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CFP: [Postcolonial] MLA - Globalization and Culture in South Asia

updated: 
Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 6:18am
Nivedita Majumdar

Modern Language Association (MLA) 2008, San Francisco

Globalization and Culture in South Asia

The panel invites papers that examine how South Asian cultural
production like literature and cinema engage with the process of
globalization.

Please send 250 words abstracts by 3/30 to:

Nivedita Majumdar â€" nmajumdar_at_jjay.cuny.edu

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] The Future of Bisexuality

updated: 
Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:57am
Jonathan Alexander

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality will explore the
future of bisexualityâ€"as an identity, as a community grouping, as a flash
point for activism, as a critical way to interrogate and understand hetero-
and mono-sexualities, and as an erotic inspiration for a variety of art
projects. The editor, Dr. Jonathan Alexander, invites scholarly, personal,
and experimental articles that explore what the future of bisexuality might
be in shifting cultural, social, and political climates. Collectively,

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reading After Empire: Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 12:59pm
Bethan Benwell

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] UPDATE / Amendment

updated: 
Friday, February 29, 2008 - 8:43am
Letizia Gramaglia

Item previously posted as:
 
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

The dates for the Conference have been changed,
It will be held on 26th-27th June 2008.

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CFP: [Postcolonial] Diaspora and Ethnic Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 12:45am
Fu-jen Chen

Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities is pleased to announce the call for paper
for its 26th volume, which will be published in December 2008. This issue
is committed to examining the intersection of ethnic studies with diaspora
studiesâ€"how they connect and how they diverge in the trans-Pacific context.
At the intersection of ethnic studies with Asian diaspora, Native American
diaspora, African diaspora, Irish diaspora, and Queer diaspora lie not only
profound tensions but also creative possibilities. The upcoming volume
seeks submissions that explore diaspora/ethnic texts and reassess current
theoretical and methodological issues in the field. Submissions should be
sent to:
College of Liberal Arts

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reconciliation and identity

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 9:53pm
M. Claire Pamplin

For New York College English Association, April 11-12, 2008 at Borough of
Manhattan Community College, NYC. Call for papers and/or roundtable
discussants on the theme of reconciliation or anti-reconciliation and
national, regional, ethnic or cultural identity in literature, movies and
in our classrooms. What are the neglected critical approaches,
pedagogies, books, poems, or movies, etc. in this arena? What is the
relationship between globalization and immigrant and diasporic
reconciliation? How must college educators prepare themselves to engage
these themes with their students?

CFP: [Postcolonial] SCMLA Women of Color

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:55pm
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Women of Color Session at the
2008 SCMLA conference held in San Antonio, TX, November 6-8. In keeping
with the conference theme of “Borders,” the title of this session
is “Im/migration in Women’s Literature.”

This panel seeks to engage a diversity of critical and theoretical
approaches as represented by Gloria Anzaldua, Homi K. Bhabha, Gayatri
Spivak, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Cheryl A. Wall, and others. Paper may
contemplate im/migration tropes in both literal and imagines spaces.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts electronically as Word documents to
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard (bernardr_at_wabash.edu).

CFP: [Postcolonial]

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 6:15pm
Susan Comfort

Works and Days
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
110 Leonard Hall
Indiana, PA 15705-1094
website: http://www.english.iup.edu/publications/works&days/
phone: (724) 357-6486

Works & Days

Special Issue Call For Papers:
Invisible Battlegrounds: Feminist Resistance in the Global Age of War and
Imperialism

CFP: [Postcolonial] Im/migration in Women's Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 4:36pm
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Women of Color Session at the
2008 SCMLA conference held in San Antonio, TX, November 6-8. In keeping
with the conference theme of “Borders,” the title of this session
is “Im/migration in Women’s Literature.”

This panel seeks to engage a diversity of critical and theoretical
approaches as represented by Gloria Anzaldua, Homi K. Bhabha, Gayatri
Spivak, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Cheryl A. Wall, and others. Paper may
contemplate im/migration tropes in both literal and imagines spaces.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts electronically as Word documents to
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard (bernardr_at_wabash.edu).

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:55am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of
English

CFP: [Postcolonial] Ecocriticism

updated: 
Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 1:23pm
Breyan Strickler

Ecocriticism
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
October 9-11, 2008
Reno, Nevada

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

updated: 
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 3:43pm
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] New Perspectives on Thatcher & Thatcherism (3/1/08; MLA)

updated: 
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 3:14pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: “This lady’s not for turning:” New Perspectives on Thatcher and Thatcherism. MLA San
Francisco, 2008. (CFP and collection).

Both loved and reviled while in office, Margaret Thatcher has continued to generate powerful
aftereffects in Britain and abroad more than 20 years after her term as Prime Minister. This panel
is designed to present a new focus on Thatcher, considering her impact both whilst Prime
Minister and since she has left power and both at home and abroad. We hope that this panel will
allow for a fuller assessment of the impact of Margaret Thatcher and the phenomenon of
Thatcherism.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:01pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] New Directions in Critical Theory––Deadline Changed

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:28am
Sam Schwartz

DEADLINE UPDATE

New Directions in Critical Theory is an annual interdisciplinary graduate
student conference at the University of Arizona; the 2008 conference will
focus on a self-conscious examination of the ways we do work at the
university. While interdiscplinarity questions the boundaries that mark
off everything from university departments to methods of inquiry, the
space between disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we shuffle prefixes
and suffixes in an attempt to announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in creating. This endeavor
must be undertaken cautiously; remapping disciplines and identities is
never an innocent game.

CFP: [Postcolonial] African Literature in the Wake of Violence SAMLA (Nov. 7-9 2008)

updated: 
Monday, January 28, 2008 - 3:59pm
Katy Hanggi

SAMLA 2008
Literature of Africa and the Diaspora Panel

African Literature in the Wake of Violence

Africa’s violent history frames much of its fiction and film, but many
writers and filmmakers are turning their attention toward the more
complicated process of moving past violence to the task of rebuilding. We
seek papers on literature and film that deal with issues that emerge in the
wake of violence, such as truth commissions, public and private forms of
grief, refugee camps, and the reinstatement of order.

Please send 250-word abstracts and inquiries to Katy Hanggi
(khanggi_at_emory.edu) by March 15, 2008.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Border games for (dis)jucntions conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 12:58am
Nicoletta Da Ros

The border is a world of multiple conflicts and difficult definitions,
inhabited by individuals who navigate different frames of reference,
cultural issues, gender roles and performances, economic statuses and
conditions in order to construct a viable identity for themselves.

This panel questions the monoreferentiality or concepts such as cultural
identity, linguistic identity, tradition, gender roles and sexuality,
geography, and nationhood, exploring the ‘borders’ within each of these
categories.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Postcolonial] Call for articles.

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 4:41am
Dominic Thomas

African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal

Call for Papers

The Editors of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal are pleased to announce a
special edition on MUSEUMS IN THE METROPOLE: SLAVERY, COLONIALISM, AND POSTCOLONIAL
MEMORY which examines various exhibition sites and provide contextualization for the public
discourse triggered by their creation.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Call for papers

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 4:37am
Dominic Thomas

FORUM FOR MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES
Forthcoming Special Issue

GLOBAL FRANCOPHONE AFRICA

Call for Articles

CFP: [Postcolonial] Filipino American Studies at the Crossroads (02/15/08; 04/05/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 11:38pm
Sherwin Mendoza

FILIPINO AMERICAN STUDIES AT THE CROSSROADS:
ART, ACTIVISM, AND SCHOLARSHIP IN RESPONSE TO PHILIPPINE STATE VIOLENCE

April 5, 2008

Since 2001 nearly 900 people in the Philippines have been victims of
extra-judicial killings committed under the regime of President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the
Philippines. In the past several months, a series of events have occurred
in the Philippines that has shifted the political situation facing
scholars and activists in both the Philippines and the US:

CFP: [Postcolonial] Critical Responses to Kiran Desai

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 7:31am
Dr. Sunita Sinha

Respected
Sir/Madam,
   

‘Avant Garde - A Literary Forum’ invites an article from you on “Critical
Responses to Kiran Desai,” which will be published by Atlantic Publishers
and Distributors, New Delhi.

The forum requests for your contribution in approximately 3500-5000
words. All references and notes should be incorporated preferably
according to MLA style sheet. Copy of your article as - Hard copy (Print
out), soft copy (CD) and a copy by Email, would be preferred by the first
week of March 08.
Yours sincerely

Dr. Sunita Sinha
Editor: Avant Garde â€" A Literary Forum
Email: drsunitasinha_at_gmail.com, drsunitasinha_at_sify.com
Mobile No: 9934917117

CFP: [Postcolonial] New Urges in Postcolonial Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 7:18am
Dr. Sunita Sinha

Respected
Sir/Madam,
   

‘Avant Garde - A Literary Forum’ invites an article from you on any of
the following topic areas for publication in, “New Urges in Post-Colonial
Literature,” which will be published by Atlantic Publishers and
Distributors, New Delhi.

Preferred topic areas being:
Diaspora
Feminism
Immigrant Experience and Pain of Exile.
Hybridity
Concept of Otherness
Orientalism
Ecofeminism
Multiculturism
 

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