The University of Arizona Border Research Group invites academics to submit individual paper proposals for an interdisciplinary symposium to be held in Tucson, December 2-3, 2011, in conjunction with UA Museum of Art's The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes, and Lifescapes, a visual and aural arts exhibition reflecting the U.S/Mexico borderlands cultural dynamics. With a focus on the relations among arts, culture, politics and history in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, the symposium invites discussion on a diversity of topics from a variety of disciplines.
We invite abstracts in English and/or Spanish that relate to or expand upon the following U.S./Mexico borderlands topics:
-cross-disciplinary explorations of arts and humanities in the borderlands
-gender, race, sexuality, and citizenship along the border
-the roles the arts have played in shaping state and nation, and in constructing and deconstructing privilege
-historical roots of cultural interactions across the U.S./Mexico border
-the relations among regional, national and borderlands artistic expressions
-photography, film, and media representations of border cultures
-dynamics of high art and popular culture
-la frontera narratives, music, and folklore
We encourage submissions from all related disciplines (such as Art History, Media Arts, American Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Comparative Literature, Theater, Music, Film Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies, Mexican American Studies, and Latin American Studies).
The symposium format will stress the importance of interaction across borders--international, disciplinary, and physical. To that end, we will pre-circulate papers in advance and organize our symposium sessions in both round table and presentation formats. We anticipate publishing selected papers as an edited volume.
Please send 1-page abstract and 2-page cv (including e-mail address) to the conference organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts must be received no later than June 1, 2011. Participants will be notified by July 1. Accepted papers will be pre-circulated one month before the start of the symposium.
University of Arizona
Border Research Group
215 Social Sciences
(520) 626-8429 Email: email@example.com
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