(dis)junctions 2010: "States of Crisis" welcomes panel participants for a discussion of James Cameron's _Avatar_ in relationship to the overall theme of the conference: crisis. How does this popular cultural production relate to the conditions of possibility or impossibility for ethnic rhetoric(s)? How does the film speak to the interrelationships between crisis and imperialism/empire? Crisis and technology? Crisis and access to citizenship? Crisis and nation? Crisis and genocide? Please consider these questions as general guidelines. Participants are welcome to explore any other relevant aspects of the film and/or reactions to the film as well.
Please send abstract proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. (PST) on March 5, 2010. You may direct any questions to the aforementioned email or to email@example.com.
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