Call for Papers: Culture and Identity Issue
Call for Papers
April 19-20, 2007
University of California, Santa Barbara
ABSTRACTS DUE 1/22/07
A recent article in London's Financial Times (FT) warned its
market-minded readers that the "plight of La Paz provides an
illustration of how a city's unchecked growth can threaten
stability."* The article went on to detail how El Alto, a "slum" city
of 1 million located on a plateau above the Bolivian capital, disrupts
business as usual not just with by now familiar complaints of
"pot-holed roads, belching minibuses, street vendors and packs of
stray dogs," but the radical spatial praxis of its inhabitants.
Call for Papers
Annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association,
Calgary,Alberta, Canada, October 3-6, 2007.
Session: Australian Film and Literature
Call for theoretically informed papers focusing on any aspect of
Australian film, literature, or popular culture.
Please send a one-page abstract or 12 page paper and vita to:
Professor Liahna Armstrong
Central Washington University
Professor Liahna Armstrong
Department of English
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7558
Office phone: 509-963-1738
Dept. phone: 509-963-1546
UPDATE: Fact & Fiction: An Anthology of Critical Articles on Australian Literary Studies (25/02/2007, Anthology)
Contributions are invited for an anthology of critical articles on Australian Literature aimed at B.A./M.A./M.Phil students and research scholars in India working in the field of Australian literature. The articles should be of 3000-5000 words and should engage with any one of the areas given below. The articles can be interdisciplinary in nature addressing these themes but keeping in mind that it is a literary anthology.
1. Australian Literary Studies in India
Call For Papers=20
This collection proceeds from our conviction that postcolonial theorists =
and ecocritics have a great deal to gain from one another. At present, =
however, postcolonial theory lacks a dimension of eco-critique despite =
the fact that many postcolonial issues are also issues of environmental =
crisis. Ecocriticism still retains a local and regional focus on place =
at the expense of a global vision that recognizes international =
interdependence, and has privileged =93first world=94 blind spots in its =
assumptions about how best to value nature.=20
ASIA AND THE OTHER
Department of English
National Taiwan Normal University
June 23, 2007
(Deadline for Proposals: December 31, 2006)
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
**Sneja Gunew, Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of
**Hugh J. Silverman, Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature,
Stony Brook University
**Scott Slovic, Professor of Literature and Environment, University of
Why We Move: Economic, Environmental, Cultural and Political Dimensions of
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
April 13-14, 2007
Call For Papers
Cerpac (Research Centre for Commonwealth Studies)
Novembre 8-9-10, 2007, Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III), France
Guest writers: Bernardine EVARISTO and Karen KING-ARIBISALA
Keynote speakers: John McLeod (University of Leeds, UK) and Gerry
TURCOTTE (University of Wollongong, Australia)
The Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies Department at John Jay College
of Criminal Justice is currently soliciting papers and presentations for
its international conference on "Dominican Haitians Representations:
Migrations, Citizenship and Human Rights" to take place from February
22-23, 2007 in New York City. Currently, an estimated 500,000 Haitian
immigrants and Dominican-Haitians are living in the Dominican Republic
without any form of identification, which leave them exposed to summary
deportation to Haiti. The Dominican Republic and Haiti share an island
in the Caribbean Sea; with a legacy of colonialism, foreign
interventions, migrations and long history of political and social
African Literature Association 33rd Annual Conference, March 14-18 2007,
West Virginia University, Conference Theme: African Literature and the
Cultural Dynamics of Globalization. Deadline for Panel/Paper Proposals
is December 1, 2006. All proposals and queriers should be sent to
wvuala_at_mail.wvu.edu/ For additional information, go to
http://www.africanlit.or <http://www.africanlit.or/> or
**Please note: the previously advertised conference is a graduate =
=93New Worlds, Lost Worlds=94: Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature
McGill University, Montr=E9al
13th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
March 10-11, 2007
The English Graduate Students Association of McGill University is =
announce its 13th annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, =
is seeking panel and paper proposals on the theme =93New Worlds, Lost =
Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature. The conference will be held =
Montr=E9al, Canada on March 10th-11th, 2007.
Call for Panels and Papers
THE TENTH ANNUAL RED RIVER CONFERENCE ON WORLD LITERATURE
APRIL 20 - 22, 2007
Canonical Texts / Textuality of Canons
We invite papers and panel proposals on topics that investigate any
of the following topics. While we are particularly interested in
proposals that focus on the conference theme, papers and panels on
all aspects of world literature will be considered.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
The 2007 Texas Tech Comparative Literature Symposium on "America's Asia,
April 13-14, 2007 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech University houses the largest Vietnam Archive in the United
States, and West Texas has been home to thousands of Vietnamese/Asian
Americans. Late spring in Lubbock is usually mild and sunny.
Sheldon Xiao-peng Lu, Comparative Literature Program, UC-Davis;
Rob Wilson, Department of Literature, UC-Santa Cruz;
Sau-ling Cynthia Wong, Asian American Studies Program, UC-Berkeley
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 12, 2007
cfp:The International Spread of Shakespeare: 01/31/2007; 06/24/2007
The Seventh Triennial Congress of the
Shakespeare Society ofr Southern Africa
June 24 - 27, 2007
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Thomas Cartelli (Muhlenberg College)
John Gillies (University of Essex)
Call for Papers
"Palestine and the First World War - New Perspectives"
The Tel-Hai Academic College in Upper Galilee, Israel, is planning an
international academic conference to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the
Palestine Campaign during the First World War and the British occupation of
Jerusalem in 1917. The conference will be held on 3-6 September 2007 at the
college's campus at Tel-Hai. Official languages: English and Hebrew with
Update CFP: Identities: Individual, Cultural, National, ...
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2007 Graduate Student Conference: 31 March 2007
URI Memorial Union, 8:00 am-5:45 pm
Deadline 15 November 2006
Keynote Speaker: Ann Harleman, Ph. D.
Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design.
LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference on Language and Literature.
Feb. 16-17, 2007
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Members Only: Gatekeepers and the Future of Literary Studies
Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brennan, Professor of Comparative Literature,
Cultural Studies, and English, The University of Minnesota.
Selected Publications: Wars of Position: Cultural Politics of Left and
Right (2005), Ed. Music in Cuba (2001), At Home in the World:
Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).
"Beyond the Gate: Exploring the Horizons of World Literature"
The Fourth Annual English Department Graduate Conference at Brandeis
?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places?
March 9, 2007
?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places,? an interdisciplinary
conference, will interrogate the concept of utopia across a broad
spectrum of historical, theoretical, and literary contexts.
We seek papers that intervene in critical discourses surrounding
either the conceptual space of utopia or the creation of actual
utopian places (or both). We encourage examinations of utopia in such
disciplines as literature, film, visual culture, anthropology,
cultural studies, psychology, history, gender studies, philosophy, and
"Battleground States 2007: Intersections Of Poetics And Politics"
Call For Papers: CAIS 2007
Memorial University (St. John's, Newfoundland)
Secrets and Lies
The Irish in Newfoundland
The 2007 Canadian Association for Irish Studies is holding it annual =20
conference and AGM from June 20-23rd in St. John=92s, Newfoundland, =20
Canada. Conference organizers are calling for 20-minute contributions =20=
on any aspect connected with or suggested by the titles of the =20
Topics may include but are not limited to: conspiracy and espionage; =20
secret societies within a cultural context; exclusivity and occlusion =20=
Call for seminar papers for the American Comparative Literature Association
Annual Conference 2007, "Trans, Pan, Inter: Cultures in Contact"
April 19-22, 2007
Deadline: 1 November 2006
Seminar Title: A New Global Poetics?
College English Association National Conference
April 12-14, 2007
New Orleans, Louisiana
We invite papers on Afro-Caribbean literature for the 38th annual meeting of the CEA.
We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Afro-Caribbean literatures in general, includingâ€"but not limited toâ€"the following possible themes:
American Comparative Literature Association
"Trans, Pan, Intra: Cultures in Contact" Conference
19-22 April 2007
Seminar: "Rethinking the Pacific Imaginary: Militarism, Geopolitics, and
Emergent Asia/Pacific/US Cultural Production" (seminar chair: Rob Wilson,
University of California, Santa Cruz)
PRODUCTION: Critical Race Analysis and Literary Studies
A Graduate Student Conferece
New York University, 23-24 February 2007
Call for Essay Proposals for MLA Volume on Teaching Anglophone Caribbean
For the MLA Options for Teaching Series, the Publications Committee has
approved development of the volume Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature,
edited by Supriya M. Nair. Essay proposals are invited for the following
projected sections of the volume:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Fourth Annual Conference of the Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State University.
"Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean."
Mar 16-17, 2007
1 page proposal/abstract and a CV of not more than 3 pages should be sent by Nov. 20, 2006, to Dr. Paul E. Hoffman, Acting Director, Program for Louisiana and Caribbean Studies, email@example.com. Proposals for 3-4 person panels welcomed. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.lsu.edu/lacsp.
Deadline extended to 16 October 2006
Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and
social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and
The editorial board invites submissions for publication for a special
issue (June 2007) on "(Post) Colonialism and (Trans) Nationalism."
Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines
Call for Papers or Panel Proposals
Immigration, Transnationalism, Diaspora: Issues for Asian/American
University of Illinois at Chicago
March 16-17, 2007
A National Conference
by the UIC chapter of Asian Pacific American Graduate Students Organization
Submission Deadline: November 3, 2006
Building on the success of the 1st APAGSO conference held at University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the 2nd conference will be held at University
of Illinois at Chicago.
Call for Papers and Expressions of Interest
in an Upcoming Symposium on
"Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation, and Power in Colonial and
Thursday 12 April 2007
University of Queensland
Colonialism produces its fair share of celebrities, yet the meanings, forms,
and functions of celebrities within colonial and post-colonial cultures have
received little scholarly attention.
The Postcolonial Research Group of the University of Queensland invites
expressions of interest in, and proposals for papers for, a symposium on
Celebrity Colonialism to be held at the University of Queensland in April
5th GALWAY CONFERENCE ON COLONIALISM: SETTLER COLONIALISM
Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
27-30 June 2007