Call For Papers 2013
The Environment, Space, and Place Division (ESPD) seeks participants for the Eleventh Annual Cultural Studies Association Meeting, to be held at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL, May 23-26, 2013.2
Topic 1: Gardens: intersecting science, culture and art
The evolution of gardens - including herbariums, arboreta, agricultural and botanical collections and displaysâ€”reflects the intersection of interests in botanical sciences, geography, agriculture, art, design, and cultural production. This session seeks papers that reflect on the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts that both produced and which enable us to understand the production of gardens. The conference welcomes papers that explore cultural studies as a field that intervenes in social and intellectual modes of disciplinarity from a variety of critical locations. In this vein, we seek papers that either examine the inter- or transdisciplinary production of gardens, or which engage in inter- or transdisciplinary examination of gardens as cultural productions.
Topic 2: Other papers related to Cultural Studies of Environment, Space and Place
Proposals for papers should include:
- the title of the paper;
- the name, title, affiliation, and email address of the author;
- an abstract of the 20 minute paper (<500 words)
Please send to Doug Herman, Division Chair, Senior Geographer, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian: firstname.lastname@example.org. (202) 633-8843.
Chair: Douglas Herman
The CSA Division on Environment, Space and Place spans the union of cultural studies and geography. Approaching culture as spatial allows for powerful analyses of dominance and resistance, style, consumption, identity, ideology, as well as human-environment relations. Space and place - and representations thereof in various media - both result from and reassert force on culture. The Division welcomes discussion in all areas pertaining to environment, space and place, past and present, and encourages interdisciplinary consideration of these topics.