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: email@example.com 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.