CFP: [Graduate] UC Riverside, (dis)junctions 2008

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Lindsay Palmer
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University of California Riverside’s Fifteenth Annual Graduate Humanities
Where the Streets Are Re-named… (dis)junctions 2008
Abstract deadline: 2/15/08

     In recent years, critical theory has worked hard to challenge the
cartography of scholarly inquiry. As a result, distinguishable borders
between previously exclusive disciplines, critical approaches,
and “schools of thought” have been increasingly punctured, washed out,
and otherwise blurred. We can no longer read or write from a “sedentary
point of view,” but must instead negotiate an ever-shifting landscape
that requires new maps.
     In developing this year’s theme, we are hoping to formulate panels
in which modes of thinking about literature, theory, religion, art,
popular culture, philosophy, and the sciences engage and then modify
accepted cultural conventions. We are particularly interested in how
writers/artists/theorists work from a global perspective of the world to
cross geopolitical, national, disciplinary, sexual, gender, ethnic, and
racial borders . What is the effect of this (dis)engagement? Where is
it located, and how does it work? How can trans-discourse impact our
understanding of the self/other?
     (dis)junctions is a large conference, spanning a number of themes â€"
all topics are welcome, including traditional genre and period-related
papers! Creative pieces and artwork are also highly encouraged. Please
look for additional panel-specific Call for Papers in the weeks to come.
     Please email abstracts (250-300 words) to
Also, please note any A/V needs you may haveâ€"we can obtain VCRs, DVDs,
and projectors for laptops. Less standard equipment is possible (although
not guaranteed) upon request.

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