|Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday, 13-15 March 2008. |
Plenary Speakers:Mikhail Alexseev--
Mikhail A. Alexseev is an Associate Professor of Political Science at
San Diego State University. A former Kremlin correspondent of the News
from Ukraine weekly, Alexseev was the first Soviet citizen to receive a
Reuters’ Fellowship at the University of Oxford and the NATO Democratic
Institutions Fellowship in 1990. He is the author of Without Warning:
Threat Assessment, Intelligence, and Global Struggle (1997) and the
editor of Center-Periphery Conflict in Post-Soviet Russia: A Federation
Imperiled (1999). His articles have appeared in numerous journals,
newspapers, and magazines, including Political Science Quarterly,
Journal of Peace Research, Political Communication, The New York Times,
Newsweek, USA Today, and The Seattle Times.
Recent USC Annenberg Fellow, now Assistant Professor of Raza Studies at San Francisco State University. She has published in numerous anthologies including "The Deterritorialized Telenovela in a Neo-network Era: Finding an online home for MyNetwork Soaps" in Millennial TV: Media Convergence, Viral Networking, and a Wired Audience; "Digital Media and New Technology" and "Quinceañera" in Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia; "Monolingualism, Biculturalism, and Cable TV: HBO Latino and the Promise of the Multiplex" in Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting. Her work has also appeared in Latino Studies, Communication Review, and in The Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Popular Culture in the United States.
4 February 2008 -- We will shortly be posting registration instructions and hotel info. We thank everyone for their patience; the registration deadline is of course extended.
20 December 2007 -- We will also be featuring talk by the Double Vision intermedia performance group.
Scope: We seek papers, panels, workshops, and artistic works that examine the connections/disconnections between enactments and
perceptions of empire with migrations, diasporas and/or networks. We hope that participants will address the issues of empire from antiquity
to postmodernity, on every continent and from many cultures. We also hope to look at a variety of empires such as national, media, corporate, and technological. To situate these topics in as broad a context as possible, we seek presentations by scholars working in such disciplines as Anthropology, Architecture & Art History, Humanities and Social Sciences, Computing, Economics, Education, Ethnic & Gender Studies, Film Studies, Geography, History, Literature, New Media, Philosophy, Politics & Public Policy, and the Natural and Physical Sciences.
Please use the link to the upper left to submit a single paper. We also welcome panel proposals which should a title, and include abstracts for all papers; these maybe emailed directly to Kim De Vries. If you wish to solicit proposals for a panel through our website, please contact Kim at the email address given on the left; we are happy to add sub-calls to our pages. We also welcome submission of creative work; for information on submitting sample images, video, etc, again please contact Kim De Vries.
Please consider our current Panel Calls.
Suggested topics might include, but are by no means limited to, the following:
- Diasporas and Migrations: geographic, cultural, ideological, rhetorical, technological or other.
- Sustainability & the Political Ecology of diasporic communities, migrations, and networks.
- Reverse Colonization of place, of media, of technologies.
- Imperial Borders & Language: Dominance, Discrimination, & Assimilation.
- Images of Empire in Popular Culture.
- Teaching/Subverting Imperial Ideology: Empire, Education, & Resistant Pedagogy.
- Borders and "Borders" -- Theorizing Cultural Connection, Separation, and Entanglement.
- From Hollywood and Microsoft to DIY Videos and the Open Source Movement: Media Empires, Rebellions, and Collaborations.
- Home: Migration, Place, & Identity.
- Constructing/Constricting Identities.
- Imperialism & Visual and Musical Culture.
- Theories of Empire: the Political, Historical, Erotic, & Aesthetic.
- The Imperial In-Between in Drama, Fiction, Film, & Poetry.
- Networks of Resistance: Feminist, Ecological, Ethnic, Technological, etc.
- Dialectism & Resistance: Black English, Chicanismo, & Linguistic Minorities.
- Technological Migrations: Empire, Film, TV, and the Web.
- Gender & Migration, Diaspora, and/or Networks.
- Cosmopolitanism: World Culture vs. Local Identity.
- Imperialism, Philanthropy, & Aid.
|Online submissions open
||Oct 1, 2007
|Online submissions close
||Dec 15, 2007
|Online registration opens
||Feb 12, 2008
|Online Registration Closes
Note, speakers must register by February 28 to ensure inclusion in the program.
|March 15, 2008
||March 13-15, 2008
|Submissions will be reveiwed upon receipt. Those requiring early decisions and/or official invitations for funding or travel purposes should note this when submitting their proposal.
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