CFP: Intersecting Identities Colloquium (12/20/06; 2/15/07-2/16/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Hoeflinger
contact email: 
ehoeflinger13@yahoo.com

Second Annual EGSA Colloquium: Intersecting Identities
  February 15th, 16th 2007
  Texas A&M University
  

The Texas A&M University English Graduate Association announces its
second colloquium to be held February 15-16, in College Station, TX. The
theme for this colloquium is “Intersecting Identities.” In a recent MELUS
interview, renowned author and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller
expresses his “amaze[ment]” at how many scholars “are still quoting Du
Bois and his double consciousness idea. That’s passé,” he says, “many
people of color have triple identities” (129). In the vein of Miller’s
comments, this colloquium looks to examine and expand the concept of
identity, be it double, triple, or multiple. Topics for presentations
could include a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, including
butnot limited to, history, economics, sociology, political science,
performance studies, visual arts, etc. Some research questions could
include: How is identity defined? What are some ways to rethink Du
Bois’century-old idea of “double consciousness”? How do we know who we are?
Are multiple identities restricted to, in Miller’s words, “people of
color”? How are identities expressed? Is the concept of "identity"
outmoded?

The deadline for a 250 word abstract is December 20, 2006.
   
  Please send abstracts and short CV via email to:
  Nicole McDaniel nicolemcdc_at_tamu.edu
  or Emily Hoeflinger ehoeflin13_at_neo.tamu.edu

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