CFP: [Postcolonial] Postgraduate Symposium in Postcolonial Studies (26/04/08) Stirling

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Rock
contact email: 
br4@stir.ac.uk

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium in Postcolonial Studies: New
Research in Scotland

Hosted by the Centre for Commonwealth Studies,
University of Stirling

Saturday 26th April, 2008

Call for Papers

This symposium aims to foster discussion and understanding of new
research in postcolonial studies undertaken by postgraduate students at
Scottish universities. We intend for the meeting to stimulate productive
new networks amongst students in postcolonial studies nationwide, in
order to plan similar future events that encourage interdisciplinary
study within the field. We are looking for submissions from fellow
postgraduate students and support contributions from as wide a scope of
research areas and disciplines as possible. As the term ‘postcolonial’
itself transcends a strict definition, papers outlining problems and
questions are most welcome. We encourage discussions, suggestions and
criticism in an informal environment rather than formal presentations
with absolute conclusions.

We therefore suggest that you prepare a short position paper that sets
out your research topic in terms of

general subject
methodology
key research questions
examples of how you are dealing with research problems

Feel free to adjust the weighting of these topics, according to your
interests and the stage you are at in your research.

Please send abstracts of 200-250 words for a 10 to 15 minute presentation
plus brief biographical details to Gary Cape, Brian Rock, and Stefanie
Van De Peer at postcolonialsymposium_at_stir.ac.uk by Friday 4th April.

Deadline for symposium registration, whether presenting a paper or
attending, is Friday 11th April.

See http://supostcolonialsymposium.wikidot.com for further details.

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