Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: Professions, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013
28th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of West Georgia, College of Arts and Humanities
October 31-November 2, 2013
The word profession refers at once to a declaration of belief, faith, or doctrine; a form of work or occupation; and the work done specifically by professors. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities and Fine Arts dealing with professions in all their many forms. Papers, performances, exhibits, and screenings may be submitted by scholars, writers, artists, and performers and may be in English, French, German, or Spanish. Conference participants will be encouraged to expand and revise their papers for submission to the peer-reviewed JAISA: The Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to professions in relation to:
• cultural representations of work and labor
• work and its intersections with race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality
• the psychology, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy of work
• work and leisure
• ecologies and geographies of work and labor
• labor history
• teachers and professors in culture, literature, and history
• education and culture
• trends in Higher Ed
• pedagogy in the Humanities and Fine Arts
• feminist, queer, and postcolonial pedagogies
• instructional technologies
• the Digital Humanities
• faith, religion, and spirituality
• politics and political science
Keynote speaker AnaLouise Keating (Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago) is Professor of Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University. She has written or edited eight books on U.S. women writers of color, critical race feminisms, queer theory, womanist spiritual activism, and Gloria Anzaldúa. Her book Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) explores teaching's relationship to social justice and change.
For individual proposals please submit a one-page, double-spaced abstract in English, French, German, or Spanish via email to Dr. Jeffrey Zamostny, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the presenter's name, institution, email address, phone number, and any audio-visual or technical requirements for the presentation. Submissions for panels of 3-4 presenters are especially welcome. For panel proposals please submit the panel title, abstracts, and contact information for all speakers and for the panel moderator. Proposals are due by July 1, 2013. Visit http://www.westga.edu/forlangconf/ for details and updates.