Perspectives on Power : Textual and Cinematic Representations March 27-28, 2015

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University of Maryland School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park invites paper proposals for our biennial Graduate Student Colloquium. This interdisciplinary conference will address perspectives on power and all its implications within, but not limited to, political, literary, cinematic and cultural contexts, as well as linguistics and Second Language Acquisition studies. We welcome papers from graduate students of the humanities and encourage works that take an interdisciplinary approach and consider intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, resistance, disability, nation, empire, class, civil rights, labor, and religion, among others.

Proposal Guidelines

We invite paper and panel proposals on all aspects of literature and film within the humanities, especially those that take an interdisciplinary approach. Presentations should in English and be no more than 20 minutes, which is approximately 8 pages, 12pt font, Times New Roman, double-spaced.

Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and must be submitted in English by email (in .doc or .pdf format only please) to by Friday, January 9, 2015.

If you wish to propose a panel or roundtable discussion, please submit your request by the deadline above and be sure to include a title, the organizer's name and contact information, as well as the names and affiliations of all presenters. Each presenter must also submit his or her abstract proposal individually in order to be considered.

We look forward to your proposals!

* We are unable to provide travel funding or scholarships but extend an opportunity for housing with UMD graduate students on a first come, first serve basis around the Washington, D.C. area. Please indicate in your abstract submission email if you would like to apply for housing.