UPDATE Crossroads 7-8 June, 2012 Toulouse, France

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toulouse
contact email: 
harding@univ-tlse2.fr

There are still a few places open at the International Conference on Crossroads (treating the English speaking world).

We invite proposals treating the many senses of the term “crossroads,” whether physical or not: countries, regions, towns, roads, monuments, sanctuaries, inns, or pilgrimage sites , but also books, paintings, installations or performances. New forms of expression, federating ideas, political and cultural negotiations, cosmopolitanism, cross-fertilizations between the arts, and hybridization of forms and genres can be found at such sites of convergence.

The different interpretations of the conference theme range between the two extremes of the material and the immaterial. On the one hand are the tangible places that favour encounters. On the other, are more abstract sites that tend to be shaped by already formulated premises. Nevertheless, this does not mean that the two scenarios are mutually exclusive.

For a fuller description of the theme see our website (still under construction).
http://blogs.univ-tlse2.fr/crossroads/
Send a title and a brief abstract (150-200 words) to the organizers before January 3, 2012:
Philippe Birgy
birgy@univ-tlse2.fr

Helen Goethals
helen.goethals@orange.fr

Wendy Harding
harding@univ-tlse2.fr

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
postcolonial
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian