CALL FOR PAPERS (December 20th, 2010 deadline)
UTCP International Graduate Student Conference 2011
Reconsidering the Dynamics of “Boundaries”: Subjectivity, Community and Co-Existence
March 5th, 2011
The University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus), Tokyo, Japan
Organized by the University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy(UTCP)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Trinh T. Minh-ha (University of California, Berkeley)
The UTCP International Graduate Student Conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students and postgraduates all over the world to exchange ideas. At this one-day conference, we would like to explore the dynamics of boundaries in a broad, interdisciplinary manner, hopefully to come up with new questions, especially under the following topics in which the concept of “boundary” must be reconsidered critically: Subjectivity, Community and Co-Existence.
Philosophical, historical, psychoanalytical, literary, aesthetic, and other critical approaches are welcome. Papers that address the following or related themes and questions are especially welcome:
*Borders between Self and Other *The Inhuman or the Limits of the Human *Boundaries between Fact and Fiction *Making, Maintaining or Changing Communities *Memory and Temporalities in the Formation of Subjectivity and Community *Figures of Immigrants, Refugees, Exiles, Travelers, etc. *Border Affaires: Conflict, Traffic, Emigrant, Uprooting, Invasion, etc. *Post-colonialism, or the Transfiguration of Historical Cultures by Invasion, Exchange, etc. *Representations of Foreignness in Film, Photography, Painting, etc. *Communications in Plural “Languages”: Translation, IT Communication, etc. *How possible is communication between the incommensurable?
# Each presentation will be given 20 minutes. All proposals will be reviewed.
# Travel and accommodation grants may be available for presenters who travel from a distant place both domestic and overseas.
For detail of application, travel grants, more information and update, please access the conference website at:
# Submission deadline for abstracts: December 20, 2010. Email: utcpgsc2011[at]gmail.com
# Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via e-mail by December 31, 2010.
# Completed papers for presentation must be submitted via e-mail by February 20, 2011.
Our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Trinh T. Minh-ha, professor of the Gender & Women's Studies Department and the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a world-renowned filmmaker, critic, academic, writer, poet and composer. Her work ranges from feminism and post-colonialism to cultural politics, contemporary critical theory, film theory and the arts. Her most recently published book is Elsewhere, Within Here: Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event (Routledge, 2010). Her website is http://www.trinhminh-ha.com/.
We look forward to reading your proposals!
Graduate Conference Committee
UTCP Graduate Student Conference Committee 2011
The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)
Bldg. 101 2F, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro Tokyo
http://utcp.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_en.php Email: utcpgsc2011[at]gmail.com Visit the website at http://utcp.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_en.php
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