Call for Papers-Call for Applications - Part 46

posted by usha on 2005/10/24 08:48

[ Call for Papers-Call for Applications ]

The California State University/Stanislaus (CSU) organises the conference on Empire, Borderlands, and Border Cultures, March 16-18, 2005. It seeks scholars working in a wide arrange of disciplines such as Anthropology, Architecture & Art History, Economics, Education, Ethnic & Gender Studies, Film Studies, Geography, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics & Public Policy, and the sciences.

Presentation Guedelines:

Participants should address the issues of empire from antiquity to postmodernity, on every continent and from many cultures. Suggested topics might include, but are by no means limited to, the following:

  • Diaspora, Immigration, "Crossing Over," & "Passing."
  • Ecocide & the Political Ecology of Empire.
  • Reverse Colonization: the Latinization of North America.
  • Imperial Borders & Language: Dominance, Discrimination, & Assimilation.
  • The Empire in Popular Culture.
  • Teaching Imperial Ideology: Empire, Education, & Children's Literature.
  • Borders and "Borders"
  • Theorizing Cultural Connection & Separation.
  • From Hollywood to Bollywood & Beyond: the Empire on Film.
  • Home, Refugees, the Dispossessed: Migration, Place, & Identity.
  • The Border as Metaphor.
  • Constructing/Constricting National, Religious, & Ethnic Identities.
  • Imperialism & Visual Culture.
  • Theories of Empire: the Political, Historical, Erotic, & Aesthetic.
  • Biopower.
  • The Imperial In-Between in Drama, Fiction, Film, & Poetry.
  • Transnational Feminism(s).
  • Dialectism & Resistance: Black English, Chicanismo, & Linguistic Minorities.
  • Technological Border-Crossings: Empire, Film, TV, and the Web.
  • Gender & Empire.
  • Cosmopolitanism: World Culture vs. Local Identity.
  • Imperialism, Philanthropy, & Aid.
Submission deadline: November 1, 2005. You may send hardcopies to

Arnold A. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Empire Conference Committee
Department of English
California State University, Stanislaus
801 W. Monte Vista Ave.
Turlock, CA 95382

One page vitas and proposals for 20-minute papers can be emailed to Betsy Eudey or Arnold Schmidt. We welcome panel proposals. No attachments please.

Located in the Central Valley, CSU/Stanislaus lies about two hours east of San Francisco and Berkeley, and about three hours west of Yosemite National Park.


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