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>From: "Robert Clarke" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation, and Power 
>in Colonial and Post-Colonial Cultures (Australia) (10/20/07; 
>4/12/07)
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>Call for Papers and Expressions of Interest
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>  in an Upcoming Symposium on
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>"Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation, and Power in Colonial and
>Post-Colonial Cultures"
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>Thursday 12 April 2007
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>University of Queensland
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>Colonialism produces its fair share of celebrities, yet the meanings, forms,
>and functions of celebrities within colonial and post-colonial cultures have
>received little scholarly attention.
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>The Postcolonial Research Group of the University of Queensland invites
>expressions of interest in, and proposals for papers for, a symposium on
>Celebrity Colonialism to be held at the University of Queensland in April
>2007.
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>This single-day symposium will explore the various and ambivalent
>relationships between the cultures of celebrity and colonialism.   Who are
>the celebrities of colonialism and anti-colonialism?  How do celebrities
>function within colonial and post-colonial cultures?  In what way have
>various famous figures made their name through their celebration of or
>antagonism towards colonial and neo-colonial imperialism?  How does the
>popular appeal of celebrity inflect the way (post-)colonial matters can be
>brought before and received by the public?
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>Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers that address this theme and may
>include such topics as:
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>*	Literary celebrity and the cultures of colonialism.
>*	Celebrity travellers and travel writers in colonized and
>post-colonized spaces.
>*	Celebrity, the media, and (neo)colonialism.
>*	Celebrity and the discourses of benevolence in the colonial and
>post-colonial world.
>*	Celebrity and resistance.
>*	Celebrity frauds and the representation of Others.
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>If you wish to present a paper, please send a 250 word abstract including
>the title of your paper to Dr Robert Clarke (School of English, Media
>Studies and Art History, University of Queensland), [log in to unmask] by
>Friday 20 October 2007.

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