Christine Stansell (Princeton/U.S. Gender and Urban History)
As a result of the overwhelming success of last year's interdisciplinary conference on the History of Activism, History as Activism at Columbia University, the graduate students in the history department are currently organizing an interdisciplinary conference on the historical, theoretical, and political dimensions of writing. The objective of the conference is to provide a forum for writers, activists, novelists, screenwriters, poets, journalists, graduate students, and faculty--from all fields and across all time periods and geographic locations--to discuss "why they write."
Proposals could address but are not limited to:
historical, sociological, literary, medical, legal, and anthropological
examinations of writing
writing theories of gender, sexuality, and identity
the importance of the printed word in issues related to nationalism, globalism, human rights, environmentalism, and animal rights
the role of the activist, scholar, and writer in public culture
rethinking disciplinary boundaries and imagining the future of interdisciplinary studies
getting published: the politics and mechanics of writing articles, editing collections, producing documentaries, and writing screenplays
bridging the gap between writing scholarly articles and teaching the survey
writing public history
writing outside the academy
Please send proposals (roughly 250 words) with a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is January 5, 2003--proposals sent before the deadline are greatly encouraged.
Accepted panelists will be notified by February 16, 2003
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