UPDATE: [International] Re-visioning English Studies in Asia

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Eun Kyung Min
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“Re-visioning English Studies in Asia”

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
International Conference
November 20-22, 2008
Onyang Hot Spring Hotel, Onyang, Korea

*** Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to
March 31, 2008 ***

*** We are pleased to announce that Professor Gauri Viswanathan of
Columbia University will be the keynote speaker at the conference ***

---Call for PapersThe English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) invitespapers for its 2008 international conference on “Re-visioning EnglishStudies in Asia.” The conference aims at bringing together scholars andteachers of English language and literature to discuss academic,professional, and institutional issues particular to English studies inthe wider Asian region. We are interested in examining the history ofEnglish studies in Asiaâ€"its past, present, and futureâ€"in differentnational and cultural contexts around Asia. How is “English” definedtoday in Asia? What are the particular responsibilities and challengesof this field today? We hope to foster new cross-cultural and cross-regional conversations that will lay the basis for cooperative projectsand debates in the future. Topics of discussion may include (but are notlimited to):- Teaching English Literature in English vs. Teaching English Literaturein an Asian Language- ESL/EFL Policies at the National/State Level- Canon and Curriculum- English Literature and Cultural Capital- Whose Asia? Orientalism and Occidentalism- Contemporary Asian Literature in English- English Studies in Asia in the Age of Theory- Nationalism/Transnationalism in Asia- Globalization Theories and Literary Studies- Asian-American Studies in Asia- Diversifying “English Literature”- The South Asian Novel in English- Postcolonialism and Subaltern Studies in Asia- Writing/Mapping Asia: Representing Asia in English Literature- Effective Pedagogical Strategies to Manage the Asian Classroom- Diaspora Studies- (Bilingualism & Multilingualism in) Inter-Asia Studies- Digital/Computation and English Studies in AsiaProposals for 20-minute papers should include a 250-word abstract and abrief curriculum vitae with contact and affiliation information. Pleasesend proposals to Dr. Eun Kyung Min (Dept. of English, Seoul NationalUniversity, eunmin_at_snu.ac.kr) by March 31, 2008. Proposals for panelsare also welcome. Accepted papers will be announced by April 30, 2008.Please consult www.ellak.or.kr for updates and announcements.=================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List cfp_at_english.upenn.edu more information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu===================================Received on Fri Mar 07 2008 - 00:28:45 EST