category: postcolonial

Disasters, Crises, and the Politics of Recreation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jjmaer@aol.com

Certain conditions have defined the beginning of the 21st century: imperialist war for control of the Middle East and Afghanistan, super exploitation of labor and global resources like the food crisis

“Invasive Species, Postcolonial and Critical Global Theory” (12/20/09 due) Crossroads in Cultural Studies (June 17-21, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Chingling Wo/Sonoma State University, U.S. and Tsung-yi Huang/National Taiwan University, Taiwan
contact email: 
wochingling@hotmail.com

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[UPDATE] SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture February 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Jeanette Sanchez SW/TX Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jeannie8@u.washington.edu

The final deadline for paper and panel submissions has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. Early bird registration ends Dec.

New World Francophonie: ACLA Panel, April 1-4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Monika Giacoppe, Rampao College/ American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
giacoppe@ramapo.edu

The ACLA’s annual meeting in New Orleans seems an ideal time to address the francophone literatures and cultures of the “New World,” too often considered only as an afterthought in comparative A

Transverse, U of T's comp lit grad journal, is accepting papers ON CENSORSHIP (Deadline: March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Transverse, grad journal @ the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
transversejournal@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transverse 2009-2010: Censorship

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)

[UPDATE] Dissident Citizenship: Queer Postcolonial Belonging June 10-11, 2010, University of Sussex, Brighton UK

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence, University of Sussex
contact email: 
s.a.meghani@sussex.ac.uk

The conference is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex.

Disability and the Enlightenment

full name / name of organization: 
Dwight Codr/ South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
dcodr@tulane.edu

Although scholars have long recognized the centrality of the body in the cultural productions of "Enlightenment" England -- whether it be in terms of empiricism or sensibility, in the context of actin

The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries

full name / name of organization: 
4th Annual International ACSA Conference, The Visual Imagination: Across Boundaries
contact email: 
acsaconference2010@gmail.com

Imagination has more than often been conceived of as an art of forming mental images,particularly in relation to objects and phenomena not completely perceived in reality.

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Phil Heldrich, Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA
contact email: 
pheldrich@sbcglobal.net

[Update] CFP Literature (General) (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Our 12/15/2009 Submission Deadline is rapidly approaching!
Reduced registration rates in effect until 12/15/2009

[UPDATE] A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context, February 5-7 2010 (Graduate Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University Department of English
contact email: 
mcgillconference2010@gmail.com

McGill Department of English Graduate Studies Conference:
A Measure of Place: Space in Text and Context

5-7 February 2010, McGill University, Montreal

The Fictional North

full name / name of organization: 
Sue Matheson, University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

The Fictional North: Call for Papers

The University College of the North invites submissions for an upcoming conference,

Durrell and the City: Reconstructing the Urban Landscape, July 7-10, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Donald P. Kaczvinsky/International Lawrence Durrell Society
contact email: 
dkaczv@latech.edu

"Durrell and the City" will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Alexandria Quartet with a reassessment of the cities, especially Alexandria, that have been associated with Durre

"The End?": International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University 3/25-3/27

full name / name of organization: 
International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bl

[REMINDER] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (proposals due by Nov. 13)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2010 Conference (April 1-4), New Orleans, LA
contact email: 
soumitree.gupta@gmail.com

ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora: Interrogating Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Diasporic Cultural Productions

ACLA Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2010

"Thicker than Water?: The Family in Literature and Culture" (March 25-27, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
2010 West Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, California Baptist University
contact email: 
cclwestregion@gmail.com

Conference Dates: March 25-27, 2010
California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

The Fictional North

full name / name of organization: 
Sue Matheson, University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

The Fictional North: Call for Papers
The University College of the North invites submissions for an upcoming conference,

CFP Fractured Images / Broken Words - 12 June 2010. Abstract deadline: 15 Feb 2010.

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

FRACTURED IMAGES / BROKEN WORDS

Multi-Disciplinary Postgraduate Symposium hosted by the Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
12th June 2010

[UPDATE] -- ACLA Panel: Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Rawal-Jindia, University of California, Riverside; Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
trawa001@ucr.edu; ryung001@ucr.edu

Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms
American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting
April 1-4, 2010
New Orleans, LA

Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

The presence of a transnational community entails the recognition of a non-singular national identity, a paradigm understood, variously, as a shattered norm or a hybrid ideal.

Dissident Citizenship: Queer Postcolonial Belonging June 10-11, 2010, University of Sussex, Brighton UK

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex, Brighton UK
contact email: 
s.a.meghani@sussex.ac.uk

The theoretical conjunction between queer and postcolonial studies emerging over the past fifteen years has produced work on identities and political movements

‘On or about December 1910 human character changed’ Centenary reflections and contemporary debates: modernism and beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Bryony Randall, University of Glasgow
contact email: 
snms@arts.gla.ac.uk

‘On or about December 1910 human character changed’
Centenary reflections and contemporary debates: modernism and beyond
10th-12th December 2010. University of Glasgow, U.K.

Networking the Globe: Information Technologies and the Postcolonial

full name / name of organization: 
Postcolonial Studies Association
contact email: 
brian.rock@stir.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE INAUGURAL POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE OF

THE POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Date: 21–22 May 2010

Venue: University of Stirling, Scotland

Keynote speakers: TBC

Genre Dynamics: Exchange and Transformation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Mark A. Cantrell, Shepherd U; Chad J. Loewen-Schmidt, Shepherd U
contact email: 
MCANTREL@shepherd.edu, cloewens@shepherd.edu

As conceptual categories that both derive from and frame our understanding of particular works, genres are determined largely by what Ludwig Wittgenstein calls “family resemblances” rather than by

Transnational Feminist Responses and the Torture of “Enemies”

full name / name of organization: 
Basuli Deb/University of Nebraska-Lincoln
contact email: 
bdeb2@unl.edu

Call for Papers

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
April 1-4, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Deadline for a 250 word paper proposal: 13 Nov. 2009

Restrategizing Essentialism (ACLA 11/13/09; 4/1-4/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Tsai, Indiana University
contact email: 
sktsai@indiana.edu

Restrategizing Essentialism

Seminar Organizer: Jonathan E. Abel, Penn State; S. -C. Kevin Tsai, Indiana U Bloomington

[UPDATE] Contemporary British Fiction: Narrating Violence, Trauma and Loss (International Conference, 17-18 September 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany in association with the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
tancke@uni-mainz.de

Contemporary British fiction is preoccupied with scenarios of violence, trauma and loss: destruction, guilt, traumatic experiences and apocalyptic anxieties are prevalent thematic and aesthetic concer

Cultures of Migration: Local Cosmopolitanisms

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
schneider@sabanciuniv.edu

ACLA (New Orleans, Apr. 1-4, 2010)
Cultures of Migration: Local Cosmopolitanisms

ACLA Panel: Gatekeeper, Mother Hen, Culture Agent?: Selecting the Appropriate Metaphor for Compositionists. April 1-4, 11/13

full name / name of organization: 
Toni Francis, Ph. D., The College of The Bahamas
contact email: 
tfrancis@cob.edu.bs

Gatekeeper, Mother Hen, Culture Agent?: Selecting the Appropriate Metaphor for Compositionists in the Era of Linguistic Diversity

In the postmodern and postcolonial age, linguistic diversity poses a challenge to the role of the composition instructor, and has politicized the compositionist

AlterNative seeks papers in indigenous languages

full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
contact email: 
editors@alternative.ac.nz

The world is currently facing a crisis in the revitalisation of indigenous languages.

CFP: Mistakes, Mistranslations and Mendacity: The Logic and Language of Cosmopolitanism (ACLA 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2010
contact email: 
j-ng@northwestern.edu

American Comparative Literature Association, 2010 Annual Meeting

April 1-4, 2010 (New Orleans)

Title: Mistakes, Mistranslations and Mendacity: The Logic and Language of Cosmopolitanism

Interdisciplinary Arts Conference on HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation

full name / name of organization: 
Religion & Culture Society
contact email: 
r.c.executive@gmail.com

Interdisciplinary Arts Conference 2010

HOPE

Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation

CALL FOR PAPERS

No!: Subjectivity and Agency in Muslim Rights/Rites of Negation (February 27-28, 2010)--Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference
contact email: 
dukeuncconf@gmail.com

Deadline: December 15th, 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

7th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference

Turning Points and Transformations (Deadline Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2010@louisiana.edu

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

Framing the Human: (De)humanization in Language Literature and Culture - March 6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities Association of Graduate Students in Romance Studies
contact email: 
agsrs@umn.edu

Debates around how "the human" is defined, interrogated and regulated often delineate boundaries that separate the human and its others (e.g. the animal, the divine, the monstrous).

Wild West II: Mythologizing Europe in Inglourious Basterds, February 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 12/05/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09

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