CFP: Interdisciplinary Grad Conference on Fluidity in Identity, Discipline, and Media DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Call for Papers
April 8, 2017
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Social Sciences, Sexuality Studies, Literature, Journalism and Media Studies

Cross-Currents: Finding Fluidity in Identity, Discipline, and Media

deadline for submissions: February 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: Duquesne University English Graduate Organization
contact email:

Cross-Currents: Finding Fluidity in Identity, Discipline, and Media

Saturday, April 8, 2017 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

With Keynote Address by T. Austin Graham (Columbia University)

Inspired by evolving definitions of the humanities, the Duquesne University English Graduate Conference seeks papers from graduate and upper-level undergraduate students on fluidity in identity, discipline, and media. How does the rise of the digital humanities and interdisciplinarity create new frameworks for defining, explaining, and challenging traditional conceptions of discipline, text, and methodologies? How does fluidity between binarisms in media, identity, and discipline enrich scholarship? We invite submissions for panels, papers, posters, and other media presentations that explore exchange across demarcations in all periods and disciplines and embody academic fluidity.

Possible topics for presentation include, but are not limited to:

  • Intermediality & Multimodality (i.e. intersections of popular culture and media, music/film/visual art in literature, adaptation)
  • Intertextuality & Interdisciplinarity (i.e. medicine, science, phenomenology, musicology, philosophy, psychology, education, journalism, law, history, religion, social justice)
  • Pedagogy, Theories of Reading and Writing
  • Growth and Circulation of Print and Digital Culture; Digital Humanities
  • Intersubjectivity & Performance (i.e. fluidity in race, gender, sexuality, ability, etc.)
  • Movement & Mobility
  • Ethics & Affect

Presentation modes:

  • Paper presentation: We welcome individual papers no longer than 20 minutes. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your paper by February 1, 2017.
  • Panel presentation: We welcome pre-made panels of three presenters. Proposals should include a title, rationale for the panel, and individual paper abstracts (250-300 words each). Panels should be no longer than 60 minutes to allow time for a question and answer period. Please send all of this information by midnight on February 1, 2017.
  • Poster presentation: We welcome poster presentations for display during the day of the conference. Posters should be no larger than 36" by 48". Presenters may either elect to use a corkboard or a table. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your research by midnight on February 1, 2017.
  • Digital presentation: We welcome digital presentations (blog, vlog, website, digital humanities project, etc.) for display. Please note that you must provide your own computer. Please send a 250-300 word abstract of your research and specify if you have any other AV needs by midnight on February 1, 2017.

Please submit all proposals to

If you have any questions prior to submitting your proposal, please contact conference co-directors, Marla Anzalone and Carol Fox at

Contact Info: 

Marla Anzalone and Carol Fox are the Conference Co-Chairs. Contact them via the English Graduate Organization email. 

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