"The Life and Legacies of Simone de Beauvoir" & "Queer Readings of Simone de Beauvoir"
a special session at The Enkidu Summer Conference 2008: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
México City, 3 - 7 July, 2008
Focus for the 5th Edition of this Conference Cycle: "Border cultures, Multi-Culturalism, Diasporas and Cosmopolitanism"
- Deadline for abstract Submissions: 15. April, 2008
- Note: The submission deadline for paper proposals for this session has been extended for this session)
- Paper proposals are being accepted in the following languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
- Conference languages: English and Castilian
In 2008, Enkidu Magazine celebrates the centenary of Simone de Beauvoir's birth in Mexico City with a series of special sessions in our Summer Conference.
The Organising Commitee for "The Enkidu Summer Conference 2008: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions" to be held for the fifth time in Mexico City between the 3 and 7 of July 2008 is seeking further panelists for two special sessions/"sub-conferences" dedicated to Simone de Beauvoir that will take place during the Conference.
"The Life and Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir"
"Queer Readings of Simone de Beauvoir"
The Simone de Beauvoir sessions in this Conference will consist of a total of four panels, each with 3 or 4 presentations. New interpretations of "The Life and Legacies of Simone de Beauvoir" and "Queer Readings of Simone de Beauvoir" ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged. Selected papers from the Conference will be published as part of an edited volume with Spanish and English articles. If you would like your paper to be considered for publication, please submit your full conference paper (a draft for pre-selection - a final version should be submitted after the conference) by 15. June, 2008.
We welcome submissions from all branches of the social sciences, humanities, as well as the arts. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to interpret the themes of the conference broadly. Interdisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome.
Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. 500 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Committee in English, Castilian, German or French by 15 April 2008. The conference languages will be English and Castilian.
* Paper and panel proposals
500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee in English, Castilian, Nahuatl, German or French by 15. April 2008. The conference languages will be English and Castilian.
Papers should be of approximately 20 - 30 minutes duration (circa 8 - 10 pages). Other forms of presentation, for instance workshops, panel debates and poster sessions will be considered on request.
* Proposals for panel sessions
Typically, a panel of academic papers should include 3 (maximum 4) speakers and 1 moderator (session chair). Each session will last for 2 hours allowing for 30 minutes for each speaker and a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion.
Proposers should submit:
(1) Session title and a session intro (ca 100 words),
(2) Paper titles,
(3) Abstracts for each paper (500 words),
(4) Short biography for each participant and the panel chair (ca 100-150 words),
(5) Institutional affiliation and address for each participant,
(6) Audio-visual and other technical requirements.
If you would like to propose a panel session, and want assistance in finding speakers and/or a session chair, we can publish a call for papers for your panel session on the conference web site and distribute it in our newsletter. If you have an idea for a thematic panel session and would like us to publish a call for papers on the conference website, please send us a proposal by e-mail to email@example.com
* Proposals for individual papers
Abstracts are to be submitted by 15. April, 2008, along with the presenter’s name, short bio, address, telephone, email, and institutional affiliation. It is recommended to use the form here, when submitting an abstract:
However, abstracts will also be accepted as e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All correspondence for this conference will be conducted via email. You will be notified by 23. April, 2008 whether your proposal has been accepted or rejected.
Please forward this CFP to any colleagues or friends who might be interested in participating in this panel.
Enkidu Centro Cultural
Manuel Carpio 46 - 5
Santa Maria La Ribera
Mexico, D.F., C.P. 06400
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