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05 July 2010

First International Conference on Postcolonial Praxis: Theories, Cultural Practices and Movements for the Global South

The International Conference on Postcolonial Practice: Theories, Cultural Practices, and Movements for the Global South


The University of the Philippines Department of English and Comparative Literature will host
the First International Conference on Postcolonial Praxis: Theories, Cultural Practices and Movements for the Global South on 21-23 July 2010 at the National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education (NISMED) Auditorium at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Plenary speakers include Professor Reynaldo C. Ileto, Department of Southeast Asian Studies (National University of Singapore), Visiting Professor Dr. Owen J. Lynch Jr. (UP College of Law) and UPD University Professor Emeritus Gemino H. Abad. Paper presentors include: Dr. Caroline Hau (Kyoto University), Prof. Roderick Galam (Cardiff University), Prof. Aurelio Agcaoili (University of Hawaii at Manoa) as well as professors from the University of the Philippines such as Dean Roland Tolentino (College of Mass Communication), Prof. Rosario Lucero (College of Arts and Letters), Prof. Gerard Lico (College of Architecture), etc.

The conference hopes to: interrogate Postcolonial writing; recuperate Colonial Languages; re-territorialize Language and Literature Studies; problematize the "National" in National Cultural practices, the Politics of "Otherness" and "Othering" in Nation formation and Postcolonial Cultural studies; re-semanticize the role of the "folk" or millenarian movements in Nation formation, History and Counter Memory or Alternative Historiographies and to re-examine politics of location (ethnic, class, race, gender, religion) and cultural praxis.

This conference is co-sponsored by the Office of the UP President, Office of the UP Diliman Chancellor and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

The conference registration fees are: Students - P2,000; Onsite registration - P3,000; and early registration - P2,500 for early registration (before 2 July 2010). Please deposit/pay at Land Bank saving account no. 3071-0323-36 c/o Dr. Rhodora Ancheta and Dr. Adelaida Lucero. Please send a copy of your deposit slip to the UP Department of English and Comparative Literature to (fax no.) 926-3496 or
decl.kal@gmail.com. The Conference Convenors are Dr. Priscelina Patajo-Legasto and Dr. Adelaida Lucero.

For inquiries, please contact Professor Pooching Testa –de Ocampo at 09178338203 and
pcpraxis2010@up.edu.ph.
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