12.0262 CFP: diasporas

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 262.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 10:40:26 -0500 (CDT)
From: BRUNI <jbrun@eagle.cc.ukans.edu>
Subject: CFP: (Per)Forming Diasporas

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(Per)Forming Diasporas: Movements Mediations and Meanings

APRIL 2-4, 1999
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, USA

The American Studies Program at the University of Kansas, Lawrence,
invites submissions for papers or panel presentations on the above topic.
We welcome presentations that consider the topic in material and elastic
terms, specifically as the concept of "Diaspora" may relate to "American"

Submissions may explore (but are by no means limited to) the following
aspects of (Per)Forming Diasporas:

-- "Virtual" and "Real" diasporas
-- National (be)longings
-- Diasporic identities/spaces/limits
-- Cultural dispersions and (dis)appearances
-- Border realignments and imaginings
-- In(corporate)ing bodies
-- Knowing bodies/knowing borders
-- Moving desires
-- Queer diasporas
-- "Foreign" bodies/"foreign" agents
-- Critical and theoretical diasporas
-- Framing Otherness
-- De-territorrializations
-- Authorizing authenticities
-- Nativ(e)ity scenes
-- Re-configuring Race
-- E(race)sures
-- Law, subjectivity and the diaspora
-- Transcultural gender codes

Michael Warner will be keynoting the conference along with other
unconfirmed guests.

The deadline to send a 1 page (250 word) abstract is January 15, 1999.
E-mail submissions and inquiries are welcome. Please send electronic
submissions to: diaspora@raven.cc.ukans.edu or hard-copy submissions to:
Graduate Student Conference, American Studies Program, 2120 Wescoe Hall,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

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