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Call for Papers: Liminal Existences and Migrant Resistances
sponsored by English Department and the Center for Transnational Justice
March 24-26, 2021
In Migrancy, Culture, Identity, Iain Chambers describes migrancy as that which involves “a dwelling in language, in histories, in identities that are constantly subject to mutation. Always in transit, the promise of a homecoming—completing the story, domesticating the detour—becomes an impossibility. History gives way to histories.” (Chambers 5). However, it is important to recognize that migrancy is not defined solely by the movement between different geographies, but located in the power relations produced by transnational affiliations which dictate inclusion and exclusion, belonging, and access. The function of these dynamics has become of extreme relevance and importance to our contemporary world, especially in light of the global pandemic. It is therefore the goal of this conference to engage scholars, students, and community members in an examination of the transnational and transdisciplinary boundaries affecting issues of access and equity in our contemporary society. We are still accepting creative work (broadly defined) and scholarly engagements with the following topics:
- intersectionality, race and gender
- representations of migrancy in cultural productions and literature
- language and linguistic communities
- migration, transnationalism, and the global pandemic
Please submit a 250 to 500 word abstract or description of your project to Ibtisam M. Abujad at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5th.