CFP: [International] Glocal Imaginaries Conference

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9 - 12 September 2009
Lancaster University, and the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK

Final Call for Papers - Extended Deadline

With an interest in both the material and the imaginative (re)
configuration of location, mobility and migration in cities across the
world, this conference invites papers from colleagues working in all
disciplines/media including the creative arts.

Plenary speakers include:

Mieke Bal, Roger Bromley, Shirley Chew, David L. Eng, Gayatri Gopinath,
Ranjana Khanna, Susheila Nasta, James Procter, John Thieme, John Urry,
Robert J.C. Young, Ruth Wodak

Conference 'streams' include:

The Glocal City; Queer G/localities (Jackie Stacey); G/local Mobilities
(Allison Hui); G/local Diasporas (Lindsey Moore); G/local Economies
(Sondra Cuban); Discourses of the G/local (Bethan Benwell); Moving
Stories: Rewriting Space and Place (Shirley Chew); Virtual Diasporas
(Graham Miekle), Migration and Diaspora (Maggie O'Neill), The Black
Atlantic (Alan Rice) and Gendering Diasporas.

Papers are invited from colleagues with an interest in any of these areas
but we are also happy to consider proposals which fall outside of them.
Papers will be limited to 20 minutes and, in most cases, will be
presented as part of a panel of three.

In addition, we are willing to consider proposals from colleagues who
would like to present their work collectively and / or constitute their
own 'three paper' panel.

We also welcome papers and presentations from creative writers / arts'
practitioners for the 'Moving Stories' stream (to be led by Professor
Shirley Chew, editor of Moving Worlds ) but advise that these should
include a reflective element; readings and performances per se will be
incorporated into the conference programme outwith the parallel sessions.

We expect the conference to deliver several publication outputs, both in
the form of journal 'special issues' and a book of 'conference

We have received a very encouraging response so far with abstracts
submitted from all parts of the globe. However, we have capacity for 300
papers and are therefore extending our deadline for abstracts to 12 March

Abstracts - of no more than 300 words - should be submitted to our
conference administrator, Mrs Jo McVicker, Room B190, County College,
Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YD (
They should include full contact details and, where appropriate, an
indication of the stream they would like to be considered for. We hope to
be in a position to let prospective delegates know whether their paper
has been accepted before the Easter vacation.

In the meantime, please consult the website for further updates on the
conference. Registration details will also be posted in due course.

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