AGIC's SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION: Order and Chaos: The More Things Change... CFP: Dec. 15, 2012

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Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
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Brave New World:
Traditions and Transitions


From time immemorial, the struggle to define order and chaos has left its indelible mark on the human psyche: can true change ever occur or is it all really just the same? The dichotomy is virtually universal and presents itself in art, myth, literature, philosophy and religious beliefs. The idea of change as a means to maintain order or as a proponent of chaos is one that affects us all and is more of a prevalent theme than ever. The 18th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is putting together a Special Interest Section dedicated solely to the concept of how things change as seen throughout history and cultures within the larger context of traditions and transition. We invite papers from areas of the humanities, art and social sciences to form a special interest section that discusses the various aspects of order and chaos and its implication within cultures, societies and religion.

New this year, all accepted presenters will have the opportunity to enter a peer-reviewed essay contest, with a first place prize of 100$, and a second place prize of 50$. Please see the website for more details.

Presentations in either French or English are encouraged. Proposals may be submitted by e-mail. Proposals are to be no more than one page and must include a publication-ready, titled abstract of 150-200 words. The name, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study of the presenter(s) must also be included. Any special requests or needs for audio-visual equipment must also be indicated. Proposals should be submitted no later than December 15th, 2012. All received submissions will be acknowledged, with notification of acceptance, by mid December. Please note that authors will have the option of submitting their papers for online publication as part of the Journal of Religion and Culture's Conference Proceedings series, a non-peer reviewed division of the academic journal produced by the graduate students of Concordia University. Send proposals and requests for information to:

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