Thursday, February 07, 2013

CFP: There and Back Again: Cultural Perspectives on Time and Space

Welcome to the international conference There and Back Again... Cultural Perspectives on Time and Space. The conference is organized by the doctoral student council, Department of Culture and Media Studies. More information will be available shortly on this website.

Call for Papers is now open - please submit your abstracts by February 15, 2013. Hope to see you in Umeå this spring!

The concepts of time and space are intrinsic parts of the factual and fictional experience. No matter where (or when) we look at the humanities temporality and spatiality form the basis of our research; implicitly or explicitly. However, questions regarding space and time are often overlooked as potential points of theoretical departure or a basis for methodological tools. The aim of this conference is to explore the possibilities of time and space within the diverse fields of the humanities.
We invite paper proposals from doctoral students from all disciplines of the humanities that address (but are not limited to) the following aspects:
  • Identity and (inter)subjectivity.
  • Narratives and narrativity.
  • Representation/-s and creation of space and time.
  • Theoretical perspectives on temporality and/or spatiality.
  • The future and the fantastic.
  • Transgressing bodies.
  • Geography and migration.
  • History and politics.
    Papers on all other topics pertinent to the conference’s scope of interest are also welcome.
Jack Halberstam, University of Southern California.
James Barrett, Umeå University.

INFORMATION: Send electronic submissions to the organizers, Tamara Andersson, Märit Simonsson and Josefine Wälivaara:
Abstract, maximum 300 words should be submitted by February 15, 2013. Please state whether you would like to make an 8 or 20 minute presentation. Specify any technical requirements. Note that we only accept papers in English.

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