[URBANTH-L] CFP: Comparative Postcolonialities: Aesthetics, History, Locality

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sat Feb 5 20:04:35 EST 2005

CFP: Comparative Postcolonialities: Aesthetics, History, Locality
October 27th-29th, 2005, University of Pittsburgh

_Comparative Postcolonialities_ will examine how postcolonial scholarship
can move beyond the political pessimism that haunts both the discipline and
our present political moment, seeking a movement towards a future possible.

_Comparative Postcolonialities_ seeks to contribute to this effort by
advancing a theoretically nuanced comparative area studies. The goal is to
recover postcolonial studies not only as an academic formation (largely in
the First World), but also as a constellation of theoretical practices from
across the post/colonial world.
Postcolonial Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Language and Area
Studies, Comparative Literature, History, and Anthropology are disciplines
that house archives, methods, and
self-critiques that are integral to the study of postcolonial cultures. The
conference will feature and build on productive trends within them,
elaborating an Area-based and disciplinary comparatism. We hope that
presentations will stage (rather than only name) the methodological and
substantive directions in which they would like to take the field.

For More Information Contact:

    Prof. Shalini Puri
    Department of English
    526 Cathedral of Learning
    The University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    Phone: 412-624-2824
    Fax: 412-624-6639
    Email: pococonf at pitt.edu

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