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Bakhtin and Cultural Studies, Crossroads Conference
Birmingham, June 2000

Call for Papers for the Session:  "Cultural Dialogues and Dialogic 
Cultures:  Mikhail Bakhtin and the Communication of Cultural Studies"

A Session to be held at the Third International "Crossroads in Cultural 
Studies" Conference
June 21-25, 2000
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
First keynote:  Stuart Hall

Call for Papers:  "How are theories of culture articulated?  How do
theories of Bakhtinian dialogue inform cultural studies? 
Interdisciplinary presentations are sought which are scholarly, artistic
and/or performative.  This session seeks to explore social and political
relations between cultures and across disciplines, recognizing
contributions made in the scholarship arising from the works of the
Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin." 

Session organiser and chair:  M. Michael Schiff
Section: 12.8 Cultural Studies
Deadline for Submission of Proposals:  January 31, 2000

This session has been approved for the Crossroads in Cultural Studies
conference.  There will be five 15 to 20 minute presentations in the 105
minute session.  In addition to the title and a 150 word abstract of your
presentation, please provide mail and email addresses.  Notice of
acceptance will be conveyed by February 18, 2000.  Drafts of papers are
requested by April 15, 2000. 

Proposals may be submitted by email (preferably within the text of your 
message and not as an attachment) or by writing to:
M. Michael Schiff
Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University
283 York Lanes, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Canada
M3J 1P3

It is a conference regulation that participants must pre-register (i.e.,
pay the appropriate registration fee to the conference organizers) by
April 30, 2000. 

After two very successful conferences in Tampere, Finland, Crossroads has
moved to Birmingham.  The first two conferences attracted over 500
participants from all continents. There are 15 sections with over 125
sessions planned for the third conference.  In addition to Stuart Hall,
keynotes include (with more to be announced): Keyan Tomaselli; Daniel
Mato; Ueno Chizuko.  At the 2nd Crossroads, keynotes included:  Lawrence
Grossberg, Patricia Hill Collins, Catherine Belsey, Paul Gilroy.  At the
1st Crossroads, keynotes included:  Ien Ang, Antony Easthope, Lawrence
Grossberg, Handel K. Wright, Joke Hermes. 

For much more information, go to the conference website:

Information about the very successful first two Crossroads conferences is 
available at: