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>Call for Papers:
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>INTERSECTIONALITY: LIFE AT THE BORDERS
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>Presented by the Graduate Association of Multicultural
>Studies at the University of Georgia
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>The University of Georgia Graduate Association of
>Multicultural Studies is now soliciting abstracts of no more
>than 500 words for its 2nd Annual Graduate Conference,
>themed Intersectionality, to be held at the University of
>Georgia, in Athens, Georgia, September 24-25, 2004.
>The turn within Ethnic Studies of late has been concentrated
>on the transgressing of borders and boundaries. In keeping
>with this idea, we would like to go further, to examine
>those who live at the borders. Borrowing from Feminist
>Studies and Critical Race Theory, we would like to examine
>those who dwell within and without of two or more different
>worlds, and their representations within literature and
>other fields of study.  We define Intersectionality as the
>potential exclusion of a person based upon more than one
>characteristic, where the combination of these
>characteristics causes the individuals marginalization.  In
>other words, a black woman could be discriminated against on
>the basis of her race by other women, or on the basis of her
>gender by black men.  Our hope is that by identifying and
>studying these multiple sites of oppression, we may be able
>to understand and overcome them.
>
>Possible areas for research might include, but are not
>limited to:
>Ģ    Intersectionality of Location: Place and Identity
>Ģ    Transgressing the Ethnic and Cultural in Authorial
>         Identity
>Ģ    Diversity within the Workplace
>Ģ    New American Immigrant Identities
>Ģ    Interdisciplinary Literature: Using History,
>         Anthropology, Folklore and Science
>Ģ    Power within the Margins: Intersecting Race, Class,
>         Gender and Sexuality
>Ģ    Alternative Genres: Intersecting Native American and
>         African American Literatures
>Ģ    Linguistic Identities
>Ģ    Mixed Race Identities
>Ģ    Pidgin and Creole Identities in Language
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>The above list is just a starting point.  We invite you to
>interpret intersectionality in its broadest senses. While
>abstracts approaching the theme are especially solicited, we
>also welcome any submissions of an Ethnic
>Studies/Multicultural Studies approach. In keeping with the
>spirit of this discipline, we particularly value and
>encourage interdisciplinary papers. A $150 prize will also
>be awarded to the best conference paper presented by a
>graduate student.
>
>Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words by April
>30, 2004, either by email or snail mail to:
>
>Anastasia Wright
>254 Park Hall
>Department of English
>Univ. of Georgia
>Athens, GA 30602-6205
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>*Please make sure to include your contact information as
>well as your departmental affiliation in your abstract
>submission.
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