University of California Riverside’s Fifteenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference
April 11-12, 2008
Where the Streets Are Re-named…(dis)junctions 2008
Abstract deadline: 2/15/08
In recent years, critical theory has worked hard to challenge the cartography of scholarly inquiry. As a result, distinguishable borders between previously exclusive disciplines, critical approaches, and “schools of thought” have been increasingly punctured, washed out, and otherwise blurred. We can no longer read or write from a “sedentary point of view,” but must instead negotiate an ever-shifting landscape that requires new maps.
In developing this year’s theme, we are hoping to formulate panels in which modes of thinking about literature, theory, religion, art, popular culture, philosophy, and the sciences engage and then modify accepted cultural conventions. We are particularly interested in how writers/artists/theorists work from a global perspective of the world to cross geopolitical, national, disciplinary, sexual, gender, ethnic, and racial borders . What is the effect of this (dis)engagement? Where is it located, and how does it work? How can trans-discourse impact our understanding of the self/other?
(dis)junctions is a large conference, spanning a number of themes –all topics are welcome, including traditional genre and period-related papers! Creative pieces and artwork are also highly encouraged. Please look for additional panel-specific Call for Papers in the weeks to come.
Please email abstracts (250-300 words) to Disjunctions2008@aol.com. Also, please note any A/V needs you may have—we can obtain VCRs, DVDs, and projectors for laptops. Less standard equipment is possible (although not guaranteed) upon request.
List of Panel CFPs:
Black Literature, Law, and Public Policy
Changing Terrains and Alternative Plains
Electronic Literature, “Race,” and Gender Studies
Empire of the Eighteenth Century
Feminism in Chicana/o Literature
Gender and Sexuality in Gothic Literature
Hip Hop in the New Millenium
Internationalism and African-American Poetry
Locating Bodies without Organs in Anime?
Medieval and Renaissance Drama
Mythology and Folklore
Native Americans and the Media
Race and Identity in American Literature
Science and Literature in the 19th Century
Sense and Sensibility Literature of the Eighteenth Century
The Technological Body on Film
The Victorian Novel: Adaptation and Mutation
Torture Porn: The New Splatter Film?
Trauma and Performance Studies
Urban Space and Latina/o Literature
Violence in Latina/o Literature
War Literature and the Media
War Literature of the 20th Century
Writing Across University Divides
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