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GERMAN-CFP-L  January 2007

GERMAN-CFP-L January 2007

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CFP: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (3/2/07; 7/3/07-7/4/07)

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Megan McKinstry <[log in to unmask]>

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German Studies CFP Forum <[log in to unmask]>

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>From: "Tolan Fiona" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (3/2/07; 7/3/07-7/4/07)
>
>Call for Papers
>
>
>REROUTING THE POSTCOLONIAL
>
>The University of Northampton, UK, 3-4 July 2007 (07/03/07 - 07/04/07)
>
>
>To mark the re-launch of the journal World Literature Written in English =
>as the Journal of Postcolonial Studies, The Centre for Contemporary =
>Fiction and Narrative, University of Northampton, and the Journal of =
>Postcolonial Writing, in association with Taylor and Francis publishers =
>and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies, hosts:
>
>Keynote Speakers -



>Simon Gikandi
>
>Patrick Williams
>
>Elleke Boehmer
>
>Alastair Niven
>
>In an increasingly mobile and globalised world, new ROUTES become =
>available to people through movement, migration, diaspora and =
>relocation, and through the temporary inhabiting of new spaces offered =
>by cosmopolitan travel and tourism. These movements contribute to a =
>critique of ROOTS - of fixed origins and traditional identity frameworks =
>such as family, society and nation. Looking to recent developments and =
>influences, and exploring both routes and roots, this conference seeks =
>to REROUTE THE POSTCOLONIAL - to address the tensions that both amplify =
>and redirect postcolonial studies in the 21st century.
>
>=20
>
>Some key questions underpinning this conference:
>
>What REROUTINGS of the postcolonial occur due to accelerated movements =
>of peoples, the theorizing of diaspora, transformed modes of production =
>through the impact of global technologies, new paradigms such as the =
>glocal, and the reshaping of culture and the environment by =
>globalization? What is the effect of the current shift away from =
>resistant and counter discourses and the politics of liberation and =
>representation? How is "writing" the postcolonial, in areas such as =
>pedagogy, genre and the canon, and aesthetic and textual practices, =
>changing in response to these developments?
>
>=20
>
>Possible topics include:
>
>third world cosmopolitan versus/complementing theories of the indigenous
>
>diasporic theory and the transformation of existing  postcolonial =
>paradigms
>
>revisiting empire  in an age of transnational  migration
>
>new itineraries and iterations of modernity and post-modernity
>
>migration, exile and changing identities
>
>global travel, tourism and new geographies
>
>interrogations of the aesthetics of resistance
>
>cultural representations and reimaginings of social transformation
>
>the environment and eco-critical perspectives
>
>the postcolonial sacred and/or profane
>
>new and old spoken/written/visual media in a global age
>
>changing modes and practices in "writing" and teaching the postcolonial
>
>Please send abstracts of 200-300 words by Friday 2 March 2007 (03/02/07) =
>to: [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]
>
>
>Conference organisers: Janet Wilson, Fiona Tolan and Alison Rudd
>
>Registration Fees (excluding accommodation and food - further details =
>available on request):=20
>
>Before 1 April 2007:  =A365 (=A335 - students and unwaged)
>
>After 1 April: =A385 (=A345 - students and unwaged)
>
>At the door: =A3100 (=A350 - students and unwaged) =20
>
>Cheques (sterling only) or international money orders, payable to THE =
>UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON, to Chris Woolmore, The University of =
>Northampton, St George's Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD, UK.=20
>
>
>Associate Editor
>Journal of Postcolonial Writing
>
>Dr Fiona Tolan
>Department of English Studies
>University of Northampton
>St George's Avenue
>NN2 6JD
>

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