CFP: (dis)junctions: General Topic (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)
Call for Papers: general topic, humanities and social sciences
University of California Riverside's 13th annual humanities conference
(dis)junctions 2006: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006
deadline for abstracts: February 1
Graduate students of the University of California, Riverside, are seeking papers for their 13th annual humanities conference, (dis)junctions. We are interested in papers on nearly any topic, and this year we are particularly interested in papers that span more than one discipline between the humanities and social sciences. Some sample topic include
- studies of the intersection of art and literature
- single-author studies - how have individual critics (Foucault, Derrida, Althusser, Lacan) been influencial across disciplines? How does theory change as it moves from one discipline to another?
- defining the discipline - papers that deal with the borders of a discipline (example: where does "postcolonial theory" stop and "minority discourses" begin?) what are the advantages and disadvantages of the methods by which we divide our disciplines?
- studies of space-time from a humanities perspective
- the effects of the debate over Darwinism and Intelligent design from multi-disciplinary perspectives
- responses to Hurrican Katrina from sociological, psychological, historical, scientific, rhetorical, and cultural studies perspectives
-pedagogy: teaching in response to Hurricane Katrina, teaching in the multi-lingual classroom, teaching against traditional disciplines
-We are, of course, also interested in traditional genre and period-related papers. (dis)junctions is a large conference, spanning a number of themes - all topics are welcome!
Please email abstracts (200-300 words) to disjunctions_at_gmail.com. Also, please note any A/V needs you may have - we can obtain VCRs, DVDs, and projectors for laptops. Less standard equipment possible (although not guaranteed) upon request.
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Received on Tue Dec 27 2005 - 11:44:36 EST