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>From: "Roy Perez" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Production, Critical Race Analysis 
>and Literary Studies (11/20/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)
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>PRODUCTION: Critical Race Analysis and Literary Studies
>A Graduate Student Conferece
>New York University, 23-24 February 2007
>Coordinators at New York University seek abstracts for a two-day 
>conference on ěproductionî at the intersection of critical race 
>analysis and literary studies.  Organized by the Critical Race 
>Analysis and Literary Studies Colloquium (CRALS) at NYU, this 
>conference will provide an opportunity for graduate students to 
>present work that reflects on the significance of critical race 
>theories to teaching, research, and writing in departments of English 
>and other fields related to literary study.  Beyond (but including) 
>the analysis of cultural production, we are interested in examining 
>race as it bears meaning in the production of new critical frameworks 
>and in academic relations of production at the university level. 
>Proposals for the discussion of racism and anti-racism, feminism, 
>sexual politics, and ability as they pertain to labor in the academic 
>workplace are especially welcome. Other possible topics include:
>
>-Genealogies of critical race analysis
>
>-Pedagogies for critical race analysis
>
>-Race and theories of the body in literature
>
>-Race and popular culture/genres, e.g. comics, TV and film, 
>conceptions of the paraliterary
>
>-Race in law and literature
>
>-Race, literature, and the working-class experience
>
>-Race and emerging critical frameworks, e.g. disability studies, 
>rural studies, transgender studies
>
>-Privilege in literature and literary studies
>
>-Transnational and postcolonial literary studies
>
>-Aesthetics and minoritarian cultural production
>
>Please submit abstracts of 250-500 words to [log in to unmask] by 
>Monday, 20 November 2006. Please let us know if you have any special 
>media equipment requirements.  Accepted presenters will be notified 
>no later than 22 December 2006. A limited number of travel 
>scholarships will be available for graduate students presenting at 
>the conference.
>
>ABOUT: CRALS emerges from an ongoing faculty and graduate student 
>colloquium bringing contemporary debates on race and representation 
>to bear on literary texts and criticism. CRALS focuses on examining 
>literature in relation to racial politics; negotiating the 
>interdisciplinarity of cultural and literary studies; and developing
>critical race theories that address literary works in English.

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