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Many Rivers to Cross: Culture and Criticism in the "Postcolonial" Era
Albuquerque, April 1998

Many Rivers to Cross: Culture and Criticism in the "Postcolonial" Era 9th Annual Southwest Symposium April 17-18, 1998
Keynote Speaker: Vincent Cheng, author of Joyce, Race, & Empire The Southwest Symposium, an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by graduate students from the University of New Mexico English Department, invites you to submit an abstract for the 1998 conference. The theme this year is Many Rivers to Cross: Culture and Criticism in the "Postcolonial" Era. We invite papers which explore all areas of literature: canonical and noncanonical texts; gender, class and race issues; queer theory; literary theory and criticism; language and rhetoric; pedagogy. We particularly welcome papers which address the increasing tendency for scholars to cross boundaries between disciplines. We also welcome creative writing proposals. We welcome individual proposals; however, because of the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we will give preference to panel proposals of three to four people. All submissions will be chosen anonymously. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words with a brief cover letter identifying your name, address, and abstract title. Do not put your name or your university affiliation on the abstract. The deadline for abstract submissions is January 20, 1998. Submit abstracts to: Southwest Symposium c/o Karen Janet McKinney University of New Mexico English Department Albuquerque, N.M. 87131 USA If you have any questions, contact Karen Janet McKinney at (505) 277-7442 or by email at, or consult the UNM English Graduate Student homepage for more information: http:\\