Call for Contributions: The Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (Routledge ABES, UK)

The Centre for Postcolonial Writing (CPW) is the Editor of the Postcolonial Literary Studies Section of Routledge’s On-line bibliography, the Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (ABES), which commended in 1999 and has just been remodelled and relaunched for 2008. The CPW is expanding its network of annotators in the area of Postcolonial Literature. Our contributors write short annotated bibliographies of articles, monographs, edited collections and online products, that they consider to be valuable and necessary reading in the field.

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CFP: Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-Narrative and Culture From Below in Canadian and Québécois Literatures

May 1-2, 2009 Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Québec
We invite papers which discuss the literary text as the site of contestation, counter-memory and conflict in Canadian and Québécois literatures. In what ways do marginalized individuals, communities, and social movements contest, appropriate, and represent their specific memories, spaces, and identities as counter-discourses of nation or as expressions of culture from below? How are political, ideological, spatial, and cultural conflict represented in the literary text?
Nous sollicitons des communications qui discutent le texte comme lieu de conflit, de contestation et de contre-mémoire dans les littératures du Canada et du Québec. De quelles manières les individus, les communautés et les mouvements sociaux contestent, s’approprient et représentent leur mémoire, leur espace et leur identité comme des contre-discours de la Nation ? Comment les conflits politiques, idéologiques, spatiaux et culturels sont-ils représentés dans le texte littéraire?
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2008

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CFP: NEOHELICON Special Number: Poetics of the Paratext

The “paratext,” here defined as any textual accompaniment exterior to the text proper and yet intrinsically bound to it (prefaces, prologues, prolegomena, forewords, codas, authorial appendices, marginal notes, didascalia and other scripturally-conjoined paraphernalia) constitute the focus of this special number. Priority will be accorded to papers exploring the theoretical consequences and/or poetic operations of paratextual “objects” within the plexus of a work or series of works. (Submission Deadline: 1 July 2009)

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