Movements, Flow, Resistance, January 26-29, 2017, Louisville, KY

deadline for submissions: 
January 2, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
The Southern Humanities Council
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Southern Humanities Council Conference
The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY, January 26-January 29, 2017

Movements, Flow, Resistance

The theme of change, and all it entails, flows through history, physics, politics, geography and philosophy, plays in art, in literature. Ovid says, "There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement." Aristotle's Physics explores motion as both action and the potential for action, using the word kinesis which we translate both as motion and as change. The organizer Saul Alinsky observes that, "Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict." Ovid again says, "All things change, nothing is extinguished." The Southern Humanities Council Conference invites proposals for papers on any aspect of the theme "Movements, Flow, Resistance." The topic is interdisciplinary and invites proposals from all disciplines and areas of study, as well as creative pieces including but not limited to performance, music, art, and literature. (Please note that the name of our organization simply reflects its having been founded in the U.S. south; no presenter is expected to present anything "southern," though southern topics are also welcomed. Conference attendees come from all over the United States and Canada.) Send proposals of 300-500 words to Mark Ledbetter at Proposals are due by January 2, 2017. Proposals may also be submitted through our website at Topics are not limited to but may address any of the following areas, and may integrate the theme in trans-disciplinary or interdisciplinary ways, that is, the paper may address the theme from particular perspectives OR a paper may address the integration of two or more dimensions of the theme.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to any aspect/combination of "Movements, Flow, Resistance" and . . .

Art History
The Ohio River/Waters, both literal and metaphor (Louisville is on the Ohio River)
Visible/Invisible Theatre/Drama (theory and
live performance) Dance
Psychology Poetry Metaphor Sociology
Childhood Performance Disability
Love Pleasure/Desire Sense of Self
Gender Race/Ethnicity Sex/Sexuality
Social Class Religion/Spirituality Truth/Truths Animal/Animals Music (theory and live performance)
Cinema Culture
Education/Educative Geography/ies Philosophy
Adventure Historyof...
Folk History
Imagination Human/Animal/Machine The Symbolic
New Media
Cultural differences...