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CFP: Atlantic Literary Review: Rites of Passage in Post-Colonial Women's Writing (4/29/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Michelle Bernard

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Atlantic Literary Review

Proposals are invited for a special issue of Atlantic Literary Review on
rites of passage in post-colonial women's writing, including births, coming
of age, marriages, death and mourning.

This is to be jointly edited by Gina Wisker and Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo.

Please send in abstracts of 300 words by April 29, 2006 to:

Michelle Bernard


204 Eastings

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road


Cambs, CB1 1PT


Tel: (01223) 363271 ext. 2411


UPDATE: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (3/2/07; 7/3/07)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Wilson Janet


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

Tel: 01604 735500. Website:

Date: PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: 3-4 July 2007 (07/03/07)

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.

CFP: East and South Asia (5/1/06; collection)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm

CFP: Anthology, East and South Asia

Editors Helen Asquine Fazio and V.G. Julie Rajan invite your submissions of
papers for a multi-disciplinary anthology entitled Language, Mysticism, and
Iconography: Exploring the Cultural Interface Between East and South Asia.
The collection addresses the shared cultural traditions in narrative,
language, religion, philosophy, and art between East and South Asia.

CFP: Empire and the Sea (Puerto Rico) (7/31/06; CEA-CC, 11/10/06-10/11/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm
College-English-Association Caribbean-Chapter

College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
Fall 2006 Conference: 10-11 November 2006
"Our Watery World: Humans and the Sea"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

The CEA-CC invites proposals for a panel titled "Empire and the Sea."
 Please send 200-250 word proposal to Nandita Batra at by 31 July 2006. Proposals may be sent =
email as part of a text message but not as attachments. Presenters must =
registered members of the CEA-CC at the time of the conference.

More information available at

CFP: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700 (ongoing; new book series)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm
Erika Gaffney

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company—

Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

Series Editors: Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College; Jyotsna G. Singh,
Michigan State University; and Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami

UPDATE: Taiwan Literature and Culture (3/30/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:32pm
B Lei

Special Session: Mimicry, Parody, Hybridity: Contemporary Taiwan Literature
and Culture

2006 MLA Convention

Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006

Deadline Extended: March 30, 2006

CFP: Teaching Ethnic Am/Postcolonial Literature of Trauma (4/1/06; USACLALS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Robin E. Field

Papers are sought for a panel examining the pedagogical
strategies we use to teach the literature of trauma in the
undergraduate classroom. I wish to examine Ethnic American
and Postcolonial literature in particular. Papers should
reference at least one piece of literature commonly taught,
and provide specific examples of teaching methodologies,
practices, and theories. Papers should run 15-18 minutes.

This panel will be held at the USACLALS conference at Santa
Clara University. Information about the conference follows.

Please send 250 word abstracts and a brief CV by April 1,
2006 to:

Robin Field

Conference info:

UPDATE: USACLALS: Division & Mutual Aid in Postcolonial History and Literature (4/15/06; 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
John Hawley

Deadline extended:

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, Kirpal Singh, 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: Everyday Empires: State, Security, Form (4/15/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Tommy Davis

CFP: Everyday Empires: State, Security, Form. (4/15/06; MSA 10/19/06 =20=

=96 10/22/06)

This panel examines the points in "modernist" aesthetic production

where state power, imperial practice, and domestic life coincide.

In keeping with the emphasis of this year's conference on the

archive, we are especially interested in projects that draw upon

archival work or, alternatively, understand aesthetic form

itself as a kind of archive -- one that, in a Benjaminian way, might

register both political power and its utopian alternatives.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

-Formal articulations of power (Political and narrative sovereignty);

CFP: Dancing under the Rising Sun: Japanese Colonialism and Dance (4/1/06; 12/8/06-12/10/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:13pm
Yukihiko YOSHIDA

Dear list,

Here is conference on the influences of Japanese Colonialism on Dance.

Yukihiko YOSHIDA

2006 DRST¡ÊDance Research Society, Taiwan¡Ë ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Dancing under the Rising Sun:
The Influences of Japanese Colonialism on Dance in the Asia-Pacific Region

8 - 10 December 2006, Taipei National University of the Arts

Call for Papers

CFP: Colonialism and Knowledge (4/15/06; NEASECS, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Pratima Prasad

NEASECS (Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) 2006; Nov. 9-12, 2006; Salem, Massachusetts.
CFP deadline: Apr. 15, 2006

Panel title: "Colonialism and Knowledge-Making in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

Eighteenth-century colonial expansion gave birth to, enabled, and systematized several European bodies of knowledge: encounters with non-European populations gave rise to large-scale classifications of race in European scientific discourse; a vast and growing body of travel writing produced ethnographies and encyclopedic treatises on peoples and cultures of the globe; scientific exploration abroad aided the development of European natural science.

CFP: Mothers and Motherhood as National Allegory (6/15/06; collection)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Lisa E. Bernstein

CFP: Mothers and Motherhood as National Allegory (06/15/2006;

For an Edited Collection tentatively entitled (M)Othering the Nation:
Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the
Maternal Body, edited by Lisa Bernstein and Pamela Monaco.

CFP: India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath (Greece) (3/31/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
James Gifford

Call for Papers
India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath

There are just a few places left…!

The Durrell School of Corfu is holding a Symposium (4-10 June 2006) on the
subject of Empire and Aftermath, focusing on the cases of India, Greece and

The India seminar will be moderated by Ashis Nandy (Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies, Delhi, India) and the Symposium will also feature as
speakers and seminar leaders: Neil Lazarus (Warwick University, UK), Gautam
Kundu (Goergia Southern University, USA) and Reed Way Dasenbrock (New Mexico
State University, USA).

CFP: Canadian Literature (6/30/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Duncan Lucas

Midwest Modern Language Association, "High and Low Culture"

Chicago, November 9-12, 2006

Canadian Literature Section: "Post-colonialism or Diaspora? Whither =
cultural influence?"=20

CFP: Environmental Justice & Global Citizenship (UK) (3/10/06; 7/3/06-7/6/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:50pm
Dr Rob Fisher

5th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

Monday 3rd July - Thursday 6th July 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Final Call for Papers
Environments, Sustainability and Technologies

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental ideas in the context of contemporary society and international politics, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship.

CFP: What Remains: Living Through Ruins, Thinking Through Empire (grad) (3/31/06; 5/11/06-5/12/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
joe destefano

Graduate Student Conference:
The New School for Social Research
CFP: What Remains: Living Through Ruins, Thinking Through Empire
(grad) (3/31/06; 5/11/06-5/12/06)

"What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony
rubbish?" ~ T.S. Eliot, 'The Wasteland'

Call for Papers

We are soliciting papers from graduate students in anthropology,
history, geography, literature, sociology, and other relevant
disciplines related to our focus on empire and ruins. The deadline for
submission of abstracts is March 31, 2006. For more information,
questions or submissions, please e-mail David Bond or Joseph DeStefano

UPDATE: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (grad) (3/2

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kimberly Williams

Deadline Extended to March 27th 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


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

UPDATE: Irish Studies (Spain) (3/1/06; 5/25/06-5/27/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
VI AEDEI Conference

VI International Conference of The Spanish Association for Irish Studies
University of Valladolid (Spain)
25-27 May 2006

[Updated information: extended deadline (1 March 2006 ) and web page]

UPDATE: Racing Across Borders (grad) (3/15/06; 5/13/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Eric L.Martinsen

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



Keynote Speaker: Shelley Streeby, Associate Professor of American
Literature, UC San Diego

Winner of the 2003 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for _
Sensations: Class, Empire and the Production of Popular Culture_ (UC
Press, 2002).

CFP: Epistemologies of Imperialism and Domesticity in the Americas (grad) (3/15/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm

CFP: Americanist Conference 7-8 April 2006, The Pennsylvania State University

Call for Papers: PSU Americanists Graduate Student Conference 7–9 April 2006

"What's Wrong with Belonging?: Epistemologies of Imperialism and
Domesticity in the Americas"

                        Keynote Speakers:

Coco Fusco (Columbia University) and Cyril Dabydeen (University of Ottawa)

CFP: International Conference on Caribbean Studies (5/15/06; 11/2/06-11/5/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:30pm
Hector R. Romero

International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November 2-5, 2006. South
Padre Island Beach Resort, Texas Gulf Coast. USA. As postcolonial theory is
rivaled by transnationalism and globalization, the relevance of the
Caribbean persists. Panels and papers are invited from all disciplines.
The following topics will be of interest, although no one should be
restricted by them: Diasporas, migration, indigenous peoples, race and
national identity, literature and history, critical theory, hegemony and
emancipation, etc. Papers in English, French and Spanish will be
considered. Please send and abstract of about 200 words (Word or
WordPerfect) to Dr. Hector R. Romero, by May 15. Visit

CFP: Caribbean Literature: Racialized Voices, Hybridized Identities (2/21/06; collection)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Jaspal K. Singh

Calls for Papers: Caribbean Literature: Racialized Voices, Hybridized
Identities (Anthology 2/21/2006)

We invite essays on the diasporic implications of multiracial and
multicultural characters and their hybrid cultural consciousness in
Afro-Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean texts. The site of the diasporic cultures
may be in the Caribbean itself or in transnational locationsin the
Metropole or in the various sites of migration common to Caribbean nationals.

CFP: Naratives of Postcolonialism (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm

Dear list,

I would like to place three calls for papers:

a) call for papers MLA 2006, one of the two official sessions for the
Society for the Study of Narrative Literature (SSNL). Through a computer
error on the part of the MLA, a number of emails sent in December got
lost and the session therefore was not posted in the MLA Newsletter.

Here is the text of the session. I am moving the deadline forward to 15

The Narratives of Postcolonialism

CFP: American Literature Before 1865 (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Cheryl Edelson

Call For Papers: American Literature Pre-1865
(3/15/06; PAMLA 11/10-11, 2006)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals are requested for a standing panel of the PAMLA

While the panel is open to any topic in American Literature before
1865, I am particularly interested in papers that address the
following areas:

--Non-canonical and/or popular literatures

--Indigenous writings

--Colonial discourse and/or postcolonial approaches

--Literatures of the Pacific and Western US