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UPDATE: [Postcolonial] AEGIS conference

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 4:01am
Krystal MCMillen

Call For Papers: Power of Form and Forms of Power

Annual AEGIS Conference at SIUC
Carbondale Illinois
April 3rd-5th 2008

CFP: [Postcolonial] Non-Western Living Epics and Myths: Memory, Community and

Monday, November 5, 2007 - 2:36pm
Nandini Dhar

In 1919 A. A. Macdonnels had commented that "Probably no work of world
literature, secular in origin, has ever produced so profound an influence
on the life and thought of a people as the Ramayana." On September 2007
this observation was re-enacted when the Archaeological Survey of India
got deadlocked in a legal battle with the Hindu political hardliners over
a shipping canal project in the Indian Ocean known as the Project
Sethusamudram. The project involves destruction of a series of
underwater islands built of sand and limestone and are otherwise known
as Rama's bridge. According to a popular Hindu belief, the army of monkeys
that helped Rama to reach Lanka, also built this bridge. On September 11,

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Life Writing and Translations IABA Honolulu Conference

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:48am
Craig Howes

Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai'i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Conference Topic: Life Writing and Translations

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography
Association invite scholars from around the world to attend the sixth
IABA conference, which will be held at the East-West Center, next to the
campus of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in Honolulu.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:21pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [Postcolonial] ACLA Seminar: call for papers

Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 9:52pm
Pascale Perraudin

Dear colleagues,

We are looking for contributions for a seminar at the American
Comparative Literature Association. We are planning to have a follow-up
Please forward the following call for papers to anyone who might be


Pascale Perraudin and Annine Schneider


CFP: [Postcolonial] American Association of Australian Literary Studies Annual Conference (2/28/08-3/1/08)

Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 4:36pm
Nathanael O'Reilly

American Association of Australian Literary Studies
Call for Papers
2008 Annual Conference
Doubletree Guest Suites in Austin, Texas
28 February-1 March 2008
The American Association of Australian Literary Studies will hold its
annual conference in Austin, Texas from 28 February through 1 March 2008.
AAALS welcomes papers on any aspect of Australian or Antipodean
literature or culture. AAALS will meet simultaneously with the annual
meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North
America (ANZSANA). Shared events will include an evening reception on 28
February and a formal banquet on 29 February.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (12/01/07)

Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 12:12pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved and forthcoming volume, Approaches to
Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works, in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World
Literature. Since South African novelist J. M. Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003,
his work has received increased international attention â€" both in terms of the critical scholarship
it has generated and in terms of the pedagogical richness it affords instructors of literature. In
particular, the text that preceded Coetzee’s receipt of the Nobel Prize, his 1999 Booker Prize
winning novel Disgrace, has established and maintained a place at the forefront of Coetzee

CFP: [Postcolonial] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:52pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 4:40pm
Letizia Gramaglia

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

CFP: [Postcolonial] 34th annual Conference of the African Literature Association

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 11:58am
Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

                                        The Department of African American Studies
                                                   Western Illinois University


                                The 34th Annual African Literature Association (ALA) Conference
                                                       April 22 - 27, 2008

Conference Theme:

“African and African Diaspora Women Writers, Global Challenges and Cultural Identity”

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:16pm
Graham J. Murphy

The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder:
Appreciating the Sublime in the Fantastic

[Feel free to distribute this updated Call for Papers]

CFP: [Postcolonial] Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 1:37am
Salah D. Hassan

Call for Papers

The 3rd Muslim Studies Conference
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Conference Dates: April 3-5

Conference Title: “Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere”

Keynote Speakers: Mahmood Mamdani, Geneive Abdo, and Howard Winant

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Arabs and the New World

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 3:05pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World

CFP: [Postcolonial] conference

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 11:38pm
Hajer Ben Gouider Trabelsi

Of Words, Bodies Politic and Alternative Communities
University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Department of English Studies
March 14-15, 2008.

Call for papers:

CFP: [Postcolonial]

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:23pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World