CFP: Veiled Constellations: The Veil, Critical Theory, Politics, and Contemporary Society

Here is a Call for Papers with a deadline of 1 October 2009. 

The conference is titled Veiled Constellations: The Veil, Critical Theory, Politics, and Contemporary Society.  It is an international conference “designed to problematize the prevailing discourses surrounding the veil, while exploring its subversive potential,” to be held at York University in Toronto, Canada from June 3-5, 2010.   

The conference asks “what new insights may be unearthed in moving beyond the impetus to repudiate, fear, or adore the veil” and welcomes submissions “of all sorts that deal with the issue, including those that take cross-cultural, historical, and/or comparative approaches.”

Submission formats may include academic papers from any relevant discipline and/or creative submissions such as poetry, video performances, storytelling, visual arts and other alternative formats, in addition to panels and roundtables.

Suggested themes include, to name just a few:  militarism, revolution, the postcolonial experience, undoing borders, labor, patriarchy, popular culture, prisons, enclosures, concealing males, epistemology, history, social justice, and literature. 

For full details on the call, click here to read it on the conference web site,  The deadline is October 1, 2009.

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  • Mellissa September 29, 2009 09.40 am

    I read a really interesting book that Jennifer Heath put together on this subject. It is a compilation of essays titled, “The Veil: Women Writers on it’s History, Lore, and Politics”.


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