CFP — CRITICAL JUNCTURE — Friday, March 22nd– Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, Emory University

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Conference Information


Friday, March 22nd– Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Emory University,

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 21st, 2012


CRITICAL JUNCTURE is a conference that seeks to foster a critical discourse on difference, inequality and, at the precipice of these, intersectionality. We will explore new applications of intersectionality that contend with the complex interactions between multiple identities and the power structures within which they develop, and put these approaches in conversation with the critical race and feminist frameworks that originated intersectional research.

The conference will include keynote addresses from scholars central to intersectional theory and analysis, including disability studies scholar Nirmala Erevelles, author of Disability and Difference in Global Contexts: Enabling a Transformative Body Politic. In addition, a diverse group of Emory University faculty, including Drs. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Sander Gilman, Mark Sanders, and Benjamin Reiss will serve as panel discussants.


CRITICAL JUNCTURE seeks to showcase the works of emerging scholars, particularly graduate students and early career faculty. Additionally, we encourage the participation of a range of presenters from large and small universities and colleges, non-academic institutions (non-profit community development, public health and arts organizations), and scholars employing alternative modes of scholarship (visual, performance).

We invite contributions along four main themes:

* Critical approaches to race and ethnicity
* Globalization / economies of ‘difference’
* Disability and intersectionality
* Gendered ‘borderlands’

Areas of research may include, but are not limited to:

* Race and Ethnic Studies
* Disability Studies
* Gender and Queer Studies
* Anthropology
* English
* Comparative Literature
* Sociology
* History
* Psychology
* Visual and Performance Arts
* Art History
* Education
* Religion and Ethics
* Law
* Economics
* Public Health

Submission Guidelines

* Presentations will be 10-12 minutes. An additional 10 minutes will be allotted for a question-answer period for each presenter.

* Paper proposal due by Friday, December 21st, 2012

* Proposal should include: 1) Paper Abstract (250-300 words)

2) Curriculum Vitae

* Presentation proposals (abstract and CV) should be e-mailed as PDF attachments by Friday, December 21st, 2012.
* Acceptance notifications will be sent out in January 2013.
* For accepted applicants, the completed paper will be due by Monday, March 11th, 2013.

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