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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>Disciplining Knowledge
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>The Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture at Rutgers
>University invites proposals on the theme of DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES for
>its 13th annual interdisciplinary graduate conference to be held at Rutgers
>University, New Brunswick, New Jersey on Friday, February 14, 2003. The
>keynote address will be delivered by historian Rachel P. Maines (Cornell),
>author of _The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's
>Sexual Satisfaction_.
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>While disciplinary boundaries make knowledge possible, they can
>simultaneously impede scholarly investigation, police the production of
>knowledge, and delegitimize scholarship which expands or crosses those
>boundaries. We seek proposals which explore this phenomenon, which
>investigate a particular discipline's evolving definitions of "legitimate"
>knowledge over time. In addition, we encourage proposals from graduate
>students whose own scholarship either bears witness to the limiting effects
>of disciplinary boundaries, or expands, challenges and/or crosses
>prescribed boundaries. Interdisciplinary topics are welcome, as are
>submissions from across disciplines. Possible topics include but are not
>limited to:
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>Legitimate versus illegitimate knowledge
>Paradigm shifts in the history of knowledge-production
>How disciplines police themselves
>Interdisciplinarity
>The ethics and politics of standards
>Intellectual freedom and professionalism
>Disciplinary taboos
>The nature of "evidence"
>The future of disciplines
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>Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent as e-mail attachment by
>Sunday, December 1, 2002 to:
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>Joseph Gabriel at [log in to unmask]
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>or by mail to:
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>Matthew Kaiser
>Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture
>Rutgers University
>8 Bishop Place
>New Brunswick, NJ 08903
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>Ellie Kennedy
>German Dept, Queen's U, Canada
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