British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

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British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

22nd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
February 15-16 2013
Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah GA

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

Jahan Ramazani is the Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English and Department Chair at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English; Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award); and Yeats and the Poetry of Death. He edited the most recent edition of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry and, with Jon Stallworthy, The Twentieth Century and After, in The Norton Anthology of English Literature. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, and the William Riley Parker Prize.

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The aim of the conference is to be interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, and to offer scholars and researchers, teachers and students, the opportunity to disseminate and discuss their knowledge and understanding of the dynamic, important field of postcolonial studies.

We invite proposals in both thematic (migration, diaspora studies, etc.) and geographic (Eurabia, South Asia, etc.) areas:

  • Bioethics, Ecology, and Ecocriticism
  • Migration, Diaspora, Hybridity, and Borders
  • Region, Religion, Politics, and Culture
  • Literature, Arts, and the Media
  • History and Historiography
  • War and Terrorism
  • Race, Racism, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity
  • Ethics, Economics, and Globalization
  • Pedagogy and the Disciplines
  • Intersections of Francophone and Anglophone Literatures
  • Postcolonial and the Transnational Literatures
  • Liberation literature from Africa
  • Health and Wellness
  • North (excluding the USA), Central, and South America
  • Europe (Fortress Europe, Eurabia, Londonistan, Ireland)
  • South Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka)
  • Southeast Asia (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
  • Africa (Nigeria, South Africa, Black Atlantic)
  • The Middle East
  • Australia and Oceania

Or any other aspect of the British Commonwealth of nations, or of countries formerly colonized by other European powers.

Submissions are accepted online at the Conference web site:

The deadline for proposal submissions is November 5, 2012

Abstracts of 300 words maximum are required via the submission form.
Panels should be designed for 75 minutes; individual papers for 15-minute delivery -- maximum.
Proposals for panels should include an abstract for each paper with complete information on each presenter.

Regular Registration (includes all conference events, meals, and receptions): $150.00
Graduate Student / Retiree (includes all conference events, meals, and receptions): $120.00