*UPDATED* "You Are Here" 2019: ID Conference on Place, Space, & Embodiment

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
"You Are Here": Creighton University's Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space & Embodiment











Keynote: Dr. Cormac O’Brien is an Assistant Professor of Anglo-Irish Drama at University College Dublin, where he lectures in Anglo-Irish Drama, Irish Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Medical Humanities. He was awarded the ’18-’19 Fulbright Irish Scholar Award to pursue research on representations of HIV/AIDS in contemporary drama.

Keynote: Dr. Nicole Piemonte is the Assistant Dean for Medical Education at Creighton University’s School of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ, where she teaches Medical Humanities to medical students and residents. Her research questions how embodied experiences of suffering shape one’s sense of self.

At the root of every critical discussion are questions of space, place, and location. Place holds a particular importance in understanding society and the social relations within it. Interrogating the importance of this “ever-shifting social geometry of power and signification” (Massey 1994) that is the ‘spatial,’ “You Are Here” is a conference dedicated to exploring the implications of space and place on the people within them.

“You Are Here” welcomes papers, proposed panels, roundtables, poster sessions, and other session formats from students and scholars at all stages of their careers and in various disciplines. These include but are certainly not limited to: literature, rhetorical criticism, pedagogical studies, medical humanities, sociology, anthropology, theology, history, law, political science, and fine arts.

We encourage all papers on space, place, and /or embodiment, but particularly welcome proposals concerning:

  • Medical Humanities
  • Creative Writing & Imaginative Expression
  • Pedagogical Spaces
  • Liminal Spaces: Borders and Borderlands
  • Displacement, Dislocation, & Migration
  • Queer & Feminist Theory
  • Human Geographies: Urban Spaces, Migration and Demographic Shifts
  • The Politicization of Place and Policing of Communities
  • Mapping Food Webs: Ethics of Production & Consumption
  • Environmental Thresholds & Epochs: Climate Change and the Anthropocene
  • Interior Geographies: Considering the Theological and Philosophical
  • Digital Embodiments and Cyber-Sexualities
  • Intersections of Science & Space

Format: Individual papers or presentations of 20-minute duration, complete panels, or group presentations should be submitted by conference deadline. Submissions for special workshops and non-traditional presentations related to space, place, and embodiment are welcome.

Individual proposals of 300 words and a brief biographical note should be submitted by January 15th, 2019 to youarehereconference@gmail.com. For panels and group presentations, please submit a 500 word abstract as well as a brief bio for each participant. Please include any AV/tech needs in your proposal.

Our organizing team consists of Creighton University Graduate Students Lorna Hummel, Lauren Rzeszutko, and Hannah Clark, and Faculty Members Dr. Matthew Reznicek, Dr. Trey Moody, Dr. Lydia Cooper, Dr. Surbhi Malik, and Dr. Faith Kurtyka.

Email any questions or inquiries to youarehereconference@gmail.com or to matthewreznicek@creighton.edu. Check us out on social media or on our webpage:

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