19th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, February 26 thru February 27, 2010.

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Sybil Fickle/Georgia Southern University

The 19th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference is announcing their Call For Papers. The conference dates are Friday, February 26 thru Saturday, February 27, 2010.

The Program Committee invites proposals in the following areas:
• Bioethics, Ecology, Ecocriticism
• Migration, Diaspora, Hybridity, and Borders
• Region/ Religion/Politics and Culture
• Literature & the Arts
• History
• Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Class and Sex
• Pedagogy & the Disciplines
• Or any other aspect of the British Commonwealth of nations, and of countries formerly colonized by other European powers.
Deadline for electronic submission of abstract papers and panel proposals November 2, 2009.

The annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the only annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers. There is no restriction to any particular political/cultural ideology or to specific critical practices, however fashionably current. Rather, we welcome and seek to encourage a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates.

The avowed aim (or "mission") of the conference, then, is to be interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, and to offer scholars and researchers, teachers and students, the opportunity to disseminate and discuss their knowledge and understanding of the dynamic, important field of postcolonial studies.

See conference website for all the details http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/bcpspapers.html

For more information e-mail sfickle@georgiasouthern.edu