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CFP: Selling Trauma: Post-apartheid(?) and Tourism (4/1/06; USACLALS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm
Alice D'Amore

CFP: Fissures and Sutures: Sources of Division and Mutual Aid in Postcolonial
Reflections on History and Literature, United States Association for
Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

selling trauma: post-apartheid(?) and tourism

Apartheid ended more than ten years ago; regardless, bulletholes in the
stained glass of Regina Mundi remain, long after the June 1976 Soweto school
uprisings, as do the lime mines on Robben Island, the squatter camps in Soweto
and Cape Town, and the to-be-furnished space for representing the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission in the Apartheid Museum on the skirts of

UPDATE: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/31/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm

Deadline extended:

UPDATE: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/31/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)


23-27 June 2006
Centre for Romantic Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth


Lawrence Buell, Cheryll Glotfelty, James C. McKusick, George Monbiot, Kate


"Romanticism, Environment, Crisis" will highlight the continuing urgency
of the Romantic text at a time when changes in our biosphere threaten to
realize Romanticism's prophetic anxieties, its darkest imaginings.

CFP: Second International Doris Lessing Conference (UK) (8/31/06; 7/7/07-7/9/07)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:37pm
Julie Cairnie

CFP: Second International Doris Lessing Conference (08/31/06;07/07/07-09/07/07)
Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Doris Lessing is a writer who, in her early career, concentrated on Africa
and African politics then subsequently turned toward England, feminism, and
speculative fiction. This panel will explore Lessing's continued engagement
with African politics from "The Grass Is Singing" and "Going Home" to "Under
My Skin" and "African Laughter," as well as her more recent

Submit one-page abstracts by August 31, 2006 to:

CFP: Colonialism and Knowledge (4/15/06; NEASECS, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Pratima Prasad

NEASECS (Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) 2006; Nov. 9-12, 2006; Salem, Massachusetts.
CFP deadline: Apr. 15, 2006

Panel title: "Colonialism and Knowledge-Making in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

Eighteenth-century colonial expansion gave birth to, enabled, and systematized several European bodies of knowledge: encounters with non-European populations gave rise to large-scale classifications of race in European scientific discourse; a vast and growing body of travel writing produced ethnographies and encyclopedic treatises on peoples and cultures of the globe; scientific exploration abroad aided the development of European natural science.

CFP: Travel Writing/Writing Travel (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
Nandini Sengupta


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

The Travel Writing/Writing Travel panel of PAMLA
invites proposals for papers and presentations on this
topic. Proposals that open the topic to multiple
perspectives and interpretations are welcome.

Please submit a 500-word proposal and a 50-word
abstract as a WORD or
RTF attachment via e-mail to:

For more information please see the PAMLA website:

CFP: Environmental Justice & Global Citizenship (UK) (3/10/06; 7/3/06-7/6/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:50pm
Dr Rob Fisher

5th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

Monday 3rd July - Thursday 6th July 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Final Call for Papers
Environments, Sustainability and Technologies

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental ideas in the context of contemporary society and international politics, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship.

CFP: What Remains: Living Through Ruins, Thinking Through Empire (grad) (3/31/06; 5/11/06-5/12/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
joe destefano

Graduate Student Conference:
The New School for Social Research
CFP: What Remains: Living Through Ruins, Thinking Through Empire
(grad) (3/31/06; 5/11/06-5/12/06)

"What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony
rubbish?" ~ T.S. Eliot, 'The Wasteland'

Call for Papers

We are soliciting papers from graduate students in anthropology,
history, geography, literature, sociology, and other relevant
disciplines related to our focus on empire and ruins. The deadline for
submission of abstracts is March 31, 2006. For more information,
questions or submissions, please e-mail David Bond or Joseph DeStefano

UPDATE: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (grad) (3/2

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kimberly Williams

Deadline Extended to March 27th for Proposals on
Interdisciplinary Scholarly and Creative Work

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Conference:
.Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist
Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts.

University of Maryland
May 24-26, 2006


Featuring plenary sessions and workshops by feminist educator
Dr. Peggy McIintosh, feminist postcolonial theorist Dr.
Sangeeta Ray, feminist sociologist Dr. Karen Rosenblum, and
Black feminist scholar Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall.