Borders and Border Crossing (May 3-4, 2011)

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UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia
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The Interdisciplinary Graduate Students Association at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invites you to attend our fourth annual graduate student conference. This conference seeks to examine cultural artefacts from creative and critical perspectives. Although the focus is on interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we encourage submissions from across graduate disciplines.

Proposals for both academic papers and creative work will be considered, and all presentations will be 15 minutes in length. Proposals should be no longer than 300 words, bear no identifying information, and be accompanied by a covering letter that includes the applicant’s name and contact information. Please submit proposals to as email attachments in .pdf, .rtf, .doc or .docx format by January 31, 2011.

Graduate students are encouraged to apply to one of the following panels. These are not meant, however, to restrict topics of presentation. Please feel free to submit any proposals around the conference theme. Panel proposals are also welcome, and must be submitted by January 15, 2011.

This year’s conference will open with a Welcome Reception on the evening of May 2, hosted by the Department of Critical Studies. For more information, please visit

Suggested Panel Topics
• Health and culture
• International relations
• Gender and sexuality
• Pop culture
• Post-colonialisms
• Forbidden ground
• Serious play
• Gods and monsters
• Children and culture
• Humans and animals

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