05 February 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on Postcolonial Praxis

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on Postcolonial Praxis


Department of English and Comparative Literature
College of Arts and Letters
University of the Philippines
UP Diliman, Quezon City
21-23 July 2010


Through this conference, we invite participants from other parts of the Philippines and from other former colonies /countries in the “Global South” (i.e., “underdeveloped , “developing”, “Third World”, decolonizing societies) to reexamine and to re-territorialize Anglo-American, English, American, French, German, Dutch, Hispanic, Latin American Studies, programs and projects.


The conference aims to provide a venue for the construction of a general programmatic of postcolonial knowledge-production and other postcolonial cultural practices which can be disseminated through formal educational institutions as curricula and courses; informal/alternative educational groups; professional organizations; mass media; computer-aided technologies, and through cultural networks.

Plenary speakers include Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto of National University of Singapore and UP Diliman University Professor Emeritus Gemino H. Abad.


Postcolonial Praxis: Theories, Cultural Practices and Movements for the Global South

THEMES


• Postcolonial Writing/ Visual Arts / Performance Arts and the New technologies • Recuperating Colonial Languages
• Re
territorializing Language and Literature Studies in the Global South
• Problematizing the “National” in National Cultural Practices • Issues and Concerns of a National Language in a Decolonizing Society
• Dialectics of Native Authenticity & Cultural Hybridity
• Politics of “Otherness”, “Politics of Othering” Nation Formation and Postcolonial Cultural Studies
• Understanding / Re
semanticizing the Role of the “the Folk” / “Millenarian”/ “Cargo Cults” in the Histories of Nation Formation
• History and Counter Memory or Alternative Historiographies in / for Postcolonial/ Cultural Studies
• Problems of Representation (e.g., essentialism vs. ghettoism; “strategic essentialism”; tokenism)
• Politics of Location (ethnic, class, race, gender, religion, generation, etc ) and Cultural Praxis
• Postcolonial Politics and Climate Change
• Postcolonialism and Critiques of Disciplinary Domain Assumptions / Theoretical Legacies / Subject Areas

Please submit panel and paper proposals to the Conference Convenor:
Professor Priscelina Patajo
Legasto

Deadline for submission of abstracts is on 30 March 2010
Final conference details will be posted on 15 April 2010
Conference website: www.updecl.org

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