Call for Papers: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE
27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of West Georgia, with the support of the College of Arts and Humanities November 1–3, 2012.
We welcome submissions in all areas of the humanities, understood in the broadest sense, including foreign languages and literatures, English, creative writing, linguistics, cultural studies, the visual arts, theatre, music, philosophy and history. Papers, proposed performances or screenings may be submitted by scholars, writers, artists or performers and may be in English, French, German or Spanish. Conference participants will be encouraged to expand and revise their papers for submission to the peer-reviewed JAISA: The Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.
Suggested topics for this conference engage the broadly-conceived theme, Systems of Control / Modes of Resistance as it intersects with all disciplines from the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and the Fine Arts.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis) is the Walter E. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. As former President of the Modern Language Association, he has been a forceful public advocate of the humanities in the academy and beyond. Dr. Berman has published extensively in Comparative Literature and German Studies and is an expert on cultural relations between Europe and the United States.
For individual proposals please submit a one-page, double-spaced abstract in English, French, German or Spanish via email to Dr. Robert Kilpatrick, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the presenter’s name, institution, email, phone and any audio-visual or technical requirements for the presentation. Submissions for panels are especially welcome. For panel proposals please submit panel title, abstracts and contact information for all speakers and the panel moderator. Proposals are due by June 1, 2012. Visit http://www.westga.edu/forlangconf/ for details and updates.
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