[CFP] Battleground States Conference 2010: War(s) and Peace - February 26 - 27, 2010

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The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University
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Battleground States 2010: War(s) and Peace will be held February 26th and 27th, 2010 on the Bowling Green State University campus. The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association hopes to elicit presenters who consider the conference theme from multiple perspectives and media. As our aim is to create a conference dedicated to interdisciplinarity, we invite proposals from graduate students, emerging and independent scholars, junior faculty, artists, activists, filmmakers, and educators.

Broadly speaking, any and all of the following subjects are welcome, and represent the breadth of interpretation rather than an exhaustive or exclusive list:
- Race, class, gender, and the body
- Media, rhetoric and society
- Community, activism, pacifism and protest
- Interpersonal communication and daily life
- Technology, automation, and biopower
- Interpretation, "truth," and privilege
We welcome creative interpretations of the conference theme such as, but not limited to:
- How the rhetoric of conflict has been deployed in social and cultural debate, and to what ends
- Peace as a contested narrative and possible site of a hopeful future
- The impact of historical narrative on our understanding of conflict
- The discord and harmony of everyday life

Abstracts of 300 words or less should be sent to battlegroundstates@gmail.com and must be submitted no later than December 4th, 2009. Submissions should include the title, abstract, presenter's name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), contact information, A-V equipment requests, and special needs, if any. Traditional and non-traditional panel proposals of 3-4 people are also welcome and should include information and abstracts for all participants and the panel as a whole. We ask that all abstracts be sent as .doc files (please no .docx) as follows: lastname_firstname.doc.

Additional information: http://www.battlegroundstates.org/cfp/