[URBANTH-L]CFP: Empire: Migrations, Diasporas, Networks (California State University Stanislaus)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed Nov 28 15:26:11 EST 2007

[forwarded from GEOGFEM at LSV.UKY.EDU]

Call for Papers and Presentations -
Submission Deadline: December 15,  2007

Empire: Migrations, Diasporas, Networks
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 13-15 March 2008.
California State University Stanislaus (USA)

Continuing a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation about empire,
California State University Stanislaus will host a third conference on
Empire in March 2008, this time exploring Migrations, Diasporas, and

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, and USA Today.

Katynka Martinez-- 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.

Proposals sought - Submission Deadline: December 15, 2007

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.

    Suggested topics might include, but are by no means limited to, the
        * 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, &
        * 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, &
        * 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.

For more info and online proposal submission visit:

Betsy Eudey, PhD
Director/Assistant Professor, Gender Studies
Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies
California State University Stanislaus
801 W Monte Vista Ave
Turlock, CA, USA 95382
BEudey at csustan.edu 

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