British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - CFP

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
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British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

28TH ANNUAL BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 15-16, 2019
DESOTO SAVANNAH, SAVANNAH GA

CALL FOR PAPERS

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

We offer scholars and researchers, teachers and students, the opportunity to disseminate and discuss their knowledge and understanding of the dynamic field of postcolonial studies.

We invite proposals in both thematic (migration, diaspora studies, etc.) and geographic (Eurabia, South Asia, etc.) areas:

  • Postcolonial Studies: Where Were We? Where Are We? Where To Now?
  • Perspectives and Current Practices in Postcolonial Pedagogy
  • Bioethics, Ecology, Ecocriticism, Health and Wellness
  • Migration, Diaspora, Hybridity, and Borders
  • Region, Religion, Politics, and Culture
  • History and Historiography
  • War and Terrorism
  • Race, Racism, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity
  • Ethics, Economics, and Globalization
  • Pedagogy and the Disciplines
  • Intersections of Francophone and Anglophone Literatures
  • Postcolonial, Liberation, and Transnational Literatures, Arts, and the Media

Or any other aspect of the British Commonwealth of nations, or of countries formerly colonized by other European powers.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rob Nixon, Professor, Author, Activist

Rob is the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University, where he teaches creative nonfiction and environmental studies. Until 2015 he held the Rachel Carson Professorship in English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of four books: London Calling: V.S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin; Homelands, Harlem and Hollywood: South African Culture and the World Beyond; Dreambirds: The Natural History of a Fantasy; and, most recently, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor.

He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, where he writes on environmentalism and on literature and culture from the global South. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian, The Nation, London Review of Books, The Village Voice, Slate, Truthout, Huffington Post, Times Literary Supplement, Chronicle of Higher Education, Critical Inquiry, South Atlantic Quarterly, Cultural Studies, Public Culture, New Formations, and elsewhere.

Rob started out as an activist and socially engaged writer working for the overthrow of apartheid. He has since focused on environmentalism and public writing, particularly in relation to struggles for environmental justice in the global South.

SUBMISSIONS

Proposals are accepted electronically at our site: <bcpsconference.org>.

DEADLINES

Deadline for proposal submissions: November 1, 2018.

Notification of acceptance: completed by December 1, 2018.

NICHOLS GRADUATE AWARD

The fourth annual Nichols Graduate Award will be given for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the Conference. All graduate students registered for and presenting at the conference are eligible to compete. See <bcpsconference.org/award.html> for details.

INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL PRESENTERS

  • Abstracts of 300 words maximum are required via the online submission form.
  • A biographical statement for each presenter is required, including the presenter's academic affiliation
  • Panels should be designed for 75 minutes; individual papers for 15-minute delivery -- maximum.
  • Proposals for panels should include an abstract for each paper with complete information on each presenter.

REGISTRATION

Regular Registration (includes all conference events, meals, and receptions): $150.00

Graduate Student / Retiree (includes all conference events, meals, and receptions): $120.00

One-day / Guest: contact bcps2019@bcpsconference.org for details

CONTACT / QUESTIONS

Send email to bcps2019@bcpsconference.org

SPONSORS

Georgia Southern University Department of Literature

The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE OUR NEW SITE AT bcpsconference.org