[OPE-L] 4th Intl Conf on 'New Directions in the Humanities' in Tunisia

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Mon Feb 20 2006 - 10:09:53 EST

See below and note 28 Feb deadline for abstracts.
In solidarity, Jerry


Dear Colleague,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Conference Organising Committee to

inform you of the next round in the call for papers for the:


University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, 3-6 July 2006


The conference will continue in its endeavours to develop an

interdisciplinary agenda for the humanities.

Main Speakers at the conference will include:

* Tariq Ali, novelist, historian and commentator. Amongst his recent

publications are 'The Clash of Fundamentalisms' and 'Rough Music: Blair/

Bombs/ London/ Baghdad/ Terror'.

* Joan Copjec, Professor, Departments of English and Comparative

Literature, and Director, Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and

Culture, The State University of New York, Buffalo. She writes in the

areas of feminism, psychoanalysis, art, architecture, film, and film

theory. Amongst her recent publications is the book 'Imagine There's No

Woman: Ethics and Sublimation'.

* Bassam Tibi, Professor of International Relations in Goettingen,

Germany, and also A.D. White Professor at Large in Cornell. Recent books

include 'The Challenge of Fundamentalism' and 'Islam Between Culture and


* Kate Soper, Professor of Philosophy, Institute for the Study of

European Transformations, London Metropolitan University, United

Kingdom, is the author of 'What is Nature?' and 'To Relish the Sublime?

Culture and Self-Realisation in Postmodern Times'.

The conference will also include numerous paper, colloquium and workshop

presentations. I would particularly like to invite you to respond to the

conference call for papers and presentations. Presenters may choose to

submit written papers for publication before or after the conference in

the refereed International Journal of the Humanities. If you are unable

to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also

available which allow you to submit a paper for review and possible

publication in the journal, and provide subscriber access to the

electronic version of the journal, including all current and back


The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and

short abstract) is 28 February 2006. Proposals are reviewed within four

weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online

call for presentations form, are to be found at the conference website -


We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to

join us in Tunis in July 2006.

Yours Sincerely,

Prof. Tom Nairn

The Globalism Institute,

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


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