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Call For Papers

Submission Deadline (EXTENDED): February 22, 2013

Paper or panel proposals in English or Spanish should include an abstract (between 150-350 words – panel proposals should include a panel abstract, as well as individual paper abstracts). Submissions should be submitted using the individual paper or panel proposal forms. The panelcoversheets are online.

Abstracts must be appended to the completed paper proposal form (as a single document) and submitted, via email(EXTENDED: February 22, 2013). Only completed applications will be considered. The working languages are English and Spanish. There is no registration fee for this conference. Selected participants will be notified by March 1, and your full paper will be due by March 25.

Accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in the published proceedings of the conference: e-Scholarship

Important Dates

February 10, 2013 (EXTENDED: February 22, 2013)
March 1, 2013 / Successful applicants notified
March 25, 2013 / Final paper due
April 12-13, 2013/ Conference

Applications shall be submitted via e-mail.

From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions

Does the construction of cultural production contribute to the making and re-making of society? The conference will explore constructed worlds in all their visual manifestations and encourages submissions that deal with the idea of a world that is not preexisting and fixed, but constructed, or in the process of creation. This idea of a world is exceedingly supple and open to numerous complex interpretations. A world can be both tactile and virtual, exterior and interior. It can be ancient, contemporary and everything in between. Technology, language, diaspora and migration, global economics, political discourses, and other phenomena contain the power to not only construct new worlds, but also to redefine and destroy existing worlds. With these ideas in mind, we seek papers that highlight not only the generation of worlds, but also their delineation within society. We welcome papers that discuss how ideology implements and transforms the process of world making or world breaking, provoking new methods of communication and cultural interaction.

Topics for discussion could include, but are not limited to:

  • Trans-border Literature
  • Urban Studies
  • Digital humanities
  • World Heritage
  • Digital heritage
  • Material culture studies
  • Post(de) colonial Identities
  • Glocal production