The Crossdisciplinary Consortium -- April 22 & 23, 2011

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The Fourth Annual Crossdisciplinary Consortium Conference at CU Boulder
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The CROSSDISCIPLINARY CONSORTIUM is a conference hosted by a collaboration of University of Colorado at Boulder departments, programs, resident scholars, and student organizations. The Consortium is designed to spotlight scholars from all academic institutions, at all levels, and in all fields, including undergraduates, graduate students, junior faculty, full faculty, and independent writers. The mission of the Consortium project is to bring together thinkers in different areas of inquiry, with an emphasis especially on literature, philosophy, classics & rhetoric, art & art history, visual culture & media, and the social sciences (including questions of technology, economics, and global contexts).

We will accept original, interesting papers on any topic, in any field. The papers in all panels accepted for the conference are also considered for inclusion to be printed in the scholarly journal Consortium, published by Colorado's Umbrellagraph Press. The conference will include panels with topics in the following categories:

·Literature across Culture
·Western Civilization
·Global Contexts
·Theory versus Practice
·The Active Arts
·The Material and the Transcendent
·The Human Element in the Natural World
·Ethics and Realities
·Sound and Sensibility
·Media and the Production of Reality
·Intersections in the Humanities
·Vantages toward Knowledge
·Intellectual History
·Cognition and Causality
·The Aesthetics of Expression

Please indicate in your submission the panel category for which you think your paper would be best suited. Potential participants may also submit papers in organized panels of 3-4 papers in a given category. For the 2011 conference, all papers – both in organized panels and submitted individually – should be submitted to:

by March 16, 2011. All submissions should include a 250-word abstract and a complete paper. Please include with your abstract your area of specialty, institution, and title. Papers should not exceed 15 pages. Note: writers who will not be able to attend the conference are still welcome to submit papers to be published in the journal. All papers should be prepared in MLA format (inline citations, no footnotes), accompanied by a standard Works Cited list.

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