CALL FOR PAPERS: Futures of World Literatures and Literacies
The Fifth Annual International Red River Conference on World
Literature and the Fifth Annual Great Plains Alliance for Computers
and Writing invite proposals for a joint conference, "Futures of
World Literatures and Literacies:"
April 25-28, 2002
North Dakota State University
Fargo ND, USA
Deadline for submission of proposals: November 30, 2001.
The conference is being sponsored by the Department of English, North
Dakota State University, Fargo ND, 58105. Proposals (300 words) for
RRCWL should be directed to Kevin Brooks; proposals for GPACW should
be directed to Elizabeth Birmingham. Please include your name,
complete mailing address, and e-mail address. Proposals for panels
must include an abstract for each presenter, as well as names,
addresses, and e-mail addresses of all participants. Email and online
submissions are welcome, but please include postal addresses. Send
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The RRCWL and GPACW conferences will run concurrently; sessions
within each conference will run consecutively. Featured speakers will
be shared by both conferences. While we are particularly interested
in proposals that address the conference theme, papers on all aspects
of world literature and computers
and writing will be considered. Possible topics include, but are not
* New writers, new readers, re-readings, and new interests in
literary and literacy studies.
* Globalization and its impact on literature and literacy.
* The future of oral and literate traditions.
* The future (of the) human/body/text.
* Neocolonialism, postcolonialism, and the shaping of world
literatures and literacy practices.
* Hybridity, difference, and commonality in global culture and online.
* Curricular changes and innovations-world literature and electronic
literacy courses in institutional contexts.
* Hypertext, film, new media-what will literature and literacy become
in the future?
* Teaching in the 21st century: pedagogy and practice in world
literature and e-literacies.
* Access to and accessibility of world literatures and technologies
Carolyn Guyer is author of the hypertext Quibbling, essays on writing
in the new millennium, co-author with Michael Joyce of Lasting Image,
and co-ordinator of the Mother Millennia Project-an online collection
of stories about mothers from around the world.
Cass Dalglish, Professor of English, Augsburg College, Minneapolis,
and author of Nin, a novel which uncovers and recovers the writings
of women from Sumerian tablets to the World Wide Web.
Geoffrey Sirc, Horace T. Morse Distinguished Teaching Professor in
Composition, University of Minnesota, is author of "Never Mind the
Tagmemics, Where's the Sex Pistols" and many other essays. He works
in composition, broadly defined, especially where art, technology,
voice, and writing intersect. His book, _Composition as a Happening
II_, will be published by NCTE.
International scholars, including Canadians, are invited to apply for
travel funds generously donated by the President of North Dakota
Go to http://www.ndsu.edu/RRCWL for further details about the conference.
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