"(Dis)junctions: ‘The Center Does Not Hold’" is intended to foster critical awareness of a melange of current academic issues and trends in the humanities and socail sciences. We are currently accepting individual abstracts and abstracts for pre-formed panels of three that demonstrate innovative and original approaches to and a critical awareness of specific fields including, but certainly not limited to:
Beowulf and Chaucer Studies, Anglo-Saxon literature, Old English Language Studies, Renaissance Drama, Performance and Gender in the Renaissance, Religious Conflicts in the Renaissance, Modern Drama, Modern Demonic Fiction, Gender and World History, Gender and Religion, Early New World Literature, 19th-Century American Studies, Melville and Race, Mixed-Race Studies, Borderlands Literature, California Studies, Minorities in Photography, Native American Studies, Native American Women and Nationalism, Dance Performance, Gothic literature, British Romantic Women Writers, Victorian literature and poetry, Jane Austen in Film, Shakespeare in Film, Film and Television, Resistance in WWII, Post-1945 Literature, Cold War Containment, Post-Colonial Remapping and Hybridity, Spaces and Places, Queer Theory, Meaning in the Visual Arts, Science Fiction, and comic books. We appreciate interdisciplinary approaches to this year’s topics, though interdisciplinarity is not a requirement for the submissions.
"(Dis)junctions: ‘The Center Does Not Hold’" is the Ninth Annual Humanities Graduate Student Conference at the University of California, Riverside. It is a two-day event, April 5-6, 2002, located on the Southern California campus in Riverside. We are very pleased to have Lisa Lowe (author of Critical Terrains: French and British Orientalisms_ (1991) and Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (1996)) as this year’s keynote speaker. Her lecture will address Asian North American immigrant visual artists.
Individual abstracts and abstracts for pre-formed panels of three should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 18, 2002. The submissions should be no longer than 250 words for individual submissions and 750 for panel submissions. Applications sent via snail mail must arrive no later than February 18, 2002 and should be sent to the address below.
Riverside is located within an hour of Hollywood and the Orange County beaches, and within several hours of San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Las Vegas. Two international airports (LAX and Ontario) are located within two hour’s drive of the campus. We strongly encourage participants to fly into Ontario, as it is only a twenty-minute drive from UCR.
For more information about the conference, please visit www.geocities.com/disjunctions.
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