Constructing Humanity

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University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)
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5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno
College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Call for Proposals

Constructing Humanity
(re/de)constructing (in)humanit(ies)

February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

• CLAGS is an interdisciplinary graduate conference designed to increase dialogue and knowledge across, but not limited to, the liberal arts and between institutions, offering participants an opportunity to broaden academic research and develop professional relationships.
• CLAGS invites you to propose a conference paper, symposium panel, thematic workshop/roundtable, artwork, music performance, or documentary film that considers the theme of Constructing Humanity. Some areas of interest may be, but are not limited to:

➢ How does the academy define in/humanity? The humanities?
➢ How do these definitions change in non-academic contexts? How is in/humanity utilized, challenged, and reworked? Re/deconstructed?
➢ How do certain theories or disciplinary practices construct in/humanity?
➢ How is in/humanity invented, negotiated or interactive in aesthetic, cultural, economic, physical, political, and social environments?
➢ How do power relations and/or interpersonal connections impact in/humanity in the contexts of class, ethnicity, gender, nation, race, religion, sexuality, etc.?
➢ How does technology or social networks impact in/humanity?
➢ How do built environments and/or the physical world affect how cultures, societies, and individuals construct in/humanity?
➢ How do written, oral, and visual languages construct in/humanity?

The priority deadline for proposals is Oct. 1, 2014. These proposals will be given preference and
presenters applying for travel funds from their institution should aim to meet this deadline.
The final deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014. The CLAGS selection committee will notify accepted proposals by November 30, 2014.

Please send all inquiries and proposals to Proposals should include two attachments: 1) a title page with author information—full name, university and department, email, paper title, presentation medium and individual bios of no more than 50 words, and 2) a 250-word abstract with a title. Proposed symposium panels or roundtables are limited to 4 presenters from at least 2 disciplines. Audio/visual media should also include a clip and/or link.

More detailed submission and event information available at: