The Departments of German Studies, American Studies, English Literature, Political Sciences, Economics and Sociology at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany, are inviting young scholars (graduates and postgraduates) to present papers at our conference:
Border//Crossings: Culture - Media - Economy
6th Interdisciplinary, International Graduate Conference at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg
November 5 - 7, 2004
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: GIORGIO AGAMBEN and ELENA ESPOSITO
The concept of 'border' is - paradoxically? - gaining new relevance in the wake of what is usually described as 'globalization', including such diverse phenomena as migration, inter-cultural communication, transformation or hybridization.
This concept is equally important for those theories centering around identity and those centering around difference. In trying to cross national as well as disciplinary borders we are looking for contributions with current theoretical and/or empirical perspectives, critically analysing the concept and/or the construction of borders. We would like to confront different angles on the subject and are hoping to create space for productive discussions.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Constructions of Knowledge
Marxologics & Criticism of Ideology
LanguageRituals & Representations
Ethics after Postmodernism
MediaExperiences and MediaPerspectives
Free and Open Source-Software Development
Please register using our online submission form at our website below.
The deadline for paper proposals (1-3 page abstracts) is August 31, 2004 (registration for other participants until October 31, 2002).
Panels with three to five speakers will last two to two and a half hours. The time allocated for each paper is about 10 minutes, in order to permit ample time for discussion.
Before the conference, each contribution (3 to 10 pages) will be posted on our web page in order to facilitate discussion and scholarly exchange.
The deadline for submitting these short contributions is October 15, 2002.
Please send abstracts and short papers to "firstname.lastname@example.org" in Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Portable Document Format (.pdf).
Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
The conference fee is 20 EUR.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact us at the email address below.
Michael Popp M.A.
Gerd Sebald M.A.
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