CFP: Graduate Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Conference (2/3/06; 5/4/06)

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Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference

Interface 2006: “Ruptures”

Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 4th, 2006

Call for Papers
The Cultural Mediations program at Carleton University announces a call
for papers for its annual graduate conference to be held on campus in
Ottawa on May 4th, 2006. Details are available on the conference web
site at

The Interface colloquium has been held the last two years as an
interdisciplinary forum for graduate researchers and scholars. Its
broadest aim is to explore the ideological, epistemological, ethical,
and aesthetic consequences of questioning and transgressing traditional
borders between disciplinary fields. This year’s theme, “Ruptures,” can
be approached in light of Michel Foucault’s claim in _The Archaeology
of Knowledge_ that sites of rupture and discontinuity should not be
explained away in the interests of progress and objectivity, but
instead treated as the “conditions of possibility” that give rise to
knowledge in the first place. Presentations dealing with any aspect of
this year’s theme are welcomed in the streams of Literary Studies,
Visual Culture, Musical Culture, New Technologies, Historical
Representation or any other related discipline or discourse. Some
possible presentation topics include but are by no means limited to:

- Transnationalism, post-colonialism, cultural translation,
global/local interaction.
- Queer theory, gender studies, cultural and ethnic identity.
- Abjection, otherness, hybridity, liminality, performativity.
- Textuality/intertextuality, text/image, hypertext, semiotics,
- Technology and the body, post-humanism, informatics, virtuality,
- Strategies of resistance, radical politics, agency and activism.
- Modernity/postmodernity/post-postmodernity.
- High/low culture, popular culture, subcultures.

The format for each presentation is a twenty minute paper followed by
discussion. Alternatively, twenty minute media performance pieces are
also invited for submission. These performances will be followed by a
dialogue with the artist.

Proposals should include:
1) An abstract of no more than 300 words for the twenty minute paper,
including the title, but no other identifying features (to ensure
anonymous selection).
2) A cover page including paper title, name, contact information
(phone, address and e-mail), and any audio/visual equipment needed.

Send all submissions as attachments to:
The deadline for submissions is February 3rd, 2006.

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