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CFP: [Postcolonial] Sri Lanka

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 8:23pm
Nalin Jayasena

This panel seeks papers on any aspect of Sri Lankan society, culture, and
politics for the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wisconsin
scheduled for October 16-18, 2008.

Especially welcome are papers on the following topics:
-The Ethnic conflict
-Cricket
-Sri Lankan domestic workers abroad
-Contemporary Sinhala Cinema and War
-Controversial Filmmakers (Asoka Handagama, Vimukthi Jayasundara, Satyajit
Maitipe, etc.,)
-Sri Lankan War Crimes and the West (the case, for instance, of Raja
Kasturiarachchi)
-Contemporary Fiction written in Tamil, Sinhala, or English

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:29pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [Postcolonial]

updated: 
Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 10:50pm
Sabrina Ensfelder

CALL FOR PAPER

After Naipaul: from India to the Americas, a new Caribbean writing

        V.S Naipaul, British writer born in Trinidad in 1932, is
undoubtedly the most famous indo-Caribbean author. Winner of the Nobel
Prize in 2001, his novels and essays have known a great success. His
pessimistic and strong fiction and essays are representative of the
writing of exile and denounce the bad effect of colonialism, and the
brutal encounters of cultures.

CFP: [Postcolonial]

updated: 
Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 9:40pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH â€" extended deadline 22/01/08
A workshop exploring how life is managed, commodified and objectified
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] NEXUS: Collected and Collective Identities

updated: 
Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 7:11pm
Teresa Saxton

CALL FOR PAPERS: NEW DEADLINE
Collected and Collective Identities
A NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Friday 28 - Saturday March 29, 2008
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/

Keynote Speaker: Brent Hayes Edwards (Columbia University)
Creative Speaker: Shelley Jackson (www.ineradicablestain.com)

Deadlines for Submission: UPDATED January 15, 2008

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] NEXUS: Collected and Collective Identities

updated: 
Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 7:01pm
Teresa Saxton

CALL FOR PAPERS: NEW DEADLINE
Collected and Collective Identities
A NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Friday 28 - Saturday March 29, 2008
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/

Keynote Speaker: Brent Hayes Edwards (Columbia University)
Creative Speaker: Shelley Jackson (www.ineradicablestain.com)

Deadlines for Submission: UPDATED January 15, 2007

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

updated: 
Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:13pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] "Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity"

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 5:00pm
Emily Churilla

The 20th Annual Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference
Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity
February 15th and 16th, 2008
Stony Brook Manhattan Campus

Featuring a showing of "a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert" by Coco Fusco

Keynote Speaker: Arlene Dávila, Professor of Anthropology, Social and
Cultural Analysis at NYU, Friday, February 16th at 6 p.m.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reception and Diaspora Conference Sept3-5 2008

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 11:02am
Bethan Benwell

                CALL FOR PAPERS

Reading After Empire: Local, Global and Diaspora Audiences

An international conference to be hosted by the University of Stirling,
Scotland
3-5 September 2008

How should we read colonial and postcolonial texts? Is reading an act of
resistance, or the domestication of difference? Does postcolonial studies
posit an ‘ideal reader’? What (if anything) are the differences between
local, national and transnational audiences? How can we ever adequately
interpret the imperial archive?

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

updated: 
Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:05am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Literature
Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

CFP: [Postcolonial] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:43pm
James Ayers

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 31 â€" February 1.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Dec. 3 Comparative Diasporas ACLA 2008

updated: 
Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 8:42pm
Ursula Lindqvist

**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 3, 2007**
Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
Long Beach, CA
April 24-27, 2008
Deadline for submissions: December 3, 2007

Re-Writing the Promised Land: Comparative Diasporas

CFP: [Postcolonial] ACLA 2008 Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 2:13am
Mrinalini Chakravorty

Papers sought for the following panel for ACLA, 2008.
The conference, "Arrivals and Departures," is to be held at California
State University in Long Beach, CA from April 24-27, 2008.
Please submit papers marked for this panel directly through the
conference website:
http://www.acla.org/acla2008/

Deadline: December 3 2008

CFP: [Postcolonial] Unsettling Borders, Healing in the Borderlands

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2007 - 5:58pm
Allison Hargreaves

The Association for Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature (ABAL), in
conjunction with the 2008 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences,
invites your participation in our annual conference.
 
June 2 - June 4, 2008
University of British Columbia

Unsettling Borders, Healing in the Borderlands

“Borders are set up to define places that are safe and unsafe, to
distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip
along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place
created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary.” (Anzaldúa,
Borderlands/ La Frontera 25)

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] AEGIS conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 4:01am
Krystal MCMillen

Call For Papers: Power of Form and Forms of Power

Annual AEGIS Conference at SIUC
Carbondale Illinois
April 3rd-5th 2008

CFP: [Postcolonial] Non-Western Living Epics and Myths: Memory, Community and

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 2:36pm
Nandini Dhar

In 1919 A. A. Macdonnels had commented that "Probably no work of world
literature, secular in origin, has ever produced so profound an influence
on the life and thought of a people as the Ramayana." On September 2007
this observation was re-enacted when the Archaeological Survey of India
got deadlocked in a legal battle with the Hindu political hardliners over
a shipping canal project in the Indian Ocean known as the Project
Sethusamudram. The project involves destruction of a series of
underwater islands built of sand and limestone and are otherwise known
as Rama's bridge. According to a popular Hindu belief, the army of monkeys
that helped Rama to reach Lanka, also built this bridge. On September 11,

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Life Writing and Translations IABA Honolulu Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:48am
Craig Howes

Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai'i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Conference Topic: Life Writing and Translations

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography
Association invite scholars from around the world to attend the sixth
IABA conference, which will be held at the East-West Center, next to the
campus of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in Honolulu.

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