category: postcolonial

UPDATE 31 MARCH 2009

full name / name of organization: 
BAKEA HERO (EXTENSION)
contact email: 
bakea.pau@gmail.com, macelikel@pau.edu.tr, bde@pau.edu.tr

PAMUKKALE ÜNİVERSİTESİ

BAKEA
Uluslararası
Batı Kültürü ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları
Sempozyumu

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
BAKEA
International

Folklore and Mythology

full name / name of organization: 
Sufen s Lai/ PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
lais@gvsu.edu

PAMLA 2009
107th Annual Conference
San Francisco

Topics related to studies of Folkore and Mythology

Deadline: March 15, 2009

EDITED VOLUME ON POSTCOLONIAL FILMS

full name / name of organization: 
Swaralipi Nandi and Esha Sanyan
contact email: 
pocofilm09@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
We seek abstracts for our forthcoming anthology to be tentatively published in Spring 2010. "The Bloody screen: a study of violence and masculinity in postcolonial films."

Poetics of Presence [ASAP 1: Arts of the Present (10/22-25/2009)]

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Arts of the Present
contact email: 
kenningeditions@gmail.com

Call for proposals for a panel submission to the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, first annual conference.

Poetics of Presence

“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Native American Literature and Human Rights (Nov 6-8, 2009) Atlanta, GA

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
amullis@moc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Native American Literature
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 6-8, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference
contact email: 
ugconference@racc.edu

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

[UPDATE] Essays on the Caribbean

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Dorsía Smith, Tatiana Tagirova, and Suzanna Engman
contact email: 
cwbpublication@yahoo.com

We are looking for a few additional papers to complete an edited book about the Caribbean.

Literature and Pathology, May 22-24 2009

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Davis
contact email: 
jhowell@ucdavis.edu

CFP: "Literature and Pathology," UC Davis
University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA)
May 22-24, 2009
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/
Deadline: April 5th, 2009

Visions of the World: Forms, Functions, and Histories of Universalism (2009 MLA panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Koonyong Kim
contact email: 
koonyongkim@duke.edu

Visions of the World: Forms, Functions and Histories of Universalism

Call for Papers for the 2009 Modern Language Association Convention,
Philadelphia, 27-30 December

CFP: Justice and Mercy Have Kissed (SAMLA 11/6-8/09; deadline 5/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail Lundelius/Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
lundeliu@mailbox.sc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: May 1, 2009

JUSTICE AND MERCY HAVE KISSED

Arts of the Present - October 22-25, 2009 (Deadline April 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
info@artsofthepresent.org

A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Launch Conference: "ASAP 1: Arts of the Present"

October 22-25, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

Plenaries: Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Sianne Ngai, Anton Vidokle

[UPDATE]:MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Ho
contact email: 
eho@ursinus.edu

Deadline for abstracts extended until March 20th, 2009.

Abstracts are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

"Postcolonial and..." at SAMLA, November 6-8, 2009

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

Session Title: “Postcolonial and…”

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Otago
contact email: 
vijay.devadas@otago ac.nz

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

24-26 June, 2009

Organised by the Postcolonial Studies Research Network, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

The New Exotic? Postcolonialism and Globalization’ Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Otago
contact email: 
chris.prentice@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

Keynote Speakers: Professor Robert J.C. Young, New York University; Professor Graham Huggan, University of Leeds; Associate Professor Susie O’Brien, McMaster University

Leaps of Faith: Mania Meets Modernity SAMLA Atlanta GA Nov. 6-8 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West.

Human-Animal Relation (Journal Issue; August 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Worsham/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Poltiics
contact email: 
worsham@ilstu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of JAC

Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics (3/19/09; MLA '09)

full name / name of organization: 
Swati Rana, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
swati@berkeley.edu

CFP: “Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2009

Pirates and Piracy (May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Opitz / darkmatter
contact email: 
opit0010@umn.edu

darkmatter Journal - http://www.darkmatter101.org/

Special Issue - Call for Papers: Pirates and Piracy in History, Literature and Theory

"Historicizing Globalization" - College Art Association - February 2010, Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsty Robertson and Erin Morton
contact email: 
kirsty.robertson@uwo.ca

Please circulate widely.

Midwest Regional, American Conference for Irish Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program
contact email: 
lordan@siu.edu

The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

MLA Special Session proposal - Reconsidering the Transnational Turn - 3/24

full name / name of organization: 
John Patrick Leary, Wayne State University
contact email: 
jpleary@wayne.edu

In recent years, a “transnational” approach to literary history has become popular.

[UPDATE] Pakistaniaat--Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies
contact email: 
editor@pakistaniaat.org

Editors of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies seek submissions for the first issue to be published in June 2009.

UPDATE: Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi, Tara McLellan
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!

Territories of Thought - theory@buffalo (Journal, Issue 14; 9/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
theory@buffalo
contact email: 
lam1jd@gmail.com

Territories of Thought

The slogan “Land and Freedom” articulates a relationship between territory and thought; it suggests the interpenetration of materiality and philosophy. It is our claim that freedom – the central concept of political thought as such – is fundamentally predicated on the tension between the materiality and the mythos of land. Further, “Land and Freedom” suggests the spatial and republican underpinnings of a particular political ontology, one that resonates, for example, with “territory and desire” in Deleuze and Guattari and “world and Being” in Heidegger. What, then, is the relationship of this spatialized political ontology to new forms of territorial organization wrought by neoliberal and neocolonial policies? From structural adjustments to special economic zones (SEZ’s), from resource wars to private investment in third-world agriculture, the massive force of accumulation and capitalization indicates the emergence of a new class of spaces secure for the techno-political logic of capitalism. Within the space of this logic, what remains of freedom? Of philosophy?

We welcome all papers dealing with the spatial articulation of political/philosophical concepts. Possible topics might include: relations between property, territory, and law; old and new spaces of capital; territory and violence; the spatial unconscious of philosophical concepts; topographies of subjectivity; political ontology; cognitive mapping; any number of post-structural concepts from territorialization to geophilosophy, from mondialisation to dissemination; Lefebvre and post-Lefebvrian Marxism, including Situationist psychogeographies and the space of the spectacle; Foucault and geography; primitive accumulation and the dispossession of land; the “camp” as biopolitical paradigm; critical reflections on border studies and so-called globalization.

Submissions are welcome from any disciplinary field, including social theory, literary studies, political theory, philosophy, geography, postcolonial studies, architecture, cultural studies, media studies, etc.
theory@buffalo also accepts book reviews. These can be on any topic and must be 1,200 words or less. All other submissions must be 10,000 words maximum. Please send two blind copies with a cover page to the address below, or send an electronic copy as an attachment in Microsoft Word to: lam1jd@gmail.com or prc3@buffalo.edu, RE: theory@buffalo 14.

All submissions are due September 1, 2009.

theory@buffalo
Philip Campanile and Joshua Lam, Editors
Department of Comparative Literature
638 Clemens Hall, North Campus
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
USA

Theory@buffalo is an interdisciplinary journal of criticism and philosophy housed in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Contributors to this issue include Geoffrey Bennington, Stuart Elden, and Andrew Benjamin. Former contributors have included Ernesto Laclau, Jean-Luc Nancy, Werner Hamacher, Allan Stoekl, Bruno Bosteels, Elizabeth Grosz, Tina Chanter, Gerhard Richter, and our own Rodolphe Gasché.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Slavery in Barbados Lecture Series

full name / name of organization: 
Carmel Haynes
contact email: 
carmel.haynes@cavehill.uwi.edu

CFP: [Postcolonial] Slavery in Barbados Lecture Series

CFP: [Postcolonial] Representations of the intellectual in Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
Etudes Irlandaises-French Journal of Irish Studies
contact email: 
cauvetp@hotmail.com

CFP: [Postcolonial] Representations of the intellectual in Ireland

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Deadline Extended:Collection on Dalit Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@yahoo.com

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Deadline Extended:Collection on Dalit Literature

CFP: [Postcolonial] Marxism East and West: MLA 2009 Special Session

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

CFP: [Postcolonial] Marxism East and West: MLA 2009 Special Session

CFP: [Postcolonial] The Cosmopolitan Novel: Old Paradigms/New Directions

full name / name of organization: 
Soo Kim
contact email: 
sooykim@tamu.edu

CFP: [Postcolonial] The Cosmopolitan Novel: Old Paradigms/New Directions

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] The Booker Prize and India

full name / name of organization: 
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
contact email: 
nilanshu1973@yahoo.com

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] The Booker Prize and India

CFP: [Postcolonial] Sidney Poitier Conference

full name / name of organization: 
IAN G. STRACHAN
contact email: 
istrachan@cob.edu.bs

CFP: [Postcolonial] Sidney Poitier Conference

CFP: [Postcolonial] New Approaches to Translation Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Sandra Hordis
contact email: 
hordis@arcadia.edu

CFP: [Postcolonial] New Approaches to Translation Studies

CFP: [Postcolonial] MLA 2009 Hunger

full name / name of organization: 
Zahi Zalloua
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

CFP: [Postcolonial] MLA 2009 Hunger

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