"Gendered Empires": a special session at the conference: "Colonial and Post-Colonial Remembering and Forgetfulness"
Deadline for abstract submission: 25 July, 2007
(Note: The submission deadline for paper proposals has been extended for this session)
The organising commitee for the conference cycle "Colonial and Post-Colonial Remembering and Forgetfulness" to be held for the second time in Mexico City between the 15 and 18 of October 2007 is seeking further panelists for a special session/ "sub-conference" dedicated to "Gendered Empires" that will take place during the conference.
This session will explore gender and gendered realities in imperial contexts from a wide range of perspectives. We welcome submissions from all branches of the social sciences, humanities, as well as the arts. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to interpret the themes of this session broadly and innovatively and may explore any historical period, with any geographic focus.
This special session will consist of 4 panels, each with 3 or 4 presentations. Proposals for this special session should address the general themes of the conference, which is devoted to colonial and post colonial remembering and forgetfulness viewed from a wide range of different interdisciplinary perspectives with particular attention to communicative issues and reflections on „self“ and „otherness“, memories, historical myths and other expressions of historical and political memory.
The conference "Colonial and Post-Colonial Remembering and Forgetfulness" will will focus on conceptualizations and representations of cultural categories in colonial and post colonial realities, and the ways in which individuals have understood and enacted these frameworks in their lives. The program is organised in a large number of special thematic sessions and subconferences covering a diverse series of topics extending from a special session on "Voices of slaves in inquisitorial records" to "Education and Nation-Building in Latin America" and "Representations of the 'Other' on the Theater Stage". In 2006, 38 papers were presented by scholars representing 24 academic institutions in 8 countries.
Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. 500 word abstracts should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the organising committee in English, Castilian, German or French by 25 July 2007. The conference languages will be English and Castilian.
Interpretations of the conference theme ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged.
More information about the conference and the different special sessions and sub-conferences during the event is available on the conference homepage
Please forward this CFP to any colleagues or friends who might be interested in participating in this panel.
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