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>>From: "New Directions Conference" <[log in to unmask]>
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>>Subject: CFP: New Directions in Critical Theory: (Re)Locating Borders: 
>>Negotiating & Constructing Identities (1/15/07; 3/3/07-3/4/07)
>>
>>NEW DIRECTIONS IN CRITICAL THEORY:
>>(Re)Locating Borders:  Negotiating & Constructing Identities
>>
>>University of Arizona
>>March 3-4, 2007
>>
>>CALL FOR PAPERS:
>>
>>The 2007 New Directions in Critical Theory Conference, an 
>>interdisciplinary graduate student forum at the University of Arizona,
>>will focus on interrogating the tensions inherent in constructing and 
>>negotiating identities against and through physical and metaphorical
>>borders.  Considering our proximity to a physical border in an era of 
>>political discourse that continues to use the concept of identity in a
>>divisive manner, we wish to address the many ways and reasons that 
>>identities fluctuate in an ongoing process of negotiation and
>>re-articulation.
>>
>>In addition to theorizing the work that goes into identity formation when 
>>individuals are physically displaced, this conference also seeks
>>to explore what happens when the borders in question are not as concrete 
>>as the line on a map.  Borders may be understood as an
>>attempt to define and fix what belongs or does not belong in a given 
>>space; they also invoke fluid identities on multiple levels.  The
>>contextualization of identity requires that we deny neither fixity nor 
>>changing practices within individuals or groups.  Scholars and
>>activists speaking of identity frequently invoke a subtext of marginality 
>>in order to explore how categories such as race, class and
>>gender disenfranchise and empower individuals.  How do individuals and 
>>groups deploy these categories in oppositional and definitional ways to 
>>intervene in and challenge borders?
>>
>>We wish to build upon the interdisciplinary nature of many graduate 
>>programs and knowledge in general to acknowledge the potential impact of 
>>crossing boundaries - in the academy, in scholarship, in daily life.  We 
>>welcome papers and presentations that examine the many parallel and 
>>intersecting borders that come into play in constructing and processing 
>>identity, to explore which borders are real or socially constructed and 
>>for what purposes.   Traditionally, New Directions sponsors a guest 
>>speaker whose work is related to the theme of the conference. This year 
>>will be no different. We are currently still in the process of 
>>negotiating contracts with potential speakers. An
>>update will be posted when the speaker is confirmed.
>>
>>We invite graduate students from any discipline to present 
>>theoretically-oriented scholarship and creative work (such as
>>photography, poetry, film, artwork, installation projects, and so on) 
>>that investigates the theme of borders and how they may or may not
>>intersect, how they locate us inside or outside a particular concept of 
>>identity, and how we may seek to (re)locate them in order to claim
>>new facets of identity.  A list of possible topics and subject areas may 
>>include:
>>* Alienation
>>* Appropriation and Co-optation
>>* Bodies of/and Knowledge
>>* Borders and Criminalization
>>* Consumerism, Media and Identity
>>* Diaspora, Displacement and Im/migration
>>* Diversity and Similarity
>>* Feminist, Queer and Critical Race Theories
>>* Geographical Borders
>>* Global/Local Politics and Policies
>>* Heterinormativity/Homosexuality/Transsexuality
>>* History/Autobiography
>>* Hybridity and Embodiment
>>* Language and discrimination
>>* Memory and Identity
>>* National/Cultural/Racial/Sexual/Gendered/Class Identity
>>* Policy and planning
>>* Popular Culture/High Culture
>>* Post/Neocolonialism
>>* Science and Technology
>>* Sex and Economy
>>* Space and Mobility
>>* Spirituality and Subjectivity
>>* Texts, Bodies and Spectacle
>>* The Academy, Activism and Community
>>* The Rhetoric of Territories and Frontiers
>>* Tourism and Travel Writing
>>* Translation/Adaptation/Interpretation
>>* Virtual Borders and Identities
>>
>>
>>Please submit 100-250 word individual abstracts or panel proposals 
>>consisting of a 100-250 word abstract for the entire panel and one
>>100-250 abstract for each paper. Include names, email address, mailing 
>>addresses, institutional affiliations, technology requests, paper
>>titles, and abstracts by January 15, 2007 to New Directions Co-Chairs at 
>>[log in to unmask] or c/o English Department, Modern Languages Building, 
>>Room 445, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721.
>>
>>Kind regards,
>>New Directions Co-Chairs
>>
>>Daniel Griffin, Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English
>>Michael Kolakoski, Literature
>>Andrea Modarres, Literature
>>Carly Thomsen, Women's Studies
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