CFP: [Graduate] Panel CFP on Empire for UCR (dis)junctions graduate conference

full name / name of organization: 
Alicia Cox
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Contributors are invited to submit critical works that examine the
conjunctions/disjunctions between enactments and perceptions of empire from
antiquity to the present. Participants are not limited to issues
concerning national empires but are welcome to examine those of media,
corporate, and technological empires as well.

Potential topics include:

Diasporas and migrations: geographic, cultural, ideological, rhetorical,
technological, or other

Reverse colonization: of place, media, or technologies

Imperial borders and language: dominance, discrimination, acculturation,

Teaching/subverting imperial ideology: empire, education, and resistant

Media empires, rebellions, and collaborations

Home: migration, place, and identity

Constructing/constricting identities

Theories of empire: political, historical, erotic, and aesthetic

Networks of resistance: feminist, ecological, ethnic, technological, etc.

Dialectism and resistance: black English, red English, Chicanismo, and
linguistic minorities

Gender and migration, diasporas, and/or networks

Cosmopolitanism: world culture vs. local identity

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to by
February 15, 2008 (text in the body of the message; please no attachments).

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