CALL FOR PAPERS
Races, Ethnicities and Nationalisms
A Panel Discussion:
At the Eighth International Literature and Humanities Conference,
INSCRIPTIONS '05: an arts and culture conference and festival
at Eastern Mediterranean University
in Famagusta, on the island of Cyprus
May 12th - 13th, 2005
We invite submissions for a Panel Discussion exploring how conceptions
of race, ethnicity and nationalism enter into social, cultural, economic,
political, and legal constructions/deconstructions of identity at our turn
of the century. We welcome presentations dealing with specific sites
and circumstances as well as broader theoretical/philosophical engagements.
Some possible topic areas (others are welcome):
-"imagined communities" (Anderson) and the "clash of civilizations"
-irredentism, secession, and the boundaries of the nation-state
-"representative democracies" and the problems of political/legal
-The Politics of Friendship (Derrida) and The Inclusion of the Other
-group differences, individualism, and discourses of patriotism
-class structure, labor regulations, and race/ethnicity
-Critical Race Theory and "rights talk"
-gender, race, ethnicity and violence; the problems of the margin
-genocide, population transfer, and the international legal status of
-Orientalism, cultural imperialism (Said), and globalization
-minority rights and the concept of political equality
-ethno-linguistic or religious nationalisms and modes of
-"white mythologies" (Derrida, Young) and "dissemiNations"
-centered discourses, stereotyping, profiling, xenophobia
-"progress" vs. "preservation": the problems of ethnology and
-citizenship, and questions of local/international power and
-NGOs, quangos, and national/international policy-making
-myths and symbols of race, ethnicity and nationalism
-globalization and national identity: ideologies of origin and destiny
-subaltern discourses (Spivak) and cultures of resistance
-ethnic conflict and the logic of self-determination/sovereignty
-the efficacy of military/economic sanctions, humanitarian intervention,
-international law, sanctions, and obligations: problems of enforcement
-the role of intellectuals and/or institutions in shaping race,
ethnicity, and nationalism
Prospective panelists are invited to send 250-word abstracts/proposals
for 15-20 minute presentations on any aspect of these areas to
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by 11th February, 2005. I look forward to learning about your research,
and to a provocative discussion.
For more information about INSCRIPTIONS '05,
please visit our website at http://www.emu.edu.tr/elh/inscriptions
Please also check out our links to "Individual Research Presentations" and
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