Isms: An Exploration of the Invisible Barriers of Classification

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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi

We welcome work that aims to dissect various "isms" of the past, present, and even future, in order to examine their individual parts. How are these constructs created and propagated? What controls their upkeep? Should isms be cultivated or avoided? Do they isolate or unite, stigmatize or revolutionize? Can examining these structures help us re-imagine what power can/should be, or will we merely be reconstructing a new form of power?

We invite graduate and undergraduate creative and scholarly works that explore, scrutinize, dismember, defend, or create the isms that affect us all in seen and unseen ways every day.

Isms: An Exploration into the Invisible Barriers of Classification

A conference hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter and sponsored by the CSUN English Department and the Distinguished Speaker Award.

Saturday, March 22th, 2014 at California State University, Northridge

Keynote Speaker: Dodie Bellamy: theorist, educator, author of Academonia and The Buddhist.

Please send abstracts of no more than 350 words to by January 13, 2014.

Thank you, we look forward to viewing your work.