>From: "ASchmidt" <[log in to unmask]>
>DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/24/03.
> CALL FOR PAPERS:
> "EMPIRE & IMPERIAL CULTURE"
> In an effort to facilitate a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary
>conversation about empire, California State University/Stanislaus
> will host a conference on "Empire & Imperial Culture" Friday
>and Saturday, 27-8 February 2004. To situate these topics in
>as broad a context as possible, we seek scholars working in such
> disciplines as Architecture & Art History, Economics, Education,
>Ethnic & Gender Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics
>& Public Policy, and the sciences.
> We will feature three plenary speakers:
> Prof. Robert Bernasconi, (Philosophy, University of Memphis).
> "Race and the Imperial Idea."
> Prof. Thomas Metcalf, (History, UC/Berkeley).
> "Recentering Empire."
> Prof. Richard Roberts, (History, Stanford).
> "Africa and Empire: The Unintended Consequences."
> We hope participants will address issues of empire from antiquity
>to postmodernity, on every continent and from many cultures.
> Suggested topics might include, but are by no means limited
>to, the following:
> -- Empire, Science, & Technology.
> -- Imperialism & Visual Culture.
> -- Biopower.
> -- Theories of Empire.
> -- Imperialism & Genre: the Epic, Lyric, Fiction, Drama.
> -- Empire in Popular Culture.
> -- Border Culture: Diaspora, Immigration, & "Crossing Over."
> -- Imperialism & Language: Dominance, Discrimination, & Assimilation.
> -- Gender & Empire.
> -- Dialectism & Resistance: Black English, Chicanismo, Indigenous
>Groups, & Linguistic Minorities.
> -- Reverse Colonization: the Latinization of North America.
> -- Imperialism, Education & Aid.
>Submission deadline: 25 October 2003. You can send hardcopies
> Empire Conference Committee
> Department of English
> California State University, Stanislaus
> 801 W. Monte Vista Ave.
> Turlock, CA 95382
> One page vitas and proposals for 20-minute papers can be emailed
>to Scott Davis ([log in to unmask]) or Arnold Schmidt
>([log in to unmask]). We welcome panel proposals. No attachments
> Located in the Central Valley, CSU/Stanislaus lies about two
>hours west of San Francisco and Berkeley, and about three hours
>east of Yosemite National Park.
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