CFP – "Global Lives" Conference at SBU Manhattan, with Keynote by NYU’s Una Chaudhuri

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 1, 2012]
3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
Cultural Analysis and Theory Department
Stony Brook Manhattan
October 13th, 2012
Keynote Lecture to be delivered by:
Una Chaudhuri
“Global Lives”
The rapid changes currently experienced in the different spheres of contemporary life are loosely addressed by the term “globalization.”
How do we theorize these changes? And perhaps more importantly, while these changes are often considered a global phenomenon, are they not also shaped by a set of discourses? This calls for a reconsideration of key terms such as “domination” and “hegemony”, as well as of the various intellectual/cultural positions associated with them. In particular, we aim to reconsider the cultural sphere as a globalized phenomenon in which cultural products circulate on a worldwide scale, and as a sphere where “global” experiences are articulated.

The conference will attempt to explore some of the many aspects of this globalized view of culture, as well as other aspects of global lives, economical, political or other. We seek to engage scholars from a wide range of disciplines to bring together the different theories and perspectives of globalization in order to articulate the diverse experiences of living in a globalized world.
Topics include but are not limited to:
        Transnational cinema and global film industry
        New media and transnational communication networks
        Mass media and global culture industry
        Transnational literature(s)
        Colonialism and postcolonial theory (empire, diaspora, exile, migration)
        Emerging discourses of globalization, academic and popular
        Globalization as historical process
        Global material culture
        Circulation of capital, goods, and people
        Labor and work life on a global scale
        Travel and tourism
        Cultural Geography and Cartography
        Educational Responses to a Global Culture
        Popular movements and the various shapes of resistance
        Ecology on a worldwide scale
        National identities
        Military, defense, homeland security and warfare studies
Submission and acceptance to the conference is based on blind peer review of a 250-300 word abstract. Panels and non-traditional presentations will also be considered. Graduate students interested in submitting should email an abstract, paper title, 2-3 sentence bio, affiliation and contact information to by June 1, 2012.Presenters will be informed by August 1, 2012.
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