PLAYING THE WILD CARD: UN/DISCIPLINED THOUGHTS ON WILD(ER)NESS
Banff Centre for Conferences
May 9-12, 2002
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Liberal Arts (CIRLA) is hosting a conference in May of 2002. The theme chosen for this year's conference is prompted by the site in which the conference is being held -- Banff National Park -- and its association with "wilderness" and the "wild" (disappearing or otherwise). The broad theme of the invites exploration and reflection on the many usages and meanings of this concept, in historical, political, geographical, environmental, institutional, artistic, and cultural terms. This conference intends to draw together literal and metaphorical ideas about wildness into an interdisciplinary investigation.
Keynote Speakers include Max Oelschlaeger, author of The Idea of Wilderness, and David Rothenberg, co-editor of The World and The Wild and many other works, and jazz clarinetist.
Papers could include the following themes or starting points:
Wild Mind/Wild Bodies
Marking/Mapping the Wild: Geography, Politics, Institutions
Seeing/Representing/Displaying the Wild
Wild History, or the Wild in History
Wild Life, Wild Lives
Memories and Anticipations of Wilderness
Wild Ideas: What's Left To Explore?
Call of the Wild: Place, Territory, Terrain, Milieu
Interdisciplinarity: Academic Wild(er)ness?
Wild and Free: Liberal Education on the Edge of Respectability
Wild Goose Chase: Defining Wilderness
Hinterlands: Boundaries of Space and Knowledge
Wild(er)ness in the Urban and the Rural
Is anything wild anymore?
Submission Deadline For Abstracts, Session Proposals, and Papers: Dec. 1, 2001.
Bruce Janz, Director
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Liberal Arts (CIRLA)
Augustana University College
4901 46 Ave
Camrose, Alberta, Canada T4V 2R3
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