Monday, March 4, 2013

CFP for Law, Literature & the Humanities Assn. of Australasia

The Law, Literature & the Humanities Association of Australasia has issued the following Call for Papers:
Interpellations 5 – 8 December 2013
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
The annual conference of the Association invites scholarly and creative research on the theme of interpellations from academics and graduate students working at the crossroads of law, justice, and culture, whether based in legal theory or in disciplines such as literature, art, film, music, history, continental philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, visual culture, or cultural studies. Contributions may take a variety of forms from traditional academic papers to poster presentations, video, or other genres or media. Contributors should provide a title and an abstract of 200 words or less, no later than 31 May 2013, by email sent to Please include your name and the word Interpellations in the subject line. 
By way of explaining the conference theme, the website includes the following definitions of "interpellations":
  1. to interrupt, from inter- 'between' + pellere 'to drive'
  2. to interrupt the order of the day by demanding an explanation concerning a government action or policy
  3. of an ideology or discourse, to address in order to bring into being or give identity to a subject
  4. to interview with the goal of extracting a confession
For more information, including keynote speakers and registration rates, go to the conference website. (Hat tip: H-law)