The Interface Colloquium, now in its seventh year, is an interdisciplinary conference organized by students in the Ph.D in Cultural Mediations program at Carleton University. Its broadest aim is to explore the ideological, epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic implications of questioning, dissolving, and redefining borders between disciplinary fields. This yearʼs theme “Foundations”seeks to address issues surrounding the foundations of our academic practices, our scholarship, and our knowledge. On what foundation, if any, is interdisciplinary work, or work in the Humanities in general, validated? On what foundation, if any, can one transgress disciplinary boundaries?
The organizing committee invites abstract submissions from current and recent graduate students in the streams of Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture, Material
Culture, Music, History, Film Studies, New Media, Philosophy or any other related disciplines for this yearʼs conference, scheduled to take place April 29-30, 2011. Papers reflecting research practices that cross apparent disciplinary and methodological borders are particularly welcome.
Some possible topics for papers include but are not limited to:
• Interdisciplinary Research
• Theory vs. Practice
• Digital Humantities
• Trans/Multimedia Research
• Cross Cultural Research
The format for each presentation is a twenty-minute paper followed by a short discussion. Alternatively, twenty-minute media performance pieces are also invited for submission. These performances will also be followed by discussion with the artist.
Proposals must include:
1. An abstract of no more than 300 words for the twenty-minute paper, including the title, but
no other identification (to ensure anonymous selection.)
2. A cover page including paper title, name and contact information (phone, address, and
email) and any audio/visual requirements.
Please send all submissions as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interface Colloquium: April 29-30, 2011
Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC)
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
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