CFP Deep South in the Global South (Louisiana)

An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 6-8, 2017 // The University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana

“Nothing important can come from the South. The axis of history starts in Moscow, goes to Bonn, crosses over to Washington, and then goes to Tokyo. What happens in the South is of no importance.”

On a fundamental level, The Deep South in the Global South (DSGS) conference argues, first and foremost, that the South, in all its various manifestations, plays a vital role in any global conversation. The South is more than place. It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas transcending both geographical and ideological boundaries.

The DSGS conference is a three-day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore these connections. We invite all scholars and graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit critical and creative proposals that explore humanity’s interactions with and responses to an increasingly globalized world. Here are some possible approaches to this conference theme:
*Relations between the North and the South
*(Re)defining or challenging the notion of “Global South”/”Deep South”
*The language of a global identity (Cross-linguistic/multilingual perceptions)
*Conceptualizations of passing; ethnic hybridity
*Interethnic influences and cultural appropriations
*The politics of food
*Capitalism and academia
*Labor politics in the Global South
*Knowledge production and dissemination
*Creative pedagogies for generating/transforming learning
*Citizenship and Transnationalism
*Global feminisms; Women and nation building
*Gender equality
*World development and the environment; global warming
*International trade and finance
*The role of social media in revolution/resistance
*Urban development and gentrification
*Imperialism and subalternity
*Health and disease; Global epidemics (Zika Virus, H1N1, Bird Flu, SARS, etc)
*Commodification of place; the World Tourism Organization and poverty
*Peace and Globalism; Global Terrorism

The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete session submissions as well as individual paper abstract submissions. Deadline for individual papers and complete panel submissions: December 9th, 2016. Submit all proposals to globalsouth2017[at]

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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