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UPDATE: Theorizing the 'First Wave' Gobally (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
kanika batra

Deadline extended:
   
  Theorizing the 'First Wave' Globally

Theorizing feminisms globally, from late 19th to mid 20th centuries, emphasizing sexuality and class, interrogating Western periodization ('first wave'). Abstracts by March 10, 2006 to Pamela Caughie (pcaughi_at_luc.edu) and Kanika Batra (kanikabat_at_yahoo.com).

UPDATE: Division and Mutual Aid in Postcolonial Literature and History (4/1/06; USACLALS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
John Hawley

Deadline change:

Fissures and Sutures:
Sources of Division and Mutual Aid in Postcolonial Reflections
on History and Literature

Confirmed speakers at this time
 Bill Ashcroft, Aijaz Ahmad, R. Radhakrishnan, Amritjit Singh, Tess Onwueme, Emmanuel Dongala, Kalyan Ray, and Shu-mei Shih

Oct. 27-29 2006
United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
4th International Conference (USACLALS)
Santa Clara University (40 miles south of San Francisco; one mile from San Jose airport)

CFP: Constructing Identities Conference (grad) (UK) (4/30/06; 6/22/06-6/23/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Rebecca Green

CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES
22-23 June 2006
Organised by doctoral students for doctoral students

Graduate School in Humanities, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

The convenors of the panels listed below are now inviting abstracts for papers which examine the concept of identity, and encourage submissions from those examining aspects of personal, linguistic, national and cultural identity. Proposals examining the following areas are especially welcome:

UPDATE: Creation and Reality in the French Idiom (2/21/06; 3/24/06-3/25/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
SPFFA Colloque 2006

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 21, 2006
                  DATE LIMITE REPOUSSEE AU 21 FEV 2006

THE SOCIETE DES PROFESSEURS FRANÇAIS ET FRANCOPHONES D'AMERIQUE
                                                                    (SPFFA)

                            Announces its Eighth International Colloquium

                                  "Creation and Reality in the French Idiom
                                                                 and
                                    The Centennial of Léopold Sédar Senghor"

CFP: Global Connections: Eudora Welty (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm
Annette Trefzer

Call for Papers: Global Connections: Eudora Welty

Paper proposals are invited for a special MLA session that explores
Welty's global connections in her work and / or with other writers
abroad. We seek new comparative theoretical approaches offering
provocative global, postcolonial, and post-regional insights into Welty.

CFP: Fusion Cultures: Memory, Migration, [Re]mediation, Mobility (UK) (3/31/06; 12/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
cbalma01

Fusion Cultures:
'Memory, Migration, [Re]mediation, Mobility'

A One-Day Multi-Disciplinary Conference
9th December 2006

Inaugural Conference of ASRG
The Asian Research Group at Buckinghamshire Chilterns
University College in Collaboration with the Greenwich
University, London

'Rather than a manufactured clash of civilizations, we
need to concentrate on the slow working together of cultures
that overlap, borrow from each other, and live together in
far more interesting ways that any abridged or inauthentic
mode of understanding can allow.' (Edward Said, 2004)

Keynote Speaker:

CFP: Praxis in Native American Performance (3/6/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Pamela Grieman

In an essay subtitled "Native American Voices and Postcolonial Theory," Louis Owens criticizes postcolonial theorists
who claim to represent a wide panoply of minority voices yet fail to recognize the existence of a resistance literature
arising from "indigenous, colonized inhabitants of the Americas." Owens asks rhetorically what the indigenous Native
American must do "to be allowed a voice like Shakespeare's cursing Caliban" without resorting to mimicking the
language of the "colonial center" that determines legitimate discourse (in Gretchen Bataille, ed., NATIVE AMERICAN
REPRESENTATIONS, 13, 22). Elizabeth Cook-Lynn has argued for the development of a nationalistic, Third World

CFP: U.S. Diaspora Drama and Performance in Languages Other Than English (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Dalia Kandiyoti

Papers are invited for the 2006 panel of the MLA Discussion Group “Literature of the United States in Languages Other Than English” (MLA Conference, Philadelphia, December 2006). Panel title: “The Languages of Diaspora Drama and Performance.” Papers on U.S. diasporic dramatic texts and performances (theater, music, performance art etc.) that are in any languages other than English or are multi/bi/lingual. Please e-mail abstracts and c.v. to Dalia Kandiyoti by March 15: kandiyoti_at_inbox.com

Thank you.

Dalia Kandiyoti
Department of English, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
=3D
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
=3D
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =3D
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

CFP: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (3/1/06; 5/24/

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Kimberly Williams

Invitation for Proposals on Interdisciplinary Scholarly and
Creative Work

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Conference: .Dangerous
Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and
Activisms in Local and Global Contexts.
 
University of Maryland
May 24-26, 2006

Website: www.freewebs.com/wsgo2006conference

Featuring plenary sessions and workshops by feminist educator
Dr. Peggy McIintosh, feminist postcolonial theorist Dr.
Sangeeta Ray, and Black feminist scholar Dr. Beverly Guy-
Sheftall.

CFP: Racing Across Borders (grad) (3/1/06; 5/13/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Eric L. Martinsen

Racing Across Borders:
National and Transnational Narratives
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Centennial House, UC Santa Barbara

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2006
Website: http://acc.english.ucsb.edu/conference/grad2006/

Keynote Speaker: Shelley Streeby, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego;
Winner of the 2003 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for
_American Sensations: Class, Empire and the Production of Popular
Culture_ (UC Press, 2002).

CFP: Folklore in Post-Colonial Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:51pm
Christie Fox

Folklore in post-colonial or ethnic literature

The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. For 2006, we seek papers that consider how works of
literature define, maintain, or defend ethnic or group identity through the
incorporation of folklore.
 
In life, folklore is often used to maintain, create, or defend culture. As
we know, sometimes it is even ³invented² to fulfill this purpose.
Post-colonial populations and ethnic minorities in particular may employ
folklore for political ends.

CFP: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (7/30/06; 11/4/06-11/5/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Wilson Janet

CALL FOR PAPERS

Venue: The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, 6 St George's =
Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JD.=20

Tel: 01604 735500. Website: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/

Date: 4-5 November 2006 (i.e. 11.04.06-11.05.06)

Hosted by: The Centre for Contemporary Fiction and Narration in the =
English Department of The University of Northampton, and the editors of =
the Journal of Postcolonial Writing in association with the publishers, =
Taylor and Francis, and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies.
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REROUTING THE POSTCOLONIAL

UPDATE: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas (7/1/06; SALA, 12/26/06-12/27/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Summer Pervez

The deadline for submissions has changed from 06/01/06 to 07/01/06.

All SALA Membership and Conference Registration inquiries should be directed to:

Pennie Ticen
Treasurer, SALA
P. O. Box 253
Lexington, VA 24450
ticenpj_at_vmi.edu

Call for Papers for SALA's (South Asian Literary Association) 7th Annual Conference (December 26 and 27, 2006; to be held in conjunction with the MLA)

For its 7th annual conference, the South Asian Literature Association invites proposals (of no more than 200-300 words) on the subject: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas.

CFP: Transoceanic Dialogues (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 3:13pm
Salah Khan

The 2006 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Conference will be held at The University of California, Riverside on
November 3 and 4 and will have as its special topic Transoceanic
Dialogues. Several sessions will be devoted to literary and philological
aspects of this topic. We invite papers in areas such as, but not
limited to, the following: transoceanic dialogues in a particular
period, genre, or movement (i.e. the Renaissance, the novel,
Romanticism); transoceanic racial, colonial, or postcolonial encounters;
the maritime, navigation, and cartography in literature; the cabinet of
curiosities; transoceanic cultural and linguistic exchanges;

CFP: Empire and Aftermath: Core and Periphery (2/15/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
James Gifford

DURRELL SCHOOL OF CORFU

CALL FOR SEMINAR PAPERS

'EMPIRE AND AFTERMATH: CORE AND PERIPHERY'

The Durrell School of Corfu will hold a seminar on the topic 'Empire and
Aftermath: Core and Periphery' at its Library and Study Centre in Corfu,
4-10 June 2006.

Introduction
The 400-year rule of the Ionian islands by the 'Serenissima' Republic of
Venice and the 50-year administration of the 'Septinsular Republic' of those
islands by Britain provide us with examples of strategic control of
Mediterranean communications by interests vested in the diplomatic and
commercial manipulation of trade routes and nodes of power.

UPDATE: Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe (UK) (3/3/06; 5/15/06-5/17/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
eng9cal_at_leeds.ac.uk

THE CFP DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 3RD MARCH
2006. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe

International Cross-Disciplinary Conference
May 15-17 2006
Leeds Business School (University of Leeds)

Conference Convenors:
Graham Huggan (School of English/ Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial
Studies, Leeds)
Ian Law (School of Sociology, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Leeds)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Tariq Ali (Editor, New Left Review), Philomena Essed (Antioch University),
Colleen Harris (Commission for Racial Equality), Griselda Pollock (CentreCATH,
Leeds), Michel Wieviorka (EHESS, Paris), John Wrench (EUMC, Vienna)

CFP: Transpacific Colonialisms/Postcolonialisms (1/25/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:19pm
jannaoko_at_berkeley.edu

This panel seeks papers examining the topic of transpacific
colonialisms/postcolonialisms. Questions and concerns can include but are
not limited to: How do practices or notions of colonialism or
postcolonialism travel across the Pacific? How do Asian and Asian
American travelers, writers, journalists, expatriates, laborers,
filmmakers, etc., represent themselves within contexts of
colonialism/postcolonialism, perhaps even redefining the relations that
constitute those very terms? How are representations of seemingly
localized colonial or postcolonial contexts affected by transpacific
social, political, and historical relations?

CFP: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas (6/1/06; SALA, 12/26/06-12/27/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Summer Pervez

Call for Papers for SALA's (South Asian Literary Association) 7th Annual
Conference (December 26 and 27, 2006; to be held in conjunction with the
MLA)

For its 6th annual conference, the South Asian Literature Association
invites proposals (of no more than 200-300 words) on the subject:
"Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas"

UPDATE: In the City and On the Road: Stasis and Mobility in the 20th Century (1/15/06; 3/25/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
TODD Kennedy

UPDATE: Because of the timing of the holidays we have extended our deadline for submissions until Sunday January 15th.

ATTENTION: CALL FOR PAPERS

In the City and on the Road: Stasis and Mobility in the Twentieth Century
An Interdisciplinary Conference

http://www.cla.sc.edu/engl/20thcenturyconference

Saturday, March 25 - Sunday, March 26, 2006
Department of English
University of South Carolina, Columbia (USA)

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