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>From: Mr larbi touaf <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: 2nd Intl Symposium on Minorities and Minor Literatures 
>(Morocco) (11/31/05; 3/11/06-3/12/06)
>
>The English Department at Mohamed I University in
>Oujda, Morocco is delighted to announce its 2nd
>International Symposium on Minorities and Minor
>Literatures to be held 11-12 March 06. This year we
>welcome interdisciplinary paper proposals on topics
>related to "The Ethics and Politics of de/constructing
>identity in literature, art, and the humanities".
>We are particularly interested in the following:
>The ways in which literary texts uphold or dismantle
>the identity categories of race, nation, class,
>gender, etc.; the strategies through which literary
>texts or art works acknowledge and negotiate cultural
>difference; and the ways in which they contribute to
>an heightened sense of agency for and when acting in
>the world.
>
>Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the
>following:
>- (De)constructions of nation, race, class, gender in
>literary texts
>- Literature and the politics of
>Empowerment/disempowerment
>- "Cultural translation" and the (re)construction of
>identities
>- Disrupting Differences.
>- Feminist Readings of Identity,
>- Location and Power,
>- Textual de/constructions of Cultural Identity,
>- Visions of the Past: History, Memory and Identity in
>Literature,
>- Ethnic Narratives
>- Transnational feminism and Gender
>- Minority subject formations
>- Migration and migrant literatures
>-  Hybridity and Ethics
>-  cultural encounters
>
>
>The language of the conference is English. Please
>email (no attachments) an abstract of approximately
>250 words and short bio by November 31st, 2005;
>completed papers expected by February 20th, 2006.
>Please note that the reading time is limited to 20
>minutes per paper (8-9 typed pages). Selected papers
>will be published in our Second issue of Minority
>Matters; participants are therefore urged to conform
>their articles to the guidelines of the MLA style
>Manual. 
>
>Mohamed I University offers accommodation for 3 nights
>and food to all participants. Air travel will be at
>the participants' charge. A participation fee of 75
>USD is required from international participants,
>Moroccan Nationals are required to pay a fee of 300
>MAD.
>A website for the conference will be available
>shortly.
>
>Please send proposals to Dr Larbi Touaf or Dr Soumia
>Boutkhil (Conference Chairs)
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>Location:
>The historic City of Oujda is a medium size city
>(500.000 people) in the north east of Morocco, on the
>Algerian borer and 30 miles south of the Mediterranean
>coast. Closest other well known cities are the
>Historic city of Fez, Tlemcen, Oran (Algeria), and the
>Spanish-Occupied city of Mellila. Travelling into the
>city is possible by train (from Casablanca, Marrakech,
>Fez, or Tangier, check schedules online at
>www.oncf.ma) or by air from Casablanca or from major
>European cities (especially Paris and Brussels) as
>many direct flights are available daily.
>
>
>
>Larbi Touaf
>Assistant-Professor
>Department of English
>University Mohamed I Ojuda
>Phone: 212- (0) 5650 0604
>Fax:    212 - (0) 5650 0596
>

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