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CFP: [Postcolonial] Works of New African Writers Northeast MLA (Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2009; Sept. 15, 2008)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 6:00pm
Walter Collins

Works of New African Writers

This panel at the 2009 Conference of the Northeast Modern Language
Association will explore the literary contributions of new African
writers. African writers born since independence are approaching their
texts differenty, some in non-traditional ways. In what ways are new
African writers updating African classics?

Send 250-word proposals (preferably by e-mail) to:

Dr. Walter Collins
University of South Carolina Lancaster
476 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
collinsw_at_sc.edu

CFP: [20th] NEMLA 2009 Panel- We Love the '80s: Nostalgia and Empire in Contemporary British Culture

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 5:46pm
Ann McClellan

North East Modern Language Association
Boston, MA
February 26-March 1, 2009

Using a cultural studies lens, this panel is interested in exploring the
dialectical role literature and popular culture played in (re)
establishing Britain's imperialist identity in a post-imperial climate.
Rather than face the consequences of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative
policies, the British culture industry chose to look back to periods of
colonial domination, power, and prestige. This panel will examine this
convergence of nostalgia, empire, and media to analyze how the
contemporary British culture industry sought to (re) articulate British
identity through the period's literature and popular culture.

CFP: [Graduate] Sixth Annual Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:44pm
Philip S. Palmer

The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will
host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19,
2008. Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a ten to fifteen minute paper on any
range of topics or approaches, including textual studies, performance history, philosophy, print
culture, religious studies, gender studies, post-colonial interpretations, and other new theoretical
perspectives. The purpose of the conference is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to
share their work and place it in a greater context of interests and concerns. The conference is

CFP: [Renaissance] Sixth Annual Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:44pm
Philip S. Palmer

The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will
host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19,
2008. Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a ten to fifteen minute paper on any
range of topics or approaches, including textual studies, performance history, philosophy, print
culture, religious studies, gender studies, post-colonial interpretations, and other new theoretical
perspectives. The purpose of the conference is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to
share their work and place it in a greater context of interests and concerns. The conference is

CFP: [Renaissance] GEMCS 2008: Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives, and Liturgical

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:16pm
Colleen Kennedy

Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies 2008 Conference:
"Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"
November 20-23, 2008, Philadelphia

Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives,
and Liturgical Texts
 
“I think there is more barbarity in eating a man alive than eating him
dead”
                                â€" Michel de Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”

CFP: [Postcolonial] special issue of New Formations on "new enclosures"

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 1:06pm
Ashley Dawson

In his 1992 essay “Petrofiction,” novelist and critic Amitav Ghosh put his
finger on a surprising lacuna in the world of letters. There have,
according to Ghosh, been few fictional representations of the cultural
encounters and frictions catalyzed by that most central lubricant of the
global economy: oil. Perhaps the very centrality of this resource to the
global economy has guaranteed its mystification. This absence seems
particularly puzzling today, however, in a period of global competition for
increasingly scarce fossil fuels, precious minerals and ores, arable land,
staple grains, and even fresh water. Control over these strategic