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UPDATE: Atenea: (Post) Colonialism and (Trans) Nationalism (10/16/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:20pm
Editor-Atenea

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
poetry.

URL: http://www.uprm.edu/atenea

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
below):

CFP: Immigration, Transnationalism, Diaspora: Issues for Asian/American Communities (11/3/06; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2006 - 2:58pm
Charlyne Sarmiento

Call for Papers or Panel Proposals

Immigration, Transnationalism, Diaspora: Issues for Asian/American
Communities

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.

CFP: Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation, and Power in Colonial and Post-Colonial Cultures (Australia) (10/20/07; 4/12/0

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2006 - 7:58pm
Robert Clarke

Call for Papers and Expressions of Interest

 in an Upcoming Symposium on

"Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation, and Power in Colonial and
Post-Colonial Cultures"

 

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
2007.

 

CPF: Afro-Caribbean Literature (11/1/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2006 - 7:57pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar

CEA 2007 CFP -- Special Sessions: Afro-Caribbean Literature

The 38th Annual College English Association Conference: "Empathy and Ethics." New Orleans, Louisiana, April 12-14, 2007

Deadline for all proposals: November 1, 2006.

I am coordinating the CEA panels on Afro-Caribbean Literature for the 2007 Annual College English Association Conference. We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Afro-Caribbean literatures in general, including--but not limited to--the following possible themes:

CFP: Cities of Refuge (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:55am
zlatan

Call for Papers for the seminar at the American Comparative
Literature Association Conference: "Trans, Pan, Intra: Cultures in
Contact." April 19-22, 2007 in Puebla, Mexico

Cities of Refuge

Seminar Organisers: Zlatan Filipovic & Bidhan Roy, Goldsmiths
College, University of London

"I also imagine the experience of cities of refuge as giving rise to
a place for reflection - for reflection on the questions of asylum
and hospitality - and for a new order of law and a democracy to come
to be put to the test (experimentation)."

Jacques Derrida

CFP: Contesting Transoceanic Natural Histories (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:55am
ADAM MIYASHIRO

Contesting Transoceanic Natural Histories

Seminar Organizers: Adam Miyashiro and Oscar Fernandez
Affiliations: The Pennsylvania State University and Portland State University

The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
Annual Meeting 2007: Puebla, Mexico

April 19-22, 2007
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2006

Description: This interdisciplinary panel seeks to address
critical issues in the theory and practice of “natural history,” a formal
mode of encyclopedic writing that described everything perceived as
“natural” from the perspective of their writers.

CFP: This is Not Your Home (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:55am
Richard House

Call for seminar papers for the American Comparative Literature
Association Annual Conference 2007,
"Trans, Pan, Inter: Cultures in Contact"
Puebla, Mexico
April 19-22, 2007

Deadline: 1 November 2006

Seminar Title: This is Not Your Home

CFP: Imaginary Empires: Structural Dislocations and the Production of Alternative Spaces (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:55am
Marc Caplan

CFP: American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, Puebla,
Mexico: April 19-22, 2007

Seminar Title: "Imaginary Empires: Structural Dislocations and the
Production of Alternative Spaces"

Deadline for Submission of Paper Proposal: November 1, 2006

Please note: in order to be considered for inclusion, all paper proposals
must be submitted directly to the ACLA website,
<http://acla2007.complit.ucla.edu/>.

Seminar Organizers: Marc Caplan,The Johns Hopkins University, and Sara
Nadal, University of Pennsylvania
E-mail contact (queries only, no submissions): < acaplan4_at_jhu.edu>

CFP: Migrant Writing (10/14/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:17am
Elwan Lobo-Pires

CALL FOR PAPERS

JOURNAL: MaCom=E8re - The Journal of the Association of Caribbean =
Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS)

Special Issue: Migrant Writing

Submission Deadline: October 14, 2006

UPDATE: The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity (UK) (10/7/06; 11/18/06)

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Zoe Brigley

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Warwick, Humanities Research Centre (HRC)
~ Saturday 18th November 2006

With Papers and Poetry Readings Featuring:
Prof. Stephen Knight, Cardiff University.
Prof. Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick.
Medbh McGuckian, poet and feminist writer.
David Morley, poet and director of the Warwick Writing Programme.

CFP: Feminism(s) and Literature (grad) (UK) (10/20/06; 11/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Kirsten Law

Feminism(s) 2006: Feminisms and Literature Postgraduate Seminar.
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, Saturday 11th November 2006.

    A seminar for postgraduates studying literature and feminism to present and discuss their research. The day is primarily concerned with examining the relationship between feminism and literature, the implications of labels such as 'feminist' or 'women's writing', and the impact of feminist literary criticism and politics upon literature today. It is the discussion of these themes across the different topics which is important – the day is devised as a discussion of similar concerns across literature. We would also like to encourage students working with poets, dramatists as well as fiction writers.

CFP: De/Construction of Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Age of Globalization (10/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:09pm
Gonul Pultar

*Call for contributions*

*De/Construction of Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Age of Globalization*

The age of globalization has witnessed a redefinition of ethnicity as
well as the (re)emergence of nationhood, while at the same time
witnessing the deconstruction of both. Bi-, multi- and poly-cultural
societies more than ever have to confront issues generated from such
efforts, which aim at shaping and reshaping identities. While current
political developments exacerbate such phenomena, pacts of forgetting
and other silent alliances that had been established during the Cold War
as well as post- and neo-colonial paradigms are now being interrogated
and challenged.

UPDATE: Globalization and Literary Studies (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:09pm
Omaar Hena

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

Globalization is by many accounts the central crisis of our age. And in the
wake of postcolonial studies and the events of 9/11, literary studies has
made a definitive 'global turn.' But we have still only begun to examine the
myriad effects of globalization upon literary texts (broadly defined to
include prose fiction and non-fiction, drama, poetry, film, electronic
texts, and popular culture in all its forms).

CFP: Theorizing Occupation (10/1/06; 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Laura Wright

The 16th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
Conference website: http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/bcps
<http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/bcps>
 
>From the OED:
 
Occupation, n.
I. Senses relating to space.
 
1. a. The action of taking or maintaining possession or control of a
country, building, land, etc., esp. by (military) force; an instance of
this; the period of such action; (also) the state of being subject to such
action.

CFP: BorderPolitics of Whiteness Conference (Australia) (8/30/06; 12/11/06-12/12/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
borderpolitics

UPDATE ON BORDERPOLITICS OF WHITENESS
CONFERENCE AND SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

WE ARE EXCITED TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Quandamooka First Nation,
Professor of Indigenous Studies at Queensland University of Technology,
a leading scholar in Whiteness Studies and a founder of the Australian
Critical Race and Whiteness Studies is a keynote speaker.

- Conference Participants will have the opportunity to
be considered for refereed publication for ACRAWSA e-journal.

-Postgraduate students will be eligible to apply for an ACRAWSA
scholarship to fund their registration costs. Information will be
available on the website from mid-September.

CFP: Questioning Colonialism (10/15/06; 2/22/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Merideth, Aaron James

February 22-24, 2007. Questioning Colonialism. The Sixteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Miami invites abstracts for papers on topics dealing with colonization and its aftermath in the Americas, Africa, the Mideast, and the Far East. Topics may include indigenous cultures and their reaction to colonization; navigation; cartography; visual and literary representations of the colonized and the colonizing; the transformation of European world views; and the effects of empire in North and South America. We welcome a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches.

CFP: Reverse Colonization in Victorian Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Jaime Lynn Jordan

38th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland
www.nemla.org

CFP: Reverse Colonization in Victorian Fiction

This panel will examine the colonial adventure setting within the very
streets of London, including fiction that describes London in the same
manner in which the colonies are described and addresses the fear of
the colonies "coming home" and taking over London. A variety of
approaches is welcome in discussing the Victorian concerns of progress
and decline. Please send 250-word abstracts via email to Jaime Jordan,
University of Texas at Dallas: jlj048000_at_utdallas.edu.

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

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:27pm
Summer Pervez

 
UPDATE: Please note the following keynote speakers --

SALA 2006 Conference Keynote Address: Gaurav Desai

SALA MLA Sessions: a Round Table on "Secularism and its Relation to
Minorities" will be held, featuring Ketu Katrak, Amitava Kumar, Aamir
Mufti, R. Radhakrishnan, Rajeswari Sundar Rajan, and Bruce Robbins.

The deadline for abstracts remains July 1, 2006.
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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)

CFP: Empires and their Contested Pasts (Ireland) (12/31/06; 5/18/07-5/20/07)

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am
Jennifer M Regan

CALL FOR PAPERS

Empires and their contested pasts

28th Irish Conference of Historians

at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

18–20 May 2007

We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of the general theme of
empires and their contested pasts. There is no restriction on chronology,
location, or type of empire. Comparative studies and papers examining
historiographical debates and/or contestations of race, religion, gender,
class, and culture will be welcomed. We particularly invite proposals from
postgraduate students.

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