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Stepping Forward, Looking Back: Post-colonial, Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Studies in the 21st Century
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Please consider submitting a proposal to the following roundtable discussion to be held
Deadline: December 15, 2011.
CFP: Stepping Forward, Looking Back: Post-colonial, Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Studies in the 21st Century
This roundtable discussion arises from the necessity for literary scholars to reflect upon the significant and subtle shifts away from post-colonial thinking towards concepts such as globalization, transnationalism, and diaspora, particularly as they are used in literary analysis or, more broadly, in cultural studies. Complex and diverse positions have been assumed from within each and along the continuum of these traditions, and so this roundtable calls for the creation of context, debate and evaluation for what must be
Suggested topics for reflection may range from (but are not limited to) the following:
• The state of postcolonial literary and cultural studies in relation to globalization/transnationalism/diaspora criticism
We are looking to have 5-7 panelists (three invited and 2-4 self-identified) on this roundtable. Each panelist will provide a 5 minute reflection related to the roundtable topics and then participate in a 15 minute call and response session amongst one another before entering discussion with the audience.
Please send a 150-200 word proposal and a 50 word bio to Melissa Stephens(email@example.com), Libe García Zarranz (firstname.lastname@example.org), and L. Camille van der Marel (email@example.com) by December 15, 2011 if you wish to be considered for this roundtable. Proposers must be paid-up members of CACLALS.