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>From: "ASchmidt" <[log in to unmask]>
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>DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/24/03.
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>PLEASE CROSS-LIST
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>                     CALL FOR PAPERS:
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>               "EMPIRE & IMPERIAL CULTURE"
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>          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.
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>       We will feature three plenary speakers:
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>       Prof. Robert Bernasconi, (Philosophy, University of Memphis).
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>       "Race and the Imperial Idea."
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>       Prof. Thomas Metcalf, (History, UC/Berkeley).
>       "Recentering Empire."
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>       Prof. Richard Roberts, (History, Stanford).
>       "Africa and Empire: The Unintended Consequences."
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>       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:
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>       -- 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.
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>Submission deadline: 25 October 2003. You can send hardcopies
>to
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>       Empire Conference Committee
>       Department of English
>       California State University, Stanislaus
>       801 W. Monte Vista Ave.
>       Turlock, CA 95382
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>       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
>please.
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>       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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