CFP ASA 2011: Pre-Occupied Space

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Farrish, Dept of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
cfarrish@fulbrightmail.org

CFP ASA 2011: Pre-Occupied Space

We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary panel investigating spaces that are “pre-occupied,” by and with, the wronged or excluded—with former inhabitants, with older forms of racial knowledge production, with past trauma, and so on. How do we give voice to those persons, ideas, or events that haunt the spaces we occupy? If a physical space testifies to historical injustice, is it possible to write a history of the wronged or excluded through the mechanisms of exclusion themselves—through architecture, landscape design, the auction square, urban planning, decay? Special consideration will be paid to the ways in which these spaces and their spectral inhabitants inform our understanding of, and movements within, the present. We welcome papers that address these topics through such lenses as: architecture, history and/or genealogy, archeology, geography, spatial justice, landscape design, borderlands, and/or urban blight. Please email a brief (250 word) abstract and a 1-page cv to cfarrish@fulbrightmail.org by January 22.

Christopher Farrish
Department of Cultural Studies
Claremont Graduate University

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian