[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

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Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?

We welcome submissions in all areas of the humanities, 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. See http://www.westga.edu/forlangconf/index_16187.php for further information.

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, rkilpatr@westga.edu. 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 29, 2012. Visit http://www.westga.edu/forlangconf/ for details and updates.