Canadian Initiative in Law Culture and the Humanities
2ND Biennial Workshop
Call for Participation
Workshop Date: October 22-24, 2010, in Ottawa, Ontario
Proposal Deadline: June 15, 2010
The theme that we have selected for the next Canadian Initiative in Law Culture and the Humanities (CILCH) workshop is gender. We are interested in exploring how gender is and has been constructed, deconstructed, performed, codified, encoded, decoded, played with, inscribed, transformed or rejected in and by law, culture and the humanities. The workshop will draw upon a wide variety of approaches to gender(s) and related issues and questions – feminist, queer, masculinity studies, post structuralist, historical, and critical race approaches. We will examine issues of identity, sexuality, fluidity, conformity, disruption, the body, and more.
The central theme will be gender in relation to law and the humanities; the variations will be diverse and rich. We would, for example, love to hear about the problems that gender poses in translation or in editing or innovations in writing/teaching about gender or playing with gender in casting for film or theatre.
The workshop will bring together a small group (less than thirty) of academics from a range of disciplines to engage in an intense three day exploration of the meaning(s) and roles of gender in law, culture and the humanities. The format and length of presentations will vary depending on the proposals we receive. Given that this is a workshop rather than a conference, we intend that it will be highly interactive and that the experience will be cumulative over the three day period. The expectation is that all participants attend for the full three days of the workshop. If you are not able to do so, please do not apply.
You can participate in a number of different ways, including:
- Present a paper
- Present a less formal work in progress for feedback and discussion
- Lead a discussion on a book, film, article or piece of art
- Organize a roundtable discussion
- Facilitate a debate
- A reading – poetry or a book excerpt
- A film screening
- Other creative possibilities
If you would like to participate, please send a one to two page proposal, outlining how you would like to participate, plus a brief biographical paragraph. Please send the email by June15, 2010 to CILCH@carleton.ca. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please post and circulate this call to any others that you feel might be interested in participating.
The Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and Humanities was founded in 2004 at Carleton University. Since then we have hosted a number of events, some small and some larger. Appreciating the merits of both, we have decided to alternate annually between a larger conference and a smaller, more intimate, themed gathering. Given the format of our October 2010 workshop, we will have to limit the number of participants. This will, no doubt, be a difficult task. Selection will be based on contribution to the theme and on how the proposals we receive fit together. If we are not able to invite you to this event, then we certainly hope you will join us the following year for the larger conference.
Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture, and Humanities
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