>6th Graduate Conference Erlangen: Border//Crossings Nov 5 - 7, 2004
>C A L L F O R P A P E R S
>The Departments of German Studies, American Studies, English Literature,
>Political Sciences, Economics and Sociology at the University of
>Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany, are inviting young scholars (graduates and
>postgraduates) to present papers at our conference:
>Culture - Media - Economy
>6th Interdisciplinary, International Graduate Conference
>at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg
>November 5 - 7, 2004
>KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: GIORGIO AGAMBEN (to be confirmed) and ELENA ESPOSITO
>The concept of 'border' is - paradoxically? - gaining new relevance in the
>wake of what is usually described as 'globalization', including such
>diverse phenomena as migration, inter-cultural communication,
>transformation or hybridization.
>This concept is equally important for those theories centering around
>identity and those centering around difference. In trying to cross
>national as well as disciplinary borders we are looking for contributions
>with current theoretical and/or empirical perspectives, critically
>analysing the concept and/or the construction of borders. We would like
>to confront different angles on the subject and are hoping to create
>space for productive discussions.
>Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
>- Constructions of Knowledge
>- Discourse Analyses
>- Power Structures
>- Marxologics & Criticism of Ideology
>- LanguageRituals & Representations
>- Hybrid Cultures
>- Ethics after Postmodernism
>- MediaExperiences and MediaPerspectives
>- Free and Open Source-Software Development
>Please register using our online submission form at http://www.gradnet.de
>The deadline for paper proposals (1-3 page abstracts) is August 31, 2004
>(registration for other participants until October 31, 2004).
>Panels with three to five speakers will last two to two and a half hours.
>The time allocated for each paper is about 10 minutes, in order to permit
>ample time for discussion.
>Before the conference, each contribution (3 to 10 pages) will be posted on
>our web page in order to facilitate discussion and scholarly exchange.
>The deadline for submitting these short contributions is October 15, 2004.
>Please send abstracts and short papers to "[log in to unmask]" in
>Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Portable Document Format (.pdf).
>Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
>The conference fee is 20 EUR.
>For further information please do not hesitate to contact us at
>"[log in to unmask]".
>Michael Popp M.A.
>Gerd Sebald M.A.
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