April, 2011 archive

CFP: Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East/North Africa : An Interdisciplinary Conference (11-14 January 2012, Beirut, Lebanon)

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Within a context of profound political, environmental, and social transformations in America and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), this international conference invites scholarly papers on the theme, “shifting borders.” With this provocative title we aim to think of shifting borders in two primary ways. First, we want to conceive of scholarship that “shifts” the borders of scholarly and disciplinary ways of thinking; and second, we want to
think about the ways that borders of all kinds are malleable, socially constructed, and historically contingent. “Shifting borders” addresses scholarly and political interventions articulated by Edward Said, Gloria Anzaldua, Walter Mignolo and others.

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