category: postcolonial

Uniting Nations: Risks and Opportunities - Submission Deadline 28/02/10

full name / name of organization: 
eSharp
contact email: 
submissions@esharp.org.uk

eSharp invites papers for the forthcoming themed issue.

[UPDATE] Paths of Progress(?)

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Northridge Associated Graduate Students of English
contact email: 
agse2010@gmail.com

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments.

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH AND MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

College English Association of Ohio's Spring Conference

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association of Ohio
contact email: 
anthony.edgington@utoledo.edu

2010 College English Association of Ohio
Spring Conference
Ohio Dominican University
Columbus, OH
April 16, 2010

[UPDATE] The Global South: The 12th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group, 25-27 March 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
contact email: 
theufmrg@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Hazel V. Carby
Special Guest: James L. Peacock

University of Florida, March 25-27, 2010

2nd Call: CFP - Fractured Images / Broken Words. Lancaster, 12 June 2010. Abstract deadline: 15 Feb 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University
contact email: 
conference@lancasterluminary.com

Conference 2010: Fractured Images / Broken Words

Special issue of MARGARET ATWOOD STUDIES on THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD -- deadline 1 April

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
tsheckel@rmc.edu

MARGARET ATWOOD STUDIES, the refereed journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, seeks submissions--article length or briefer--on Atwood's THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD for special issue (volume 4, number 1) dev

Geocritical Explorations (collection on Geocriticism) - March 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Call for Papers:
Geocritical Explorations: Space, Place, and Mapping in Literary and Cultural Studies
(Collection of Critical Essays)

[UPDATE] Barbara Kinsolver (ALA in San Francisco May 27-30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Peters, Texas A&M University
contact email: 
slpeters@tamu.edu

In 2009 Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna, her first novel in almost ten years, was an instant bestseller.

Space in the Americas, Brest (France) November 4-5, 2010 (deadline March 31, 2010),

full name / name of organization: 
Institut des Amériques, Brest
contact email: 
Nathalie.Coulon@univ-brest.fr

Among the wide range of objects open to scrutiny, space is undoubtedly the most commonly studied by a number of sciences among the human and social sciences and the Earth and marine sciences, each cla

UPDATE: “TURNING POINTS”: SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University
contact email: 
shockandintrospection@gmail.com

“TURNING POINTS”: SHOCK AND INTROSPECTION

4th Annual Graduate Conference
Friday April 30-Saturday May1, 2010
Department of Comparative Literature
Stanford University

The 1971 Indo-Pakistan War Special Journal Issue 15 September 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies
contact email: 
cilanoc@uncw.edu, pakistaniaat@gmail.com

“The 1971 Indo-Pakistan War: Causes, Costs, and Consequences”
call for submissions for a special issue of
Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 2 (3) 2010

Contested Communities – 21st Annual GNEL/ASNEL Conference, 13.-16. May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Professor Susanne Mühleisen, University of Bayreuth
contact email: 
gnel2010@gmail.com

The 21st annual conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL) will be hosted 2010 by the English department of the University of Bayreuth from 13.-16.

Journal of Bisexuality

full name / name of organization: 
American Institute of Bisexuality/Taylor & Francis
contact email: 
jfalexan@uci.edu

Colleagues--

PLEASE FORWARD..

International conference. "Eccentricity". 5-6 November 2010.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Burgundy (Dijon, France)
contact email: 
laumell19@hotmail.com

“The most common form of eccentricity of all was one that could be seen as another exaggeration of Englishness, its innate conservatism” (Paul Langford, Englishness Identified, Oxford University P

The Meaning of Food: Exchanges

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bindel@uoregon.edu

From photosynthesis to fermentation, consumption to digestion, harvest to market, food ritual to edible gifts, food exists in a constant state of exchange.

"Island Chains, Insularity, and the American Archipelago"--Deadline: 18 January 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Russell Roberts
contact email: 
brianrussellroberts@byu.edu

2010 American Studies Association Convention
Convention Theme--"Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century"
Convention Date: November 18–21, 2010

Call for Movie Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

[UPDATE] Disagreement: Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference at New York University (Spring 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
New York University Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
disagreement.NYU@gmail.com

Deadline Extended: 300 word abstracts due to disagreement.NYU@gmail.com by Monday, 01/18/2010!

Truth to Power: Public Intellectuals

full name / name of organization: 
Karyn Hollis, Villanova University
contact email: 
karyn.hollis@villanova.edu

TRUTH TO POWER: PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS IN AND OUT OF ACADEME

Edited by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi and Karyn Hollis
Villanova University

Under contract
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing

Bloomsbury and Africa, MLA 2011 (Jan. 6 - 9, 2011, Los Angeles), hosted by International Virginia Woolf Society

full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
Danell Jones, danelljones@bresnan.net

Subjects include Woolf's imaginative uses of Africa, the Dreadnought Hoax, Bloomsbury and African art, Leonard Woolf and Africa, and Hogarth Press publications. 500 word abstracts due March 12, 2010.

[UPDATE: deadline now January 20th] Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on the Middle East, South Asia and Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
contact email: 
CUgradconf@gmail.com

Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17, 2010
Proposals due January 20, 2010

Hosted by the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) at Columbia University

NEW DEADLINE: Governing Gender: Bodies & Boundaries

full name / name of organization: 
Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies at University of Rochester
contact email: 
e.goodfellow@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010

Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea, 14-16 October, 2010, St. John's NL (Abstract deadline: Jan. 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies / La Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (CSECS/SCEDHS)
contact email: 
csecs.2010@gmail.com

The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference

Law and South African Literature (abstracts due January 25; papers due March 31)

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Lenta/ University of Kwazulu-Natal
contact email: 
lentap@ukzn.ac.za

Current Writing 21(2) (October 2010)

Special Issue on ‘Law and South African Literature’ (guest-edited by Patrick Lenta)

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Sessions at MLA 2011 (Jan. 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
American Association of Australian Literary Studies
contact email: 
nathanael_oreilly@uttyler.edu

Proposals are invited for the American Association of Australian Literary Studies sessions at the 2011 MLA Convention, to be held January 6-9, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA.

Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century - April 7 and 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Siamak Movahedi, Ph.D - Social Theory Forum
contact email: 
SocialTheoryAbstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com


The VII Annual SOCIAL THEORY FORUM
Call for Papers
Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan For the 21st Century
April 7 and 8, 2010
University of Massachusetts Boston

[UPDATE] Performatives after Deconstruction - Deadline for abstracts: 1st March 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kingston University/London Graduate School
contact email: 
fass-conferences@kingston.ac.uk

"Performatives after Deconstruction"
29 - 30 June 2010
Kingston University, London
The London Graduate School

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Washington, Seattle
contact email: 
adapt4u@u.washington.edu

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers

Theorising Wales: Gender, Culture and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Swansea University
contact email: 
k.bohata@swansea.ac.uk

International conference, 12-14 July 2010

http://www.swan.ac.uk/CREW/Conferences/TheorisingWales/

CREW (Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales)

New Online Magazine for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

full name / name of organization: 
Subarnarekha: Bhatter College Online Magazine for Students
contact email: 
sub@bhattercollege.org.in

Creative, critical and reflective writings and campus reports are being invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students from any part of the world for the inaugural issue.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at University of Rhode Island
contact email: 
uriconference2010@gmail.com


“Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories”
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONTEMPORARY INDIAN WOMEN NOVELISTS IN ENGLISH (DEADLINE FOR PAPERS: APRIL 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bikaner
contact email: 
induswamionline@yahoo.com

Indian English Fiction constitutes an important part of the world literature today, and women novelists have made significant contributions to it.

Global Solidarities, proposed special session, MLA 2011 (Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Roopika Risam
contact email: 
rrisam@emory.edu

More than 50 years later, contemporary scholars, including Bill Mullen, Gary Okihiro, and Vijay Prashad, are responding to the 1955 Bandung Conference’s powerful vision of an Afro-Asian world of color poised to take back the reins of history and challenge the global hegemony of the world’s superpowers. These scholars’ work emerges not from theoretical models of hybridity within postcolonial and cultural studies but — like the Bandung Conference itself — from anti-imperialist and transnational political agendas. Significantly, as Colleen Lye suggests, this work comprises a third stage of ethnic studies, mediating between limited, nation-bound multiracial analysis and the perceived lack of historical specificity in diaspora models.

Informed by this neo-Bandung critical turn, this panel will examine representations of cross-racial solidarity in U.S. ethnic or postcolonial literatures, including, but not limited to, Afro-Asian encounters. How do cross-racial solidarities transform discussions of race? What are the bases for solidarity beyond race? What can literature contribute towards global solidarities, and what are its limitations?

[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
contact email: 
richang@siu.edu

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

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