[URBANTH-L] CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, New Brunswick, NJ, November 4-6th, 2005

Blagovesta Momchedjikova bmm202 at nyu.edu
Sat Jun 18 14:16:10 EDT 2005

Urban Culture Area, Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture 
Association, New Brunswick, NJ, November 4-6th, 2005

The focus of this year’s Urban Culture area is the current state of 
cities. We seek presenters who explore the varied ways in which cities 
are changing (or not) and the continuous efforts of people to make 
cities more habitable. Papers addressing issues such as displacement, 
multi-cultural encounter, hybridization, and the production or loss of 
public space in the context of the metropolitan city are welcome. How 
do the home, museum, street performance, ethnic food, architecture, 
spoken and written word, photography, film, sound, music, and 
movement, help us negotiate our urban desires and to what end? What is 
the role of new technologies in such negotiation? Historical or 
ethnographic studies of cities, poetic accounts of personal 
geographies through cities, and explorations of highly orchestrated or 
surprisingly improvised events in designated areas in the city are 
encouraged. If interested in participating in a workshop on “writing 
the urban,” in addition to presenting a paper, please, indicate so. 
Please, send your 1-page paper abstracts (including preliminary titles 
and current contact information) and 1-paragraph recent bios as virus-
free, Word attachments to Blagovesta Momchedjikova, bmm202 at nyu.edu, by 
June 15th, 2005. (Late proposals will be accepted until June 20th, 

Blagovesta Momchedjikova
Department of Performance Studies
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
bmm202 at nyu.edu

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