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>From: "Georgia Axiotou" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Evolutions of Resistance (UK) (7/15/06; evolutions, 
>9/22/06-9/23/06)
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>CFP: Evolutions of Resistance,
>for a session at "evolutions" conference, Edinburgh, U.K.,22-23
>September 2006.
>
>Evolutions of Resistance
>This panel considers the evolution of resistance as a concept,
>discourse and praxis, gesturing towards 'a reconstellation of concepts
>whose complexity ... can be problematised at a critical moment'
>(Assimina Karavanta) when all the 'post(s)-' seem to have failed their
>initial promises. Either imaginary or actual, sites of resistance can
>be located within texts, theoretical movements and everyday living.
>These sites voice the predicament of various marginalized positions:
>'woman', 'immigrant', 'poor', 'non-white', 'homosexual', 'hyphenated'
>and many others. Thinking of resistance in the context of the above
>positions, papers for this panel may address, but are not limited to,
>the following questions: How can we define resistance in the present
>moment and why is this important? In what ways have the practices of
>resistance changed over time? Are there instances of solidarity and
>common resistance among heterogeneous oppressed peoples during moments
>of crisis? Can the margin or border be considered in Karavanta's term
>as a 'counter-topography' of resistance in itself? Is there a tension
>between theorizing and practicing resistance and if yes, how can it
>become productive? How can we make resistance a subject of academic
>discourse without containing its subversive potential?
>
>Applicants who are interested in submitting a paper for this panel
>should send a title and abstract of no more than 300 words accompanied
>by a short CV to the following e-mail address:
>[log in to unmask] The deadline for submission is 15 July,
>and speakers whose proposals have been accepted will be notified
>shortly after that. Papers delivered at the conference are expected to
>be approximately 20 minutes long.
>
>Selected papers from the conference will be collected and published in
>a special issue of Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts,
>University of Edinburgh.For more information please visit the
>conference website at <http://forum.llc.ed.ac.uk/evolutions/>
>
>If you have any questions concerning this panel please contact either
>Stella Bolaki: [log in to unmask]
>or Georgia Axiotou: [log in to unmask]
>

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