Sunday, January 24, 2010

CFP - University of Louisville Graduate Conference in Humanities

Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions, Refutations

University of Louisville
Graduate Conference in Humanities
April 16, 2010

Abstract due: Feb 15th

The PhD in Humanities Program ( and the
Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville
( announces the annual University of Louisville Graduate
Conference in Humanities, April 16, 2010.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Anti: Revisions, Reconstructions,
Refutations.” This conference will encourage a multi-disciplinary approach
to examining issues central to the study of the Humanities. As
interdisciplinary scholars, we seek to investigate how we are informed by
the scholarship that precedes us and how we ratify and revise that

We welcome papers that consider issues of cultural, political, social, and
institutional significance beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries
as well as those that fortify existing connections within and across them.
The papers may address, but are not limited to the following themes and
concepts: commercialization of/and art, embodiment, fourth-wave feminism,
lexical change, liminality, millennial technologies, multi-modal
representation, second modernisms, and contemporary reconceptions of

The conference organizers invite abstracts for individual 15-20 minute
presentations/papers or panel proposals on interdisciplinary
considerations of literature, theory, history, philosophy, the creative
arts, language and linguistics, religious studies, women’s & gender
studies, ethno-musicology, pop culture studies, ethnic studies, and LGBT
studies. Abstracts for creative submissions are also enthusiastically

Presenters should submit abstracts of 300 words by February 15, 2010 to Please include your name, affiliation, mailing
address, and paper title in your email, and please attach an abstract with
title only for blind review.

Notification of acceptance will be issued by March 1, 2010. Early
registration for the conference opens on March 1st; the cost is $10.00.
Late registration ($20.00) begins April 1st and will be accepted through
April 16th. All presentations are eligible for consideration for the
Association of Humanities Academics Prize, which includes $100.00 and
possible publication.

University of Louisville Humanities PhD Program
Bingham Humanities 212
Louisville, KY 40292