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East/West: Points of Contact
Williamsport, PA, March 2001


EAST/WEST: POINTS OF CONTACT

MARCH 15-17, 2001

LYCOMING COLLEGE, WILLIAMSPORT, PA


Call for Papers for EAST/WEST: POINTS OF CONTACT


This interdisciplinary scholarly conference will examine intersections between
East and West in the arts, literature, religion and culture, with particular
attention to manifestations of differences, appropriations, perceptions and
transformations.

Papers are invited for presentation at this interdisciplinary conference to be
held at Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on March 15-17, 2001. Please
send abstract of 1-2 pages and c.v. to:


Amy Golahny, Associate Professor of Art History

Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA 17701, USA

E-mail: golahny@lycoming.edu

Fax: +1-570-321-4090.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 31, 2000.

The conference opens on Thursday, March 15, with a Gallery Talk and exhibition by
Patrick Nagatani, award-winning photographer, author of Nuclear Enchantment, and
Chair of the Photography Department at the University of New Mexico. (The exhibit
will be open Friday and Saturday for participants who do not arrive until Friday.)
The conference will feature guest lectures by Dr. Benjamin A. Elman, Princeton
Visiting Mellon Professor in Traditional Chinese History and Civilization, and Dr.
Scott Westrem, Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Sessions will be
held Friday afternoon, and Saturday. The conference will end with an international
film festival on Saturday evening, March 17, 2001, featuring Barbara Sonneborn,
Director of Regret to Inform.

Registration fee of $30 includes Friday dinner and lunch on Saturday.  
Accommodation will be available at area hotels.

Williamsport, a small city in north central Pennsylvania, has retained much of its
Victorian character. It is located just off Interstate 80, and connected by air to
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

This conference is supported in part by a generous grant from the Henry Luce
Foundation.