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CFP: Post-Coloniality
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0525.  Friday, 30 June 1995.
From:           Martin Orkin <
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Date:           Friday, 30 Jun 1995 09:55:11 GMT + 2:00
Subject:        Announcement
Shakespeare - Post-coloniality - Johannesburg 1996
University of the Witwatersrand June 30 - July 4 1996
The original impetus for this conference emerged from a group of cultural
materialist, gay, feminist and new-historicist Shakespeare scholars who
expressed interest in the shape and direction of cultural developments in the
new South Africa. Rather than holding a narrowly-based conference at which
metropolitan scholars would speak to other metropolitan scholars, the
conference organizers are attempting to structure the event as an intellectual
exchange between continents and disciplines. The conference will begin by
exploring Shakespeare in relation to issues of post-coloniality. How do issues
of post-colonialism/anti-colonialism/multi-culturalism intersect with the
Shakespeare text? How does one approach issues of `race', resistance, `nation',
travel, empire, sexuality and gender in this context? Is the issue of a
`post-colonial' Shakespeare the same in different geographical locations? We
envisage these concerns opening up into a consideration of Shakespeare within
the broader framework of English Literary Studies, Education, Performance;
their academic and social legacies and questions of local and global
knowledges. We hope that these papers will pave the way for a critical
engagement with certain tenets of post-colonial theory. We also hope that an
important strand of the conference will focus on performance.
Please send abstracts for twenty-minute papers (by 30 September 1995 at the
very latest)  and any enquiries to
Martin Orkin
Conference Co-ordinator
Africa/Shakespeare Committee
University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3
PO Wits
2050 South Africa
Fax: 011 403 7309
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Thanks Hardy, for your help
Best wishes
Martin Orkin

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