The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013. From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities, encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research. By juxtaposing issues such as intercultural negotiation, trans-(post)modern society, migratory aesthetics, diverse understandings within liquid societies, and symbolic struggle, this conference provides a venue to explore the post-(de)colonial dilemmas created by the reinvention and promotion of culture as a coherent and diverse reality.
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 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.
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).
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). Abstracts must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 10, 2013.
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.