CFP: [Postcolonial] Convergent Evolution: The Continuing Development of Postcolonial Ecocriticism (10/12/07; 2/15/08-2/1

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Hans-Georg Erney
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Proposed Panel for the British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies
Conference in Savannah, Georgia, February 15-16, 2008

Convergent Evolution: The Continuing Development of Postcolonial Ecocriticism

This panel seeks to continue the conversation between postcolonial theory
and ecocriticism. Both theoretical discussions of postcolonial ecocriticism
and case studies of ecological imperialism in postcolonial literature are

The following questions might suggest some possible lines of analysis:

- Beyond nonanthropocentrism: How can the interests of endangered species
be reconciled with those of endangered people?
- Island ecologies: How are the special geographical conditions of islands
reflected in their societies, ecosystems, and literatures?
- Imperial ecology: How can ecocriticism provide us with a fresh look at
colonial literature?
- The war on tourism: What do postcolonial and nature-oriented writers have
to say about (eco)tourism?
- Bred in captivity: How are zoos, aquaria, botanical gardens etc.
represented in postcolonial literature?

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference will take
place on Friday and Saturday, February 15 – 16, 2008, at the Coastal
Georgia Center in Historic Downtown Savannah, Georgia.

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Please e-mail a one-page abstract and a brief CV to Hans-Georg Erney at by October 12, 2007.

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