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Call for Papers - Limina Journal
LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Call for Submissions, Volume 18
Submissions Deadline: 17 October 2011

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the Discipline of History at The University of Western Australia.

We are especially committed to publishing the work of postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, realising the importance of developing an early publication record, as well as the difficulties in doing so. Limina seeks to provide the submitting postgraduate or Early Career Researcher with prompt evaluation and an efficient publication process. We aim to give structural feedback on articles approximately 4-6 weeks after their receipt.

Limina publishes scholarly articles of approximately 5000 to 8000 words from any field within the humanities. We encourage interdisciplinary material and are open to speculative, topical or non-traditional approaches in addition to more traditional papers. All articles should be substantive and original scholarly work.

Submissions should be in MS Word or RTF format and you will need to ensure that your submission conforms to the Limina style guide prior to publication. For more information please visit our website at: <http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au>http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au.

The final submission date for articles to be considered for Volume 18 is 17 October 2011 with intent to publish in June 2012.

 Email: <mailto:limina at cyllene.uwa.edu.au>limina at cyllene.uwa.edu.au
Visit the website at <http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au/>http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au

Call for Papers

The Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association will be hosted by the University of Queensland’s Cultural History Project, in Brisbane, Australia, from 3-7 July, 2012. ANZASA will again bring together scholars from Australia and New Zealand with colleagues from around the world who specialise in American Studies.

Keynote Speakers:
•    Emeritus Professor Michael Fellman, Simon Fraser University
•    Professor Karla F. C. Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law, Duke University

Proposals for 20-minute presentations should include a title and an abstract of no more than 200 words. Panel proposals by two or more people sharing a common theme are welcomed. There is no over-arching theme to the conference, and the convenors look forward to receiving proposals that range across literary, historical, political, cinematic, cultural, and theoretical topics pertaining to American Studies. Proposals from graduate students are warmly welcomed. All proposals should be submitted by 30 November, 2011, to <mailto:anzasa2012 at gmail.com>anzasa2012 at gmail.com

Proposals should include your name, institution, e-mail address, and phone number.

Conference Convenors:
Associate Professor Chris Dixon and Dr. Hilary Emmett

 Associate Professor Chris Dixon
School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
The University of Queensland
Brisbane 4072
Email: <mailto:c.dixon1 at uq.edu.au>c.dixon1 at uq.edu.au

Mental Health and Mental Illness
In Popular Culture

2012 Popular PCA/ACA Conference, April 11-14, Boston, Mass.

Welcome to one of the newest and hopefully one of the most stimulating and provocative Areas of the Popular Culture Association. Throughout recorded history, those regarded as mentally ill have frightened, fascinated and challenged us to look deep within the human experience for answers to the most fundamental of questions about ourselves and each other. The study of Psychology which is rooted in Philosophy has offered many fascinating explanations for our behavior, both normal and deviant. However, it has only been within the recent past that Psychology and Popular Culture Studies have come together in attempts to answer some of these age-old questions.

Please consider submitting an electronic abstract of 150-250 words on a topic that intersects mental health, mental illness and popular culture. Deadline is 12/15/2011. Suggested topics include:

Depictions of mental health and mental illness in
•    Movies, television or animation
•    Literature, comics or graphic novels
•    Music and musicals
•    Advertising
•    Sports
•    Religion
•    Media representations of psychotherapy, counseling or psychiatry
•    Political Movements
•    Education
The role of psychology and psychiatry in deepening our understanding of mental health and mental illness through
•    Social Media (Facebook, You Tube, Twitter) or technology
•    Fashion or architecture
•    Social, religious or political movements
•    Entertainment, sports or gaming
•    Consumerism, food/eating practices or pornography
•    Poverty, racism, discrimination or terrorism
Famous cultural and historical figures that have impacted the confluence of mental health and mental illness through
•    Social movements and social reform
•    Electronic media
•    Scientific study
•    Business
•    Religion

Lawrence C. Rubin, Ph.D.
Professor of Counselor Education
St. Thomas University
Miami, FL 33054 USA
<tel:305-628-6585>305-628-6585 <mailto:lrubin at stu.edu>lrubin at stu.edu

 Lawrence C. Rubin, Ph.D.
St. Thomas University
217 Kennedy hall
(phone) <tel:1.305.628.6585>1.305.628.6585
(Fax) 1. <tel:305.628.6749>305.628.6749
Email: <mailto:lrubin at stu.edu>lrubin at stu.edu

Conflict in Memory: Interpersonal and Intergenerational Remembering of War, Conflict and Transition An interdisciplinary conference
War, conflicts and transitions have always played a significant role in defining communal identity, often with reference to events that happened centuries ago. The role of passing on collective memories of these types of events has become even more complex in a globalizing world, where new configurations of cosmopolitan memories challenge more locally and nationally based memories. The many aspects of societies’ remembering and forgetting call for interdisciplinary cooperation. This conference brings together the fields of history, psychology, literature, and cultural studies and presents new research on how memories of war, conflict and transition are passed on from generation to generation and how these processes transform and shape identities.

Venue: Aarhus University, Denmark.
Time: May 10-12, 2012

 Michael Böss
Aarhus University
8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Email: <mailto:engmb at hum.au.dk>engmb at hum.au.dk
Visit the website at <http://matchpoints.au.dk/>http://matchpoints.au.dk/

Call for Papers - Limina Journal
Call for Submissions, Volume 18
Submissions Deadline: 17 October 2011

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the Discipline of History at The University of Western Australia.

We are especially committed to publishing the work of postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, realising the importance of developing an early publication record, as well as the difficulties in doing so. Limina seeks to provide the submitting postgraduate or Early Career Researcher with prompt evaluation and an efficient publication process. We aim to give structural feedback on articles approximately 4-6 weeks after their receipt.

Limina publishes scholarly articles of approximately 5000 to 8000 words from any field within the humanities. We encourage interdisciplinary material and are open to speculative, topical or non-traditional approaches in addition to more traditional papers. All articles should be substantive and original scholarly work.

Submissions should be in MS Word or RTF format and you will need to ensure that your submission conforms to the Limina style guide prior to publication. For more information please visit our website at: <http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au>http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au.

The final submission date for articles to be considered for Volume 18 is 17 October 2011 with intent to publish in June 2012.

 Email: <mailto:limina at cyllene.uwa.edu.au>limina at cyllene.uwa.edu.au
Visit the website at <http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au/>http://www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au



Anthropocene Humanities
The 2012 CHCI Annual Meeting
<http://hrc.anu.edu.au/>Humanities Research Centre
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
June 13-16, 2012

In the 1960s, James Lovelock formulated his Gaia hypothesis about the symbiosis of the earth’s intersecting ecosystems. He posited a complex feedback loop that somehow maintained, as he put it, ‘an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet’. Little did he know then that forty years later, the catastrophic role of human agency in upsetting this symbiosis would gain such centrality in scientific debate. The human as geological agent is a relatively recent formulation. The idea of a new geological age, the Anthropocene, was proposed only as recently as 2000 by the Nobel Prize winning geophysicist, Paul Crutzen. The issue of climate change today is no longer the prerogative of the sciences. It requires active intervention from humanists and social scientists, and it needs this intervention not just in apocalyptic, speculative, instrumental or creative modes, but in conceptually and critically informed registers.

What are the challenges to our critical frameworks in the humanities of this radical reconfiguration of human life on this planet? How do we think through the historical coordinates of ideas of self, society, development, freedom, knowledge and responsibility from the industrial age to the information age? Especially when we now know what devastating impact these two ages of human development have had on the earth’s ecosystem? What insights can we gain from alternative ecological models of human habitation? What will an ecological enlightenment entail if it is not founded on the human being’s rational mastery over nature? What, in sum, is the calling of climate on the humanities, and of the humanities on climate change?

Program Schedule, Registration, Travel and Lodging
We know that travel to Australia may be a challenging budget matter for many of our members, and in response to this concern, our hosts are generously arranging a plan for subsidized housing for attendees during the conference. Our hosts are also arranging various opportunities to engage with and learn more about the anthropocene in Australia, its environment, scholarly communities, and indigenous populations.

Registration for the 2012 Annual Meeting will open in winter 2011. More information on the program schedule and details on travel and lodging will be posted starting in late summer 2011. We will alert the membership when information becomes available

We hope to see you in Canberra!

The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University
The <http://hrc.anu.edu.au/>Humanities Research Centre was established in 1972 and celebrated 30 years of excellence in the humanities in 2002. It aims to stimulate scholarship and advance research in the Humanities through its objectives.

The HRC interprets the “Humanities” generously, recognising that new methods of theoretical enquiry have done much to break down the traditional distinction between the humanities and the social sciences; recognising, too, the importance of establishing dialogue between the humanities and the natural and technological sciences, and the creative arts.

The Centre encourages interdisciplinary and comparative work, and seeks to take a provocative as well as supportive role in relation to existing humanities studies in Australia. It aims to give special attention to topics and disciplines which stand in need of particular stimulus in Australia. One of its central functions is to bring to Australia scholars of international standing who will provoke fresh ideas within, and beyond, the academic community.

The HRC also has extensive contacts with many other Australian and international research centres, libraries and other cultural institutions, and is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers & Institutes (CHCI) established in the United States.

ASAA Biennial Conference 2012
July 11-14, 2012

At the Parramatta campus of University of Western Sydney, Centre for Cultural Research and the School of Humanities and Languages.

Organising committee: co-chaired by Ien Ang and Judith Snodgrass

Working Title: Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century

Enquiries to: <mailto:J.Snodgrass at uws.edu.au>Judith Snodgrass


Out of the Ruins: The University to Come

Deadline: 02/15/2012


Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies


Out of the Ruins: The University to Come

Guest Editors
Bob Hanke (York University) and Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario)

TOPIA 27, Fall 2012

This special issue of TOPIA seeks contributions (articles, offerings, review essays and book
reviews) that reflect on the contemporary university and its discontents. Fifteen years after
the publication of Bill Readings’ seminal book The University in Ruins and in the wake of
the UK government’s new austerity budget, Nick Couldry and Angela McRobbie proclaim
the death of the English university. In Italy students demonstrating against the Bologna
Process protect themselves from police with giant books. On the heels of severe budget cuts
and increasing privatization in the California state system, protesting students occupy
university buildings, while in British Columbia and Quebec hundreds of students gather for
rallies against spiraling student debt and increasing corporate influence on campus.
Everywhere university systems are being eviscerated by neoliberal logics asserting
themselves even in the face of economic recession. After decades of chronic under-funding
and restructuring, public universities have ceded the university’s public role in a democracy
and embraced “academic capitalism” as a “moral” obligation. Acting as venture capitalists,
they pressure academics to transfer and mobilize knowledge and encourage research
partnerships with private interests; acting as real estate developers, they take over
neighbourhoods with callous disregard for established communities; acting as military
contractors, they produce telecommunications software and light armoured vehicles for
foreign governments; acting as brand managers, they open branch plant campuses around the
world and compete for foreign students who can be charged exorbitant fees for access to a
“first world” education. With tuition fees and student debt on the rise, academic labour is
tiered, cheapened and divided against itself; two-thirds of classes in U.S. colleges and
universities are taught by faculty employed on insecure, non tenure-track contracts. The
casualization of academic labour and a plea for sustainable academic livelihoods were at the
core of the longest strike in English Canadian university history. As collegiality, academic
freedom, and self-governance recede from view, the university remains a terrain of
adaptation and struggle.

We will need all the conceptual tools that cultural studies can muster to analyze the changing
university as the foundation for our academic callings and scholarly practices. In addition to
external influences such as globalization, technoscience, corporatization, mediatization, and
higher education policy, internal managerial initiatives, bureaucratization,
deprofessionalization, structural complicity between administration and faculty, and
intellectual subjectivities must also be analyzed. All of us, no matter what our political
position, must take the time to reflect on the broad questions raised by these changes. Is the
site of the university worth struggling over or re-imagining? Can the neoliberal university be
set against itself? Is it time for reform or exodus? What other practices of knowledge
production, interpretations, modes of organization, and assemblages are possible? This
special issue is designed to reflect upon, analyze and strategize about the past, present and
future of the university.

In addition to these matters of concern, possible topics to further dialogue and enable further
study include but are not limited to:

• analyzing and assessing the crisis of the public university
• implementing globalizations: theory, rhetoric and historical experience
• continuity and transformation in national academic cultures
• the position and role of the arts, humanities and social sciences
• university leaders and university making
managerial theory/practice, academic ethics, and the symbolism of university finance

university-private sector intermediaries and initiatives; “innovation” and “creativity” as
alibis for academic capitalism; knowledge “transfer” and “mobilization”
marketing, media relations and the promotional condition of the university
space, time, speed and rhythm in the network university
the professor-entrepreneur, research practice, and the imperative to produce
academic labour, tenure, stratification and precarity
faculty governance, unions and institutional democracy
the indebted, student-worker and the decline of academic study
scholarly disciplines and territories, infrastructure, information practices, communication
and publishing
 the scholarly community of money: grant agencies, writing, committees and adjudication media/cultural production and critical/radical pedagogy
the development of knowledge cultures and the expansion of the commons
the university in relation to nearby communities and wider social movements
 resistance, common and counter-knowledge, alternative educational formations
 remaking the public university in Canada and in other national contexts


To view the author guidelines, see
To submit papers (with titles, abstracts and keywords) and supplementary media files online,
you need to register and login to the TOPIA website at

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2012. Peer review and notification of
acceptance will be completed by May 15, 2012. Final manuscripts accepted for publication
will be due July 5, 2012. Comments and queries can be sent to Bob Hanke <java_script:main.compose%28%27new%27,%27t=bhanke at yorku.ca%27%29>bhanke at yorku.ca
or Alison Hearn <java_script:main.compose%28%27new%27,%27t=ahearn2 at uwo.ca%27%29>ahearn2 at uwo.ca.

For more information about TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, visit

Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts

Deadline: 12/15/2011



Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts

May 4-6, 2012

King’s University College and The University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario, Canada


Constantin Boundas (Trent University)
Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Jay Lampert (University of Guelph)
More to be announced….

The Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy, King’s University College, along with the McIntosh Gallery at the University of Western Ontario invite proposals and submissions for a conference focusing on the intersection of the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and the arts. We seek to explore:

1.    Critical assessments of Deleuze and Guattari’s aesthetic theory.
2.    The legacy of and contemporary engagement with key themes and concepts of the Deleuzo-Guattarian philosophical framework as they come to bear upon and are influenced by the arts, including literature, film, poetry, music, dance, aesthetic theory, visual and media arts, painting and sculpture. Art here is broadly understood.
3.    The connection between Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy and art, and how they may be used to further discussion of contemporary issues in politics, economics, environmental studies, social theory and philosophy.

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, and performance pieces. Abstracts should be between 500-750 words.

Please send all abstracts and inquiries to:

Antonio Calcagno, PhD
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
King’s University College
266 Epworth Avenue
London, ON N6A 2M3

<mailto:acalcagn at uwo.ca?subject=Intensities%20and%20Lines%20of%20Flight%20conference>acalcagn at uwo.ca (Email preferred)

Tel: 519-433-3491 x 4533
Fax: 519-433-0353

DEADLINE: December 15, 2011

Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity

Deadline: 09/30/2011


Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012--Rochester, New York

For better and for worse, modernity has surely left its mark on the food we daily eat. Two hundred years ago in 1812, Bryan Donkin purchased from a London broker the patent for canning food items inside tin containers. Within the next decade canned goods were widespread in Britain and France (Robertson 123). One hundred and fifty years ago in the spring of 1862, Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard’s experiments with heating liquids eventually led to pasteurized drinks—first wine and beer and then, later, milk (Greene, Guzel-Seydim, and Seydim 88).

This panel explores how literature has addressed the last two hundred years of rapidly modernizing food—a path involving hybridization, preservation, pasteurization, synthesizing, and genetic manipulation. If Brillat-Savarin’s aphorism is still telling today (“Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are”), what does literature tell us about the modern alimentary subject consuming and or pondering the foods altered by modernity? Always already integrated into our lives on multiple levels, food could not be modernized without other far reaching implications. When discussing food marked by modernity, what larger social or cultural preoccupations does literature engage? How do different authors, historical periods, literary movements, or genres posit the “the mark of modernity” on food? How might literary explorations of modernity and food inform our own contemporary food concerns?

Please send 300-500 word abstracts and a brief bio to Michael D. Becker, <mailto:mdbecker at my.uri.edu>mdbecker at my.uri.edu with “Fixing Foods in Literary Modernity” as the subject. Please include your name, affiliation, email address, and A/V requirements ($10 fee with registration).

The panel encourages papers from multiple perspectives, fields, methodologies, and theoretical approaches.

Deadline: September 30, 2011

Conference Information:

The 43rd annual convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. <http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html>http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html

Works Cited:
Greene, Annel K., Zeynep B. Guzel-Seydim, and Atif Can Seydim. “The Safety of Ready-to-Eat Diary Products.” Ready-to-Eat Foods: Microbial Concerns and Control Measures. Ed. Andy Hwang and Lihan

Huang. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis, 2010. 81-123. Print.

Roberts, Gordon L. Food Packaging: Principles and Practice. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis, 2006. Print

Language, literature and cultural studies

Deadline: 11/01/2011


Language, literature and cultural studies

ISSN: 2065-3867

Call for papers

Deadline: 1 November 2011 for LLCS no.8 and no.9


The Department of Foreign Languages of the Military Technical Academy invites you to contribute to the seventh and eighth numbers of the Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies.

LLCS publishes research articles and reviews in the following domains: literature, literature and civilisation, comparative literature and civilization, cultural studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies, foreign language acquisition, foreign language teaching.

We welcome contributions in the above-mentioned fields, that are original work, not published elsewhere. All papers are peer reviewed blindly by independent reviewers and the results are communicated in two months’ time to the author.

Editing requirements

Articles should be provided before 1 November 2011 for LLCS no. 8 and no. 9.

Languages: English or French

Paper size: A4, Font size: Times New Roman 14: Spacing: single line, 12 pages maximum, 6 pages minimum

Page setup: margins 2,5cm all over

Title of the article: Caps, bold, centered, followed by one blank

First name, last name, institutional affiliation (full address and e-mail), centered, Times New Roman, followed by two blanks

Abstracts should be written in English or in French followed by a blank

Key words: maximum 10

Text of the article: justified

Footnotes: bottom of page, font size 10, numbering: continuous

References: the authors should be ordered alphabetically, not numbered as follows:

Deleuze, Gilles, Différence et répétition, Paris, PUF, 1968

Titles of books: italics

Titles of articles: quoted

Articles will be submitted as MS Word documents.

Contact : <mailto:ameliamolea at yahoo.com>ameliamolea at yahoo.com (English)

<mailto:adibulz at yahoo.com>adibulz at yahoo.com (English and French)

<mailto:daniela_mirea at yahoo.com>daniela_mirea at yahoo.com (French)

Restorying Nature: The Voices of the Natural World

Deadline: 11/01/2013


Submission deadline: Nov. 1, 2013
Spring 2013 - Restorying Nature: The Voices of the Natural World, Marion W. Copeland and NILAS (Nature in Legend and Story), guest editor.
The NILAS issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities (NILAS (Nature in Legend and Story at <http://www.h-net.org/%7Enilas/>http://www.h-net.org/~nilas/) is dedicated to understanding relationships between humans and the natural world through the mediation of stories, legends, artworks, and other cultural products. We regard the interactions of people with fauna and flora as a subject that is sufficiently significant, complex, and interesting to merit the most serious attention of poets and scholars. NILAS promotes the understanding and exploration of these relationships thorough education (k-12, higher education and beyond), the arts, and other activities such as storytelling. Our interdisciplinary and intercultural emphasis naturally partners with the humanities and other traditional disciplines as well as with environmental and ecofeminist studies, Animal Studies with its interdisciplinary emphasis, and Human-Animals Relations.
For this special issue we are defining story as Patrick D. Murphy does in Further Afield: “nature is…a story in the sense of an unfolding series of events with various forms of causality and coincidence in which all life forms are potential characters.” Because Euro-American scholarship has maintained such an anthropocentric bias, we are looking for work that foregrounds the bio- and animal-centric story (narrative). In Pieces of White Shell, Terry Tempest Williams further defines story as “an affirmation of our ties to one another” and by one another means “all life forms: people, land, and creatures”—eukaryotes (plants and animals), bacteria, and archaea (microbes).
Send proposals to Marion W. Copeland at: <mailto:%20%20mwcopeland at comcast.net>mwcopeland at comcast.net

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Volume 5, Issue 3

Special Issue: Disability and Life Writing
Guest Editor: G. Thomas Couser

JLCDS is available from Liverpool University Press, online and in  print,
to institutional and individual subscribers; it is also part  of the
Project MUSE collection to which the links below point.


Introduction: Disability and Life Writing
G. Thomas Couser (Hofstra University)
On a Scale from 1 to 10:  Life Writing and Lyrical Pain
Susannah Mintz (Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY)
Disability and Self Life Writing: Reports from the Nineteenth Century
Asylum Sara Newman (Kent State University)
The Reclamation of Anna Agnew: Violence, Victimhood, and the Uses of Cure
Kathleen Brian (George Washington University)
Disabling Spectacles: Representations of Trig Palin and Cognitive
Disability Reed Cooley (George Washington University)
Plural Singularities:  The Disability Community in Life Writing Texts
Margaret Torrell (State University of New York, College at Old Westbury)
Comment from the Field

Transforming Bodies: Ageing Seminar
Emma Sophie Pickering (University of Leeds)

Peter Street, Thumbing from Lipik to Pakrac: New and Selected Poems. James
McGrath (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Jess Thomas, The Seeker.
John Withers IV (Belmont Abbey College)
For more information, please contact:

Dr. David Bolt

Director, Centre for Culture & Disability Studies

Editor, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Lecturer and Recognised Researcher, Education

Founder, International Network of Literary & Cultural Disability Scholars

Email: <mailto:<mailto:boltd at hope.ac.uk>boltd at hope.ac.uk><mailto:boltd at hope.ac.uk>boltd at hope.ac.uk

Telephone: 0151 291 3346

Office: EDEN 128

Postal address: Graduate School, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope
University, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

Thinking Africa from the Cape

By Suren Pillay

Growing up in the Cape, we were taught that we were “Western”. How do we explain and undo this colonial sensibility? From my location at a university, there are two realisations from which to proceed. Firstly, the history of knowledge production, and the history of the organisation of knowledge — the ways we organise disciplines in this country — has a colonial and apartheid genealogy, and is dominated by Enlightenment thinking. We share this with the postcolonial world in the Middle East, in Asia and in Latin America. It is the post-independence inheritance of most of the formerly colonised world.

Secondly, I want to urge that we both accept and reject this feature of our intellectual inheritance. Not either accept or either reject, but both accept and reject. Simultaneously. That is to say, we can objectify our intellectual formation, put it in its place, and in its time — remind it that this a view from a particular part of the world that has become dominant in a rather sordid manner. But we also accept that we have, in the wonderful phrase of an Indian historian, “all been worked over by colonialism”. There is no way out of that history nor out of the Enlightenment. But there is a way through it.

In an essay called “Travelling Theory”, the Palestinian scholar Edward Said argued that ideas produced with a certain purpose and force in one place travel to other places, and can be put to work in these other places as is needed by that place. Ideas can be reworked, or as Frantz Fanon was to say “stretched a bit to fit our circumstances”. The point being acceptance, but crucially, not without sovereignty over our imaginations. Cultivating this sovereign sensibility over our imaginations is where the work of re-working resides.

For us in Cape Town, what does it mean to be aware of location? One response here recognises our national location as a kind of lament. Our African location is the name of a backwardness marked by how far it doesn’t correspond to the ideal. In the Cape this becomes trickier, because we think we are the developed, holding fort and surrounded by the encroaching undeveloped. The rest of the country is going to pot, or potholes, but we are doing alright. We have a university in the Cape that calls itself a world class African university. Of course, we also have a city that proclaims itself a world class city in Africa. I wonder if it is the world, as in most of the world, or if it is the world, as in the Euro-American world?

Much as when we talk of “the international community” we know we are actually referring not to the majority of the states of the world, but rather to the most powerful political bloc made up of a minority of states: the North. So world class is a clever way to sneak in the sentiment that we are in Africa, but we are up to European standards. This is symptomatic of the social evolutionism implicit in our ways of thinking — many of us still believe that a developed society looks something like Euro-America and we must develop towards it. We still accept the description of ourselves as less developed, and underdeveloped. In the old days, we were also defined by what we were not. We were non-Europeans. And we rejected that. Ironically today we are still defining ourselves in the negative.

Another kind of response, and the one I am sympathetic to, is premised not on hubris, but rather on humility. It is one that is in intellectual and material solidarity with most of the world, in the more accurate sense of that phrase. The world that is not living according to the unsustainable lifestyle of the Euro-American model whose cities we seek to replicate as signs of our modernity. From an ecological and environment vantage point this is a flawed endeavour anyway.

But also, if we follow that model then we are robbing ourselves of both possibility and of politics: to imagine anew the kind of intellectual agendas, the kind of institutions, the kinds of political community and aesthetics, that comes from a reflection on what it means to be in Africa, as the sign of possibility rather than only the name of a limit. And also what it means to be in a world with a shifting cartography of power, where the global coordinates are moving East, and South rather than West.

One of most encouraging features of the moment we are in is that we can debate and disagree over our cultural co-ordinates. Out of critique can come creation. Witness the wonderful effervescence. Of new writers, new artists, new film makers. We are creating new institutions, new programmes, new projects in the academy, in the humanities and social sciences. What we are talking about here then is vitality. Even as we disagree over what we are creating, over the names, forms and substances of these acts of creation, over the motivations behind them. This can happen because a political space has been opened up to do that, for this contestation to happen.

Let’s recall that the will to simplify us as one thing, as either native or settler, African or Western, urban or rural, this or that, has been central to colonialism and its modes of classification and thinking. And in our critical responses we have often continued along the same logic, simply inverting the dominant part of the binary in favour of its Other and calling that justice. It is an approach that has had disastrous consequences on this continent. But as scholars we should also be weary of our own theoretical hubris, to think that we create the world by simply thinking it anew, without recognising the contestations of power and hegemony required to reshape that world.

Acknowledging colonialism’s binary, we can also refuse the binary in order to sublate it, and fashion a post-apartheid future from an understanding of the concrete forms of our cultural, political and economic worlds, as we see them. For that reason, I don’t think we should aspire to be “world class”, because that would be to foreclose our possibilities, and limit the horizons of our imaginations.

Dr Suren Pillay is senior researcher at the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape and holds a PhD (with distinction) in anthropology from Columbia University. Between 2007-2010 Suren was seconded to the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa where he led research on the effects of violence and crime on citizenship in post-apartheid South Africa, and conducted research on migration and xenophobia. His current research focuses on the Constitution, reconstitution of the political and justice in Africa and the politics of knowledge production in postcolonial societies.

Pillay’s post is an extract from his recent paper delivered at the Locations and Locutions Lecture Series public lecture, Thinking Africa from the Cape, which was hosted at Stellenbosch University on June7. The lecture series is an initiative of the Graduate School in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the overarching theme for this year is “Which Africa? Whose Africa?” The next public lecture will take place on Tuesday, 13 September. For more details visit: <http://www.sun.ac.za/lectureseries>www.sun.ac.za/lectureseries


De Montfort University, Leicester, Tuesday 28 February 2012

Papers are invited across a wide range of interpretations of the topic,
media, genres of 'historical narrative' (fictional, fact-based, hybrid),
represented periods, and histories (from royal to political to
popular-cultural). Focuses might include:

* Heritage cinema
* Historical documentaries and docudramas
* Biopics
* Retro nostalgia
* Contemporary history on screen
* New-media developments and convergences in the representation and
remediation of history
* Constructions of national histories and historical nationalisms

Proposals of no more than 200 words, accompanied by contact details,
institutional affiliation and a brief biographical note should be sent to:

Professor Deborah Cartmell, Director, Centre for Adaptations: <mailto:djc at dmu.ac.uk>djc at dmu.ac.uk
Dr Claire Monk, Reader in Film & Film Cultures: <mailto:cmonk at dmu.ac.uk>cmonk at dmu.ac.uk

Deadline for proposals/abstracts: Friday 2 December 2011.


<http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/humanities/adaptations/news-events-conferences> http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/humanities/adaptations/news-events-conferences

MAY 18-19, 2012

Deadline extended to Sept. 16, 2011. We have had an enthusiastic response to our original call for papers (thanks to all who have applied so far!), but would like to give others who have been away for the summer or are just now finding out about the conference time to submit a proposal.

Confirmed speakers:
Joseph Boone, Tim Dean, Kale Fajardo, Roderick Ferguson, Brian Glavey, Scott Herring, Eithne Lubhéid, Victor Mendoza, Deborah Miranda, José Esteban Muñoz, Hoang Tan Nguyen, Juana María Rodríguez, Nayan Shah, Justin Spring, Susan Stryker, Shane Vogel


We invite proposals for the inaugural queer studies conference at The Ohio State University. The title is meant as an expansive call to consider a host of issues evoked by queer places (local/global, urban/rural, North/South, East/West, public/private, mobility/immobility …), queer practices (sexual cultures, expressive cultures, political activism, academic work …), and queer lives (biography, hagiography, psychology, sexology, history, development …). We envision the conference as an opportunity both to take stock of inter/disciplinary trends as well as provoke new ideas and frameworks for future work.

The inspiration for this expansiveness and reevaluation is Samuel Steward, an OSU alum of the 1930s and the subject of Justin Spring’s critically acclaimed biography Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade (2010). As a literary studies academic, writer, and visual and tattoo artist, Steward lived a highly varied life, coming into contact, and in some cases formed long-lasting friendships, with such figures as Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Thornton Wilder, André Gide, Thomas Mann, Alfred Kinsey, Albert Camus, Christopher Isherwood, George Platt Lynes, and Paul Cadmus. As something of a gay Casanova (and a scrupulous archivist of his sexual encounters), Steward also “linked in,” as he might say, with such movie stars as Rudolf Valentino and Rock Hudson.

In 1995, Steward’s estate donated funds to the OSU English department to further research in LGBTQ scholarship, but these funds have only recently been “rediscovered.” To pay tribute to this queer Buckeye who studied at, taught at, and invested in OSU, we are taking our points of departure for panel themes from Steward’s life and work. Papers may thus address any of the following (or related) topics:

Aestheticism, decadence, Catholicism
Archives and material culture
Biography, autobiography, life-writing
Body art and modification
Colonialism, imperialism, decolonization
Expatriatism, migration, diaspora
Genealogies, invented traditions
Performativity, self-elaboration, world-making
Popular genres (pulp, erotica, mystery novels)
Public intellectuals and subcultural lives
Queer life in the academy, 1920-present
Race and ethnicity
Regionalism (especially the Midwest)
Rural, urban, suburban sexual geographies
Sailors, seamen, and other seafarers
Sexology (especially Havelock Ellis and Kinsey)
Sexual pleasure and perversity (BDSM, porn, hustling)
Visualities (painting, photography, film)

In addition, we are planning to publish a collection of essays on Samuel Steward after the conference. Thus, papers that focus on any aspect of Steward’s life and work are especially welcome.

Send 500-word abstract and 2-page CV by Sept. 16, 2011 to Joe Ponce <mailto:ponce.8 at osu.edu>ponce.8 at osu.edu.

Direct inquiries to Debra Moddelmog <mailto:moddelmog.1 at osu.edu>moddelmog.1 at osu.edu or <mailto:ponce.8 at osu.edu>ponce.8 at osu.edu. Visit the conference web site at: <https://sexualitystudies.osu.edu/SamuelStewardSymposium> https://sexualitystudies.osu.edu/SamuelStewardSymposium

Conference organizing committee:
Mollie Blackburn
Andrea Breau
Debanuj DasGupta
Tommy Davis
Ally Day
Nikki Engel
Meg LeMay
Chris Lewis
Corinne Martin
Debra Moddelmog
Joe Ponce
Jim Sanders
Mary Thomas
Blake Wilder
Shannon Winnubst

Sponsored by: 

<http://www.louisville.edu/org/sun>University of Louisville - Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods




Organized By:

Hawaii International Conferences


For more information,
please contact:


Liz Curley, Conference Coordinator



For full conference details, visit our website at:




Submission/Proposal Deadline: August 19th, 2011

Submission/Proposal Deadline Extended to:

September 19th, 2011



The 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will be held from January 10 (Tuesday) to January 13 (Friday), 2012 at the <http://www.marriottwaikiki.com/>Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and the <http://www.hiltonwaikikibeach.com/>Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. Oahu is often nicknamed "the gathering place". The 2012 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will once again be the gathering place for academicians and professionals from arts and humanities related fields from all over the world.


Topic Areas (All Areas of Arts and Humanities are Invited)

·         Anthropology

·         American Studies

·         Archeology

·         Architecture

·         Art

·         Art History

·         Art Management

·         Dance

·         English

·         Ethnic Studies

·         Film

·         Folklore

·         Geography

·         Graphic Design

·         History

·         Landscape Architecture

·         Languages

·         Literature

·         Linguistics

·         Music

·         Performing Arts

·         Philosophy

·         Postcolonial Identities

·         Product Design

·         Religion

·         Second Language Studies

·         Speech/Communication

·         Theatre

·         Visual Arts

·         Other Areas of Arts and Humanities

·         Cross-disciplinary areas of the above related to each other or other areas.

“On Cosmopolitanism and Southeast Asia: imaginings, mediation and movement”

16 -18 February 2012

Organised and hosted by Island Southeast Asia Centre, School of Culture, Language and History, The Australian National University.

ABSTRACTS DUE: 15 September 2011

Keynote speaker: Prof. Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley)


This conference follows a series of conversations started in the first “Intersections of Area, Cultural and Media Studies Workshop” hosted by the Southeast Asia Centre at The Australian National University in February 2010. The aim of the workshop was to focus debates and discussions on potential benefits of Southeast Asian studies engagement with cultural studies and media studies. The present conference focuses on the notion of “new cosmopolitanism”, the juncture of the social, political and cultural aspects of cosmopolitanism.

Cosmopolitanism, as a concept, has engendered much discussion, mainly in the last decade or so, in social, postcolonial and some areas of cultural studies. Many scholars agree that there are different forms/modes of cosmopolitanism. They recognise the Western (European) origin of the concept and its association with elitism, but increasingly recent theorisations agree on the need to accommodate diversity brought about by colonialism (in the past) and globalisation, and notions such as 'cosmopolitanism from below', ‘alternative cosmopolitanism’, as well as ‘rooted cosmopolitanism’. Concepts of ‘situated cosmopolitanism’ and ‘cosmopatriots’ have been raised specifically to the region of Asia and/or Southeast Asia.

This conference aims to contribute towards furthering our thinking on the concept of ‘new cosmopolitanism’, aiming to examine and enquire into Southeast Asia’s (nations and the region) membership of the global community.  It recognises Southeast Asian nations are emerging nations with economic and political leverage within the region, and as a region vis-à-vis the rest of the world.  This conference is interested in the process of socio-cultural changes that such inter-connectedness may foment or produce. The topics of discussion will necessarily evolve around issues of travel, hybridity, identities, social diversity, race and ethnicity, language, international politics, political economy and gender.

In conjunction with the series theme of “intersections” of the three areas of studies: culture, media and area, this conference organising committee calls for papers that deals with the following topics, focusing on the region’s inter-connectedness with cosmopolitan issues of human rights, democracy, identity, diversity:

·         Travel/diaspora/migration

·         Media, media industries and politics

·         Global culture and identity

It will ask questions such as:

·         How do we imagine ourselves as Southeast Asians within the global/cosmopolitan environment we live in today? How have these imaginings affected the everyday life of Southeast Asians?  How important is regionalism in the everyday imaginings?

·         How are the individual states within the region negotiating with issues of people, social and political movements that have reverberations across the region and the rest of the world, and/or vice versa? Is regionalism a solution or deterrence?

·         How are these issues mediated between Southeast Asia and the rest of the world? What role (if any) has global media (including new social media) in the social and political changes within the region? How effective has this new global media been to local socio-political change?

·         How have recent events (political, technological, etc.) in the region change the way we think of concepts such as “cosmopolitan patriotism”, “rooted” or “alternative cosmopolitanism”?

·         In answering some of these questions, what new light can we throw onto our reconceptualization of the idea and practice of “area studies”? How should we do “area studies” in an era of ‘world openness’ and global connectedness? 


Inquiries can be directed to <mailto:sea-cosmopolitan at anu.edu.au>sea-cosmopolitan at anu.edu.au We welcome abstracts of up to 250 words by September 15, 2011.

For further information, visit us at: <http://chl.anu.edu.au/islandseasia/conference/>http://chl.anu.edu.au/islandseasia/conference/

 Sociology of Sport Journal
Special Issue: Conversations between Sociology and Psychology: Applying Social Theory in Micro-Level Sport and Physical Cultural Contexts
Editors: Holly Thorpe (University of Waikato), Tatiana Ryba (Aarhus University)
and Jim Denison (University of Alberta)
This Special Issue examines the potential to combine critical psychology and sociology to create positive change in sport and physical cultural contexts. Developing a theoretically-informed analytical approach to practical issues in sport and exercise, we seek to move beyond the longstanding divide between the sociology and psychology of sport and physical culture by inviting contributions that contest structure/agency, society/individual, macro/micro, and/or theory/practice dichotomies. We encourage submissions that attempt to enhance individuals? experiences in practical sport and exercise contexts through research informed by a larger social critique and analysis. We are looking for articles that emphasize the interconnections between the socio-cultural and the psychological to expand our critical understanding of lived experiences, and inform our research practices and politics in particular sport and physical cultural contexts. Ideally, contributors will draw from both psychological and sociological literatures to go beyond individual-based modes of analysis and intervention to critically examine the possibilities for change emanating from the individual or micro level. We also encourage contributors to engage in theoretical analyses of how social theory can enhance understandings of the socio-psychological dimensions of the sporting/exercising subject-in-the-world.
The editors invite contributions that adopt a transdisciplinary dialogue that engages critical theory to examine topics such as (but not limited to):
Health (e.g., sport and physical cultural health practices, trainers, medical practitioners and athletes? experiences of ruptured embodiment)
Moving bodies (e.g., body-image, body practices, extreme bodies, body aesthetics)
Identities in sport and physical culture including analyses of participants? lived experiences
Coaches? and instructors? practices as discursively formed
Youth sport (e.g., socio-cultural dimensions of athlete development, talent detection and production of careers in high performance sport, competition vs. play)
Performance enhancement interventions that recognize „sporting problems? as social constructions
Transitions (e.g., career transitions, transnational mobilities, trans-athletes)
Affective and/or sensuous sporting experiences (e.g., anger, pleasure, joy, fun)
Risk-taking, injury and pain in sport, exercise and physical culture

Authors should follow the “Instructions of Contributors” found at http://journals.humankinetics.com/submission-guidelines-for-ssj and in every issue of the Sociology of Sport Journal. Word limit is 8,000, including back matter.
Online submissions should be sent to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hk_ssj, and questions should be sent to Dr Holly Thorpe, hthorpe at waikato.ac.nz, Dr Tatiana Ryba, ryba at sport.au.dk, and/or Dr James Denison, jim.denison at ualberta.ca
Due date for Papers: September 30, 2012

CFP: Special edition of PRism: Exploring power and public relations (edited by Jim Mahoney, Marianne Sison & Joy Chia).
Contributors to this special edition of PRism are invited to critically explore the theme “Power and Public Relations.” The editors are especially interested in research that examines and theorises public relations that goes beyond its application in the interests of society’s so-called power elite. In addition, how are power and public relations interpreted within various global, cultural and political contexts? And how does/can public relations advance the cause of marginalised publics?
These themes might be explored through, but need not be limited to, the following possible topics:
·         What is the nature of power in public relations? How is it exercised? Is it transparent or covert?
·         Is there a difference between “power” and “influence”?
·         Who exercises power in public relations? Where? How? Who legitimises that power?
·         Is public discourse a consequence of the power of public relations?
·         For whom is the power of public relations exercised? Against whom? Can the power of public relations be accessed by everyone in society or is it only the privilege of the wealthy?
·         How does the power of public relations work for marginalised members of society? Does public relations empower them? Does their use of public relations bring them to the mainstream?
·         How do social media empower and give voice to marginalised publics?
·         How do NGOs, community groups and other grassroots organisations access the power of public relations? How do public relations practitioners ensure that all voices are included and heard in public discourses?
·         Do power and public relations have cultural dimensions? How does power play out in global public relations practice? How is power perceived and enacted in different cultural settings? Are practitioners “power brokers” - especially in politics? Are practitioners simply ciphers for powerful dominant coalitions?
·         Is there a conflict between public relations power and corporate social responsibility values? Can public relations’ power be used for the common good? Are public relations power and ethics compatible?
·         How do public relations curricula approach issues of power? Do existing curricula focus on public relations’ role in pursuing the interests of corporate dominant coalitions at the expense of other groups in society?
Please see <http://www.prismjournal.org/powercfp.html>http://www.prismjournal.org/powercfp.html for more detail.
•        Submission deadline: 30 November 2011
•        Anticipated publication date: June 2012

2nd Global Conference

Ethical Living: Ethics in Everyday Life

Wednesday 16th May – Friday 18th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Ethical Living: reflecting on ethics in everyday life.

Practitioners of a wide variety of professions, including medicine,
psychology and social work; journalism, tourism and the arts;
architecture, civil engineering and the law, take seriously the need
to engage in reflection about ethical issues as part of their daily
practice, and most professions have an ethical code with which its
members are expected to comply. But ethical issues are not to be found
only in the workplace. Whether we are aware of it or not, we all face
ethical decisions every day. Or at any rate, each day we make
decisions that have ethical significance – about, for example, what
we eat; how we behave towards others, including strangers as well as
family and friends; about the extent to which we are willing to share
what we have with others; about the energy we use in travelling and in
heating our homes, and about which retailers we should use to purchase
food, clothes and the other essentials of modern life.

Probably the most talked about problems in ethical living arise in
relation to human induced climate change, which has provoked heated
debate at every level, and global summits aimed at forging agreements
about how to tackle the problems of global warming. As well as
regulation at local and international level, the problems of climate
change have led also to mountains of advice about what we can to do to
limit our impact on the planet – from changes to the ways in which
we produce and package goods, to how we build, heat and insulate our
homes; and from the advantages of using locally produced food and
other necessities, to those of recycling almost everything. Of course,
global warming is not the only area of life in which ethical living
has become a major focus for many people. For example, they are
concerned also, about a wide range of other issues including:

 The ethical realities that surround food production, such as the use
of chemicals in farming and the introduction of genetically modified
 Corruption in public life.
 The power of multi-national companies and of the media in changing
the ways we think and live.
 Ways of keeping children safe and allowing them to grow to their
full potential, wherever they live.
 Poverty in both developing and developed countries.
 Whether to buy their clothes from cut price shops that source them
from manufacturers that pay their workers such low wages that they are
barely better off than slaves, or from swankier shops that they hope
are more ethical.
 The destruction of the rainforests and the depletion of the
earthâ•˙s resources.

Ethical Living: reflecting on ethics in everyday life, will
facilitate dialogue about living more responsibly and ethically. It
will be of interest to everyone who cares about living in ways that
are respectful of others and respectful of the planet, whether they
are lay people or, for example, ethicists, sociologists, theologians,
anthropologists or psychologists who are interested in what it means
to behave ethically, and in what motivates ethical behaviour.

Abstracts are invited about any aspect of ethics in everyday life, of
which the following suggested topics and questions are merely


 What should we eat and where should we buy our food?
 Should concerns about animal welfare turn us into vegetarians, or
persuade us only to eat meat from animals that have been reared
 Is it really morally better to eat organic, locally produced food?
 Whatâ•˙s more important – the air miles it takes to bring my mange
tout here from Kenya, or the fact that the Kenyan farmer who grows
them gets at least some money?
 Do organically fed, free range chickens really enjoy their lives
more than factory made ones?
 Is eating organically grown beef really more ethical?


 What should we do about the problem of global warming?
 Will it really make any difference if we recycle; consume less
energy and take fewer foreign holidays?
 Should I pay the optional carbon offsetting charge every time I fly?
 What will we do when the oil runs out?
 Wind farms, nuclear power and the overuse of energy.


 What ethical demands do personal relationships with family or
friends place on us?
 Does the role of ╢parentâ•˙ or ╢spouseâ•˙ create particular
ethical responsibilities?
 How responsible are we for those who are less well off than we are?
 Should we give money to beggars in the street, even if we suspect
they will use it for drugs and alcohol?
 Do we also have ethical obligations to strangers, whether they are
from our society or more distant ones, that conflict with our
obligations to friends and lovers?
 Must we donate to every global disaster fund, even if we believe
that our money may not reach those who need our help?
 Should I feel guilty about the plight of folk in developing
countries that are squandering their GDP on warfare?
 What special ethical considerations do sexual relationships involve?


 What does it take for a business to be ethically sound?
 Should multinationals rule the world?
 Whatâ•˙s fair about ╢fairtradeâ•˙?
 Isnâ•˙t ╢Responsible and sustainable tourismâ•˙ just another way
of capturing a share of the market from cyncial business people?
 Should we buy newspapers published by companies that have a track
record of unethical behaviour?

Papers will be considered on any related theme. The Steering Group
particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.
Papers will also be considered on any related theme.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th November 2011.
If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper
should be submitted by Friday 9th March 2012. Abstracts should be
submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be
in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information
and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract,
e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.

E-mails should be entitled: LIVING Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using
footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as
bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is
planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be
included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all
paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a
week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be
lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative
electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Gavin J Fairbairn

Professor of Ethics and Language

Leeds Metropolitan University


United Kingdom

Email: Gavin Fairbairn < mailto:G.Fairbairn at leedsmet.ac.uk>

Rob Fisher


Priory House, Wroslyn Road

Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR

Email: Rob Fisher < mailto:el2 at inter-disiplinary.net>

The conference is part of the Persons series of ongoing research and
publications projects conferences, run within the Probing the
Boundaries domain which aims to bring together people from different
areas and interests to share ideas and explore innovative and
challenging routes of intellectual and academic exploration.

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be
eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be
developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume.

For further details of the project, please visit:


For further details of the conference, please visit:



Submitting a Proposal/Paper:


You may submit your paper/proposal by follwing the instructions on our website. To make a submission, and for detailed information about submitting see:



Dr Baden Offord

Associate Professor in Cultural Studies

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Southern Cross University

E: baden.offord at scu.edu.au

T: +61 2 66 203 162

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