonio
Catholic University, Murcia (Spain)Additional information, including
confirmed speakers, accomodation information and a registration form is
available online
Elvira Jensen-Casado,
Unidad Central de Idiomas,=20
Universidad Cat=F3lica San Antonio,=20
Campus de los Jer=F3nimos
30107 Guadalupe, Murcia, Espa=F1a.
Tlf. + 34 - 968278893

CFP: Ethnic Studies: Is it Postcolonial? (3/20/07; MLA '07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:57pm

Division on Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature
Call for Papers
2007 MLA

Ethnic Studies-Is it postcolonial? Presentations on the confluences,
contradictions, and conflicts between U.S. ethnic studies and postcolonial
studies, especially regarding "internal colonization"; decolonization; and
the problem of "post." Abstracts by March 20 to Jesse Alemán (

Dr. Jesse Alemán
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
MSC 03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 277-3103 (office)
(505) 277-0021 (fax)

CFP: Writing Research Across Borders (5/1/07; 2/22/08-2/24/08)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:02pm
Karen Lunsford


2008 Santa Barbara Conference on Writing Research
University of California Santa Barbara
February 22-24, 2008

Call for Proposals:
Theme: Writing Research Across Borders
Due Date: May 1
Length: under 300 words

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and the Writing Programs at
the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of
California, Davis invite proposals for their interdisciplinary
conference, "Writing Research Across Borders," to be held February
22-24, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California.

UPDATE: Postcolonial Representation[s] and the U.S. (grad) (3/16/07; 5/12/07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:01pm
Caroline Kyungah Hong

**The deadline was been extended to March 16, 2007 (from February 23,

CFP: Postcolonial Representation[s] and the U.S . (grad) [3/16/07; 5/12/07]
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Centennial House, University of California, Santa Barbara

Keynote Speaker: Bishnupriya Ghosh, Professor of English, UC Santa
Barbara (biography below)

CFP: Writing Empires I and II (3/18/07; MLA '07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:00pm
Kurt Koenigsberger

Call for papers: The Society for Critical Exchange, an Affiliate
organization of the Modern Language Association, is sponsoring two sessions
at the 2007 MLA in Chicago.

Writing Empires I: Composition and the Expansion of English
Writing programs as "empire-building" enterprises for English studies;
movements toward independence of writing programs from English programs;
WAC/WID as resituating English studies.

Writing Empires II: Writing Histories and Theories
Technologies, practices, and pedagogies of writing in the histories of
19th- and 20th-century imperialism, anti-imperial movements, and globalization.

Abstracts and brief bio to by 18 March.