First International and Eleventh National MELUS Conference
Multi-Ethnic Literatures Across the Americas and the Pacific: Exchanges, Contestations, and Alliances
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa * April 18-20, 1997 Hosted by the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature; the Center for Pacific Island Studies; the East-West Center; and the Department of Ethnic Studies
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) will hold its first international conference at the University of Hawai'i in 1997, in acknowledgement of both Hawaii's central location between East and West and the increasingly complex relationship between the Pacific and the Americas. We invite proposals for papers, panels, etc. (less than 500 words). In addition to papers on the multi-ethnic literatures of North America, we welcome comparative perspectives that address the growing cultural or textual connections between America and the Pacific, as well as comparative perspectives on postcolonial and American ethnic literatures.
american ethnic literatures * immigrant literatures * border identities *
critical regionalism * new directions in feminism * what about europe? *
emerging literatures & languages
pacific island literatures * literatures of hawai'i * creole languages cultures *
protest & resistance literatures * why standard english? * theorizing asian/pacific literature * cultural nationalism * the languages of dance * non-u.s. ethnic literatures
narrating north america & the pacific oral literatures & popular traditions * film & theater * representations of indigenous culture * colonialism, neo-colonialism, post-colonialism * transnationalism & cultural production * representations of hong kong 1997 * tourism & homo ludens * sovereignty & first nation movements * the black atlantic and the asian pacific
reconfiguring american literary & cultural studies african american literature * asian american literature * chicano/a literature * euro-american literature * native american literature * the critique of nation & nationalism * cnn, www, & capitalist world culture * cultural transmigrations & transformations
The conference will advertise internationally. Special sessions scheduled for K-12 teachers. Reduced registration rates for high school teachers, students, and international scholars. Presenters should be members of MELUS.
For conference information, contact
1997 MELUS Conference Chair
University of Hawai'i
Manoa Department of English
Honolulu, HI 96822
fax (808) 956-3083
For MELUS membership information, contact Dr. Arlene Elder, English Dept., University of Cincinnatti, Cincinnatti, OH 45221 (513) 556-5924.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: October 15, 1996