UPDATE: Paris as World Influence (6/15/06; 11/2/06-11/4/06)

full name / name of organization: 
William Kumbier
contact email: 

CFP: Paris as World Influence (6/15/06); 11/2/06-11/4/06) RENEWED CALL =
FOR PAPERS: =93From Paris to the World=94 Dates: 2-4 November 2006Locale: =
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MissouriProposal Deadline: 15 =
June 2006 As part of a state-mandated International Mission, Missouri =
Southern State University will be hosting a conference in conjunction with =
the university=92s semester-long study of France and its culture. The =
theme of our conference will be =93From Paris to the World,=94 and will =
focus upon the historical and current role of Paris as a cultural, =
artistic, economic, and scientific crucible*one in which ideas, movements, =
and discoveries have fomented and then disseminated outward to the rest of =
the world. Our keynote speaker for this conference will be Dr. David A. =
Bell, Johns Hopkins University Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities=
. We invite proposals for papers or panels (in English) that address Paris =
as an intellectual and/or social nexus and that discuss the city=92s =
contributions to Europe, the West, or the world. To propose an individual=
 paper, please submit a 500 word abstract. To propose a panel, please =
offer a 1500 word summation, detailing the focus of the panel, a listing =
of panelists and their paper topics, and a brief explanation of how each =
paper fits into the overall focus of the panel. Topics and panels with an =
interdisciplinary focus are particularly welcome. However, other topics =
of interest may include (but not be limited to) Paris as: a cosmopolitan =
literary cruciblea site for scientific discovery, innovation and collaborat=
iona center for new expressions in painting, sculpture, photography, music =
and dancea leader in urban and architectural innovationa locus for =
colonial strife and crises of national identitya cultural and social nexus =
for worlda leading political voice in Europethe site of numerous influentia=
l international expositions (e.g., the exposition of 1889)a commercial =
center and economic influence on Europe and the world Please send =
proposals to: Dr. William KumbierDepartment of English & PhilosophyMissouri=
 Southern State University3950 East Newman DriveJoplin, MO 64801-1595 =
Proposals may also be submitted via email attachment to Kumbier-W_at_mssu.edu.=
  All proposals should be postmarked by 15 June 2006. =20

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