UPDATE: [20th] ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

full name / name of organization: 
DONALD RANDALL
contact email: 
randall@bılkent.edu.tr

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Title: Anglophone Literatures in International Contexts

Date: October 16-17 2008

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15TH

Host institution: The Department of English Language and Literature,
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

“Anglophones Literatures in International Contexts” will address a number
of issues central to the study of literatures in English today. In The
Enigma of Arrival (1987) V. S. Naipaul writes: “The migration, within the
British Empire, from India to Trinidad had given me the English language
as my own, and a particular kind of education. This had partly seeded my
wish to be a writer in a particular mode, and had committed me to the
literary career I had been following in England for twenty years.” This
personal account raises a number of issues the conference wishes to
address:

· the imperial and post-imperial history of Anglophone literatures
and literary studies

· the adoption of the imperial language by colonial subjects

· the multinational locations of literary production and literary
study in English

· the extraordinary international migrancy of English-language
writers and their texts

· the place of England and “Englishness” in the new literatures in
English.

Keynote Speaker: Elleke Boehmer
Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English, having
previously been Hildred Carlile Professor in English at Royal Holloway,
University of London. She currently works on questions of migration,
identity and resistance in both postcolonial literature and writing of
the colonial period, in particular of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Among her many publications are Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
(1995 and second edition, 2005), Empire Writing (Oxford World's Classics,
1998), Empire, the National and the Postcolonial 1890-1920 (2002), and
Mandela: A Very Short Introduction (forthcoming 2008). Elleke Boehmer is
also the General Editor of the new Series, Oxford Studies in Postcolonial
Literatures.

DEADLINE EXTENDED
Submissions: Please send an abstract of 300 words for 20-minute papers to
Dr. Don Randall by April 15th 2008. Selected papers may be published in a
special issue of College Literature (listed in the Arts and Humanities
Citation Index).

Organizing Committee: Dr. Don Randall, Dr. Valerie Kennedy, Dr. Mine
Őzyurt-Kılıç.

Contact: Dr. Don Randall E-mail: randall_at_bilkent.edu.tr

Website: http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/20th/#end

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