UPDATE: Interactive Dimensions between Transatlantic and Transpacific American Studies (12/25/06; 9/20/07-9/23/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Tatsushi Narita

Please accept the following updated version of my announcement for inclusion
on your cfp Website. Renewed points: 1) deadline postponed to December 25,
2006; 2) only submission of abstracts required (i. e. no full paper
submission required). Thank you very much.

---Call for Proposals (abstracts)¡ÈInteractive Dimensions between Transatlantic and Transpacific AmericanStudies¡É(a session organized for the IASA-Lisbon conference, September 20-23, 2007)I seek proposals for a session entitled ¡ÈInteractive Dimensions betweenTransatlantic and Transpacific American Studies,¡É a session arranged forthe III World Congress of International American Studies Association (IASA)to be held in Lisbon (University of Lisbon), Portugal, September 20-23,2007. Please send 300-word abstracts to Professor Tatsushi Narita attinarita_at_hum.nagoya-cu.ac.jp by December 25, 2006. [The arrival of abstractsmuch earlier than this deadline date greatly appreciated.]¡ÈTranspacific¡É American studies appears to have been marginalized despitean indispensable role it is expected to play. Even the prevalent sphere ofTransatlantic studies would seem needing redirection. This seminar addressesthose issues which underlie both of admirable Transatlantic studies andemerging Transpacific studies. The crucial point is: In what way doesTransatlantic studies give serious impact on Transpacific studies? And viceversa, obviously: Does Transpacific studies in a state of ferment generateimpetus for redirection of the prevalent Transatlantic studies? This seminarseeks those theoretical and particular explorations which answer directly orindirectly to either of the two crucial questions posed. Topics of thisseminar include, but are not limited to: a.. Theorizing of transpacific studies in connection with transatlanticstudies b.. Enhancement of Transatlantic studies by introducing part ofTranspacific studies. c.. Enhancement of Transpacific studies and its role in relativizing theacademic situation of prevailing Euro-American studies d.. ¡ÈAsia Pacific¡É and ¡ÈEuro-American Atlantic¡É relations e.. An exploration of ¡ÈTranspacific Columbus¡É f.. The historical roles of Transpacific Spanish Galleon Trade andTransatlantic explorations g.. Ragtime, jazz and others and Transoceanicity h.. Explorers and their Transoceanic encounters i.. Transoceanic men of letters (like William Dampier, James Cook, andLafcadio Hearn) j.. Movies/Comics/Haiku and transpacific and transatlantic encountersQUICK LINKS a.. IASA Homepage: http://www.iasaweb.org/conferences.html b.. IASA-Lisbon World Congress Details:http://www.iasa2007.eu/presentation.html c.. 300-word abstracts to be submitted to Prof. Narita:tinarita_at_hum.nagoya-cu.ac.jp d.. His homepage: http://home.att.ne.jp/yellow/narita ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Tue Nov 28 2006 - 17:56:17 EST