UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Postcolonial Translocations. 20th GNEL/ASNEL annual Conference

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Jessica Voges
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January 10, 2009 Muenster / The English department of WWU Muenster
University will be hosting the 20th annual conference of the Association
for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL) from 21st to 24th
May 2009. The conference focuses on the phenomenon of "Postcolonial
Translocations", investigating not only the global movements of people,
cultural products and ideas. Additionally, new kinds of location,
trans-locations consisting of fractured and variously connected spaces, are
taken into account.

ASNEL is the leading academic association for anglophone postcolonial and
transcultural Literary and Cultural Studies in the German-speaking
countries. The conferences attract an international audience and provide an
important forum for researchers in this field. For the 2009 conference,
c.120 papers and up to 200 participants from 25 different countries are

In addition to discussing various issues regarding
Postcolonial/Transcultural Studies in general, the conference focuses on
literary and cultural manifestations of globalisation, transnationalism,
migration and diasporic phenomena. Keynote speakers and panellists will
examine subjects on authority and authenticity, border regimes and border
crossings, travel literature, and changing conceptions of space. Selected
panels include Cosmopolitan Film Cultures, Translocating Cosmopolitanism,
Imagining Translocal Space, Transmigration, Translocal Food and its
Representations and Black British Translocations.

The 2009 ASNEL conference will also feature a section on the teaching of
New English Literatures in schools. The School Teaching Forum offers
sessions for practicing teachers and students, a panel for academics and
school-teachers as well as general theoretical and methodological discussions.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Ien Ang, Professor of Cultural
Studies and currently an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at
the University of Western Sydney, and Professor Diana Brydon who is a
holder of the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies
at the University of Manitoba.

The second call for papers ends on the 06 February 2009.
For further information please visit our website at www.gnel2009.de or
contact us at gnel2009 AT gmail.com.

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