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
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
• political science
• 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
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.