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UPDATE: [Postcolonial] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:21pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [Postcolonial] ACLA Seminar: call for papers

Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 9:52pm
Pascale Perraudin

Dear colleagues,

We are looking for contributions for a seminar at the American
Comparative Literature Association. We are planning to have a follow-up
Please forward the following call for papers to anyone who might be


Pascale Perraudin and Annine Schneider


CFP: [Postcolonial] American Association of Australian Literary Studies Annual Conference (2/28/08-3/1/08)

Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 4:36pm
Nathanael O'Reilly

American Association of Australian Literary Studies
Call for Papers
2008 Annual Conference
Doubletree Guest Suites in Austin, Texas
28 February-1 March 2008
The American Association of Australian Literary Studies will hold its
annual conference in Austin, Texas from 28 February through 1 March 2008.
AAALS welcomes papers on any aspect of Australian or Antipodean
literature or culture. AAALS will meet simultaneously with the annual
meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North
America (ANZSANA). Shared events will include an evening reception on 28
February and a formal banquet on 29 February.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (12/01/07)

Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 12:12pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved and forthcoming volume, Approaches to
Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works, in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World
Literature. Since South African novelist J. M. Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003,
his work has received increased international attention â€" both in terms of the critical scholarship
it has generated and in terms of the pedagogical richness it affords instructors of literature. In
particular, the text that preceded Coetzee’s receipt of the Nobel Prize, his 1999 Booker Prize
winning novel Disgrace, has established and maintained a place at the forefront of Coetzee

CFP: [Postcolonial] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:52pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 4:40pm
Letizia Gramaglia

Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture
A Conference to Celebrate the 170thAnniversary of the Arrival of
East Indians in the Caribbean
University of Warwick
9th-10th May 2008

CFP: [Postcolonial] 34th annual Conference of the African Literature Association

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 11:58am
Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

                                        The Department of African American Studies
                                                   Western Illinois University


                                The 34th Annual African Literature Association (ALA) Conference
                                                       April 22 - 27, 2008

Conference Theme:

“African and African Diaspora Women Writers, Global Challenges and Cultural Identity”

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:16pm
Graham J. Murphy

The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder:
Appreciating the Sublime in the Fantastic

[Feel free to distribute this updated Call for Papers]

CFP: [Postcolonial] Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 1:37am
Salah D. Hassan

Call for Papers

The 3rd Muslim Studies Conference
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Conference Dates: April 3-5

Conference Title: “Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere”

Keynote Speakers: Mahmood Mamdani, Geneive Abdo, and Howard Winant

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Arabs and the New World

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 3:05pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World

CFP: [Postcolonial] conference

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 11:38pm
Hajer Ben Gouider Trabelsi

Of Words, Bodies Politic and Alternative Communities
University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Department of English Studies
March 14-15, 2008.

Call for papers:

CFP: [Postcolonial]

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:23pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World

CFP: [Postcolonial] Postcolonialism and the 'Hit' of the Real: Conference at NYU

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 3:23pm
Shilpi Suneja

Postcolonialism and the ‘Hit’ of the Real
March 6th- 8th, 2008 at New York University

Call for Papers
How valid, in retrospect, is the founding claim of the postcolonial that it
offers a different view of the real?

If the world outside the west had been understood through traditions of
western representation which ignored the reality of what was actually
there, silencing different cultures, epistemologies, and the lives that
were lived in them, how successfully has postcolonial studies intervened to
enable the former subjects of Western representations to determine the
representation of their own realities?

CFP: [Postcolonial] Europe in Black and White

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 8:41am
Manuela Ribeiro Sanches


Lisbon, 12-14 May 2008

(The conference is part of the project Dislocating Europe)

Keynote Speakers:
Ella Shohat (New York University)
Paul Gilroy (London School of Economics)
Robert Stam (New York University)

CFP: [Postcolonial] Call for papers

Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 7:10pm
Ernest Uwazie


California State University, Sacramento
The college of Health & Human Services
The Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution
The Pan African Studies Program
The 17th Annual African/Diaspora Conference

African Youth in America & Africa: Bridging the Gaps

To be held at California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA
May 1 - 3, 2008

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts

Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 5:38pm
Mark Stein

On Whose Terms?
Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts

Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
March 13 to 14, 2008
This conference focuses upon local, international and transnational
engagements with Black British literature and the arts â€" in relation to its
production, reception and cultural position. Through the multiple
disciplines of the arts, it creates a meeting point for prominent and
emerging scholars, writers and practitioners in order to explore the impact
of this field, both at home and abroad. The context is one of critical
investigation and celebration; a journey along diasporic and aesthetic routes.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] call for contributors for compendium: Emerging African Voices

Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:37pm
Walter Collins

Emerging African Voices
     Odia Ofeimun’s blurbâ€"“Sefi Atta’s novel has the nerve to redefine
existing traditions of African story telling. It confronts the familiar
passions of a city and a country with unusual insights and a lyrical power
pointing our literature to truly greater heights.”â€"found on the back cover
of the 2005 West African paperback edition of Atta’s Everything Good Will
Come speaks accurately, city and country specifics notwithstanding, for
the greater part of new African writing. Similarly, regarding Chris
Abani’s GraceLand, book critics at America Magazine note that the 2004


Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 12:32pm
Nicole Weickgenannt

Call for Papers:

History and the South Asian Novel written in English

20th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies (ECMSAS)
The University of Manchester, UK, 8-11 July 2008

This panel proposes to explore the representation of history in the South
Asian novel in English. Papers will study the narrativisation of history in
fiction and historiography from an interdisciplinary perspective and employ
critical and cultural theory in innovative ways.

The ECMSAS is the largest gathering of South Asia oriented researchers in
Europe, covering all fields from the humanities and social sciences to
technology, natural sciences and medicine.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Anglophone Literature (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 10:46pm
Maria Odette Canivell

College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri
We invite papers on Anglophone Literature for the 39th annual meeting of
the CEA. The theme for this year’s conference is “Passages.” Obviously
our theme would work well in any number of works dealing with issues of
migration or travel, such as V.S. Naipaul’s _The Enigma of Arrival_ or
Tayeb Salih’s _Season of Migration to the North_; however, any proposal
on authors from the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, etc. will be