15th Annual Graduate Student Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
15TH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
Transgression and Transformation: Bodies, Language, Place
SPONSORED BY THE GRADUATE FORUM, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND CULTURES.
Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State University
Dr. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is a professor of (Post) Colonial Latin American Studies at Michigan State University. She is an award-winning author of short fiction and has published widely on topics such as race, ethnicity, identity, women’s and gender and visual studies.
Conference date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Deadline for abstracts: January 16th, 2017
In the twenty-first century, scholars, policy makers and the general public have paid renewed attention to the multiple meanings, limits, and interactions of the body, language, and space. From classical myths to contemporary transgender issues, how has the concept of transformation evolved throughout the centuries? How does it appear in history, literature, arts, and sciences? In what ways does it touch or shape bodies, languages and places? Have these transformations been transgressive, or have they maintained the status-quo? With these critical shifts in mind we invite papers that address the widespread changes in academic thinking and the world at large. From intersex to RuPaul, from the individual to the body politic, from local to global, from English only to bi- and multi-lingual inclusivity, we seek to interpret these transformations and transgressions from diverse and innovative perspectives.
Abstracts for 20 minute papers are welcome, and might include the following topics:
Transgressive places Human rights movements
Identities/the body Body art/body modifications
Queer sexualities Queer ecologies
Gender transition Sexual transgression
Nostalgia/memory Economies and capital
Nationalism Resistance power
1. Abstracts and papers must be in English.
2. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words.
3. Abstracts must contain the following information: Name of the presenter, affiliation and status,
mailing address, the title of the paper.
4. Presentation time limit 20 minutes (8 pages maximum).
5. Send abstracts to: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/gsc17