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Call for Papers: Systems of Control / Modes of Resistance
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27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities - November 1–3, 2012 Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of West Georgia, with the support of the College of Arts and Humanities We welcome submissions in all areas of the humanities, including foreign languages and literatures, English, creative writing, linguistics, cultural studies, the visual arts, theatre, music, philosophy and history.

6/1/2012
When: 6/1/2012
Where: University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 
United States
Contact: Dr. Robert Kilpatrick

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CALL FOR PAPERS - SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE

27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities - November 1–3, 2012

Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of West Georgia, with the support of the College of Arts and Humanities

We welcome submissions in all areas of the humanities, including foreign languages and literatures, English, creative writing, linguistics, cultural studies, the visual arts, theatre, music, philosophy and history. Papers, proposed performances or screenings may be submitted by scholars, writers, artists or performers and may be in English, French, German or Spanish. Conference participants will be encouraged to expand and revise their papers for submission to the peer-reviewed JAISA: The Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.

Suggested topics engage the broadly-conceived theme, Systems of Control / Modes of Resistance, as it intersects with:

• literary studies, including all periods and genres
• the visual arts, including film studies, photography and graphic design
• theatre, dance, music, embodiment and gesture
• art and art history, performance and performativity
• media studies
• cultural studies
• gender and sexuality studies
• history and historiography
• psychology
• sociology
• political science
• philosophy
• anthropology and archeology
• race, ethnicity, class, ethnography
• linguistics, including language and: culture, gender, and/or identity
• religious studies
• immigration, migration, displacement and diaspora
• postcolonial studies
• ecocriticism and environmental studies; geocriticism; geopoetics; geography

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis) is the Walter E. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. As former President of the Modern Language Association, he has been a forceful public advocate of the humanities in the academy and beyond. Dr. Berman has published extensively in Comparative Literature and German Studies and is an expert on cultural relations between Europe and the United States.

For individual proposals please submit a one-page, double-spaced abstract in English, French, German or Spanish via email to Dr. Robert Kilpatrick. Include the presenter’s name, institution, email, phone and any audio-visual or technical requirements for the presentation. Submissions for panels are especially welcome. For panel proposals please submit panel title, abstracts and contact information for all speakers and the panel moderator. Proposals are due by June 1, 2012. Visit http://www.westga.edu/forlangconf/ for details and updates.

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