CFP: [Graduate] (Dis)junctions 2008

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Regis Marlene Mann
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Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Fifteenth Annual Graduate Humanities
April 11-12, 2008
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.

List of Panel CFPs
(Re)deeming Hemingway
Black Humor
Black Literature, Law, and Public Policy
Border Games
C.S. Lewis
Changing Terrains and Alternative Plains
Children’s Literature
Contemporary Poetry
Critically Forgotten
Detective Fiction
E.M. Forster
Edith Wharton
Electronic Literature, “Race,” and Gender Studies
Empire of the Eighteenth Century
Feminism in Chicana/o Literature
Frank Yerby
Gender and Sexuality in Gothic Literature
Hip Hop in the New Millenium
Internationalism and African-American Poetry
J.R.R. Tolkien
John Donne
Locating Bodies without Organs in Anime?
Medieval and Renaissance Drama
Mythology and Folklore
Native Americans and the Media
Race and Identity in American Literature
Reading Science
Reconstructed Bodies
Robert Frost
Science and Literature in the 19th Century
Sense and Sensibility Literature of the Eighteenth Century
The Technological Body on Film
The Victorian Novel: Adaptation and Mutation
Torture Porn: The New Splatter Film?
Trauma and Performance Studies
Urban Space and Latina/o Literature
Violence in Latina/o Literature
Violence Narratives
War Literature and the Media
War Literature of the 20th Century
Wilde Things
Writing Across University Divides

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