Intersectionalities/Interconnections/Liminalities. THE 33rd ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

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Call for Papers
May 15, 2018
Georgia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Humanities, Anthropology, Cultural History / Studies




The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 33rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, October 25-27, 2018. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with INTERSECTIONALITIES/INTERCONNECTIONS/LIMINALITIES and the many relations and intersections between them. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers.  


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Juanamaría Cordones-Cook

Professor Juanamaría Cordones-Cook is the University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor, the Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of Romance Languages and a member of the Academy of Letters of Uruguay. Her scholarship includes contemporary Spanish American literature, theater, and visual arts with a focus on Afro-Hispanic writers and artists. Along with an extensive publication record of journal articles and award-winning books, Cordones-Cook’s research also incorporates image, sound, and movement, having produced and directed oral histories and documentaries. An Emmy nominated filmmaker, Professor Cordones-Cook has built a panoramic compendium and archive of Havana’s Black Renaissance with over twenty documentaries on artists and writers of the African Diaspora with emphasis on Cuba.




We encourage presentations about Intersectionalities/Interconnections/Liminalities on topics including, but not limited to:



  • Africana and Indigenous Studies
  • Literary studies of all periods, places, and times
  • African, Maghrib and Saharan Studies
  • Haitian studies
  • Filmography
  • Afro-Hispanic Studies
  • Opposing concepts such as: war/peace; love/hate; local/global; citizens/immigrants; etc.
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Imperialism and the Natural Sciences
  • Cultural studies
  • Migration, immigration and globalization
  • Feminism, queer and postcolonial theory
  • Linguistics, language and bilingualism
  • Eco-criticism
  • Memory, memorials, and commemoration
  • Study abroad
  • Anthropology
  • Geography and cartography
  • History, historiography, and historical revisions
  • The visual arts, including film studies, photography and graphic design
  • Environmental Studies and Urban Studies
  • Health and travel concerns     
  • Theatre, scenes and landscapes
  • Philosophy
  • Myths and mythology
  • Music, including musical history and theory
  • Economics, including commerce, marketing and trade


We especially welcome presentations about Haitian Studies to honor Dr. Flore Zephir. Dr. Albert Valdman, Director of the IU Creole Institute, will participate in this important recognition.



For individual proposals please submit a one-page, double-spaced abstract to Dr. Ana Zapata-Calle at  Include the presenter’s name, institution, email address, phone number, and any audio-visual or technical requirements for the presentation on a separate page. Papers in French, German and Spanish are welcomed as part of a pre-organized panel.

Submissions for panels of 3-4 presenters are especially welcome.  For panel proposals please submit the panel title, abstracts, and contact information for all speakers and for the panel moderator.  Proposals are due by May 15th, 2018.


Organizing committee:

Dr. Ana Zapata-Calle (University of West Georgia)

Dr. Tomaz Cunningham (Jackson State University)

Dr. Kyle Lawton (University of West Georgia)


2018 registration fees:

  • All UWG faculty and All graduate students: $65
  • Faculty, scholars, and other participants:  $110


Contact Info: 

Dr. Ana Zapata-Calle

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