CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Postcolonial moves

Source of Information: SOURCE 1999-08-16
Date of Event: 2000-02-24 to 26
Location of event: Miami, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 1999-10-31

****  CALL FOR PAPERS   ****

                       Postcolonial Moves

                   Ninth Annual Symposium
          Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Studies

        Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
                 College of Arts and Sciences
                     University of Miami

                    24-26 February, 2000

The conference seeks to describe some of the particular features of a
postcolonial attention to the medieval and early modern periods. It
will provide a forum for exploring such questions as: How might the
study of European national cultures change if we give full weight to
their longstanding and intense exchanges with regional identities (e.g.
England in relation to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or Normandy; France and
Brittany, Normandy, or Provence; Spain and Catalonia, the Orient, or the
Americas; Italy and Rome or Sicily)? How do representations of all kinds
(literary, visual, musical, architectural, etc.) manifest their
relations to colonial dynamics? How might postcolonial theories re-order
the signification of time, geography, ethnicity, religion, gender, and
language within medieval and early modern cultures? What are the
political stakes, methodological benefits, and risks of putting
postcolonial cultural studies in contact with the  pre-modern ? How can
medieval and early modern studies figure in the processes of
decolonization? How do European colonial histories affect the
institutional dynamics of medieval, renaissance, and baroque? Proposals
addressing any world region or representational form are welcome.

Keynote Speaker:
Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University
Author of Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India
(Columbia, 1989) and Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief
(Princeton, 1998)

We welcome abstracts for 20-minute papers, as well as proposals for
alternative presentation formats (e.g full panels, round tables,
debates, performance, etc.). This is a small conference, with no
concurrent panels; sessions will be scheduled in the configurations most
appropriate to the proposals. The conference will conclude with a
summary panel discussion.

Send proposals by 31 October 1999 to one of the co-organizers; proposals
by e-mail preferred.

Prof. Michelle R. Warren
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Miami
PO Box 248093
Coral Gables, FL 33124-4650
Tel: 305. 284. 4858, ext 7255
Fax: 305. 284. 2068

Prof. Patricia Clare Ingham
Department of English
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA  18042
Tel: 610. 758. 4385
Fax: 610. 758. 6616

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