22 June 2007

CFP - The Intercultural World: Theoretical Approaches, Interdisciplinary Perspectives (29-30 November 2007; Melbourne) Deadline: 17 Aug 2007

Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers on the above theme.

The aim of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for scholars working within the field of interculturality, broadly conceived, to discuss theoretical approaches to this area of inquiry. Although the field of interculturality is well established, critical and systematic reflection on theoretical approaches to the intercultural world has been comparatively neglected. This workshop is intended to encourage the elaboration of varied theoretical perspectives from a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, to offer an opportunity for the presentation of such perspectives, and to provide a forum for in-depth collective discussion of issues and questions.

Date: 29-30th November, 2007
Venue: Monash University, Melbourne (Caulfield Campus)

Topics and themes of discussion might include (but are in no way restricted to) the following:

  • The meanings of interculturality
  • Theorizing intercultural communication
  • The ‘clash of civilizations’
  • Theorizing the ‘self’, the ‘other’ and ‘strange’
  • Theorizing intercultural, cross cultural and comparative approaches

Paper proposals to be received by Friday, 17th August, 2007.

Email proposals to: Intercultural.World@arts.monash.edu.au
Please include: title, abstract of 150-200 words, institutional affiliation.
Proposers will be notified about their proposals early September.
A final title and abstract for distribution to participants will be required by 31st October.

Papers will be of 30 minutes duration, with extra discussion time.

For further information, email Dr Suzi Adams: suzi.adams@arts.monash.edu.au

The workshop is jointly sponsored by the School of Political and Social Inquiry and the School of Linguistics, Cultures and Languages, Monash University.