(dis)junctions 2010: 9/11 and the "War on Terror" as Sites of Crisis Submissions due 3/5; Conference 4/9-10
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010. This year's theme is "States of Crisis."
In keeping with that theme, this panel seeks papers that consider the events of 9/11, its aftermath, and the "War on Terror." As the conference encourages an interdisciplinary approach, the papers investigating this site of crisis from diverse fields of study will be given preference. Topics to consider alongside 9/11 and the "War on Terror":
• journalism, 24 hour news, and news parody
• the economy
• film and television
• popular culture
• performing arts
• rhetoric and composition
• national security and personal freedoms
The above suggestions are not meant to limit the types of discussions that could take place, but instead are meant to be merely a starting point. Relevant papers from all disciplines will be considered.
Please send abstracts of 250-300 words to Sarah Antinora at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5,2010. Please let me know of any potential A/V needs; every effort will be made to accommodate you.