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        1.     Jessica Clark , Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference

Message 1: Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference
Date: 03-Dec-2010
From: Jessica Clark <Jessica.Clarknau.edu>
Subject: Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference
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Full Title: Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference

Date: 25-Feb-2011 - 26-Feb-2011
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Contact Person: Jessica Clark
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cal.nau.edu/english/ogse/peaks.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The annual Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference is a two day conference in beautiful Northern Arizona which provides graduate scholars with a great opportunity for intellectual exchange within and across disciplines including the various linguistic emphases.

Whether it is Iago, The Blob, or Joseph Stalin, representations and interpretations of evil thrive in literature, history, culture, art, and media. This year’s conference will take a multi-disciplinary approach to these representations in order to explore the ways in which we understand, imagine, identify with, are repulsed by and subvert the concept of evil.

Call for Papers:

Although we will accept submissions on all topics, papers related to this year's featured theme--Villainy and Monstrosity: Representations of Evil--will be given special attention. Submissions that address the theme will be presented in a featured panel alongside many other panels covering a wide variety of topics from poetry to sustainability. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome.

Presented by the NAU's Organization of Graduate Students of English & History Department

February 25th and 26th
Kickoff on February 24th
NAU University Union

All other interdisciplinary topics will also be considered. Suggested and
Former topics:

- Historical and Political 'Bad Guys'
- The Real World Monsters of Corporate (Im)morality

- Environmental Atrocities and Abominations
- Taboos: Sexuality and Gender-bending

- Presence of the Gothic or Grotesque in the Arts
- Manifestations of Good versus Evil in the Arts

- Villians, Monsters and Other Troublemakers in
Children's Literature and Media
- Historical, Literary and Cultural Manifestations of Good versus Evil
- Political Vilification in the Media
- Social Constructions of Evil: The 'Other' Perceived as Monster

Other strand possibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Exploring Culture and Multi-Culturalism in the U.S. and Abroad
-Expanding Our Success by Reaching Across Disciplines
-Interactions Between Media and the World
-Identity and Mutual Transformation
-New Pedagogies
-Performances of Original Creative Works
-Merging, Meeting, and Resistance
-Metamorphosis
-Poetry and New Interpretations
-Language and Others
-Expanding/Exploring Methods of Communication
-Breaking Through Paradigms of Literary Studies
- Technical Writing and Shifting Methodologies
-Exploring Societal Paradigms
- The Arts and the Sciences: Interdisciplinary Parallels
-Cross Displinary Boundaries in Areas of Linguistics

Deadline for Submission:

January 10, 2011

Registration Fee: $10

Please contact OGSE is you have any questions regarding your topic for submission.

OSGE
English Department
PO Box 6032
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Email: ogsenau.edu

http://www.cal.nau.edu/english/ogse/peaks.htm

We welcome submissions for presentations, panels, roundtables, strands, and
pedagogical demonstrations.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER AND PANEL/ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS:

1.For individual papers, please submit an abstract (250 words maximum) along with your name, phone number, and email address.

a.Creative Writing submissions please include an abstract plus a 1-2 page excerpt.

2. For panels and roundtables, please submit

a. A proposal abstract for the panel/roundtable (250 words maximum)

b. An abstract for each individual panelist's paper (250 words maximum)

3. If your panel, roundtable, reading, and/or presentation requires any visual media, please note that a computer (not Apple Compatible) is available upon request.

4. Please submit email proposals as Microsoft Word attachment (.doc or .docx), and include the phrase "Peaks Conference abstract submission" in the subject line.

You may submit documents by:

Email:

ogsenau.edu

Postal Mail:

OGSE, Attn: Jessica Clark
English Department
PO Box 6032
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

In Person:

Northern Arizona University
Liberal Arts Building (18)
Room 140, Attn: OGSE/Jessica Clark



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