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Call for Papers: "Framing Cities: Understanding Equities of Place" Conference

November 18th, 2013

“Framing Cities: Understanding Equities of Place”

City, Culture + Community
An Interdisciplinary PhD Program
Tulane University
Inaugural Symposium
New Orleans, LA
February 12-14, 2014

Call for Papers – 250-500 abstract due by December 8, 2013

The City, Culture + Community (CCC) program invites graduate students to submit papers to our inaugural symposium, “Framing Cities: Understanding Equities of Place”. We live in an increasingly urban world. Best estimates suggest 75% of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050. This presents new social, economic, political, and environmental challenges. We believe these changes must be addressed through the partnership and collaboration of a diverse collection of disciplines.

Our goal is to create an environment in which this fusion of perspectives and approaches will generate productive forms of knowledge, discourse and activism. As the academy continues to evolve, interdisciplinarity proves more and more a necessity. The 2014 City, Culture + Community symposium, “Framing Cities: Understanding Equities of Place”, will provide a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue on topics related to the environment, culture, production, and social justice.

We invite submissions from a variety of perspectives, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies. We are particularly interested in how scholars frame issues of (but not limited to) design, community, family practices, and social interactions and issues. By place, we mean a cultural context or site in which such social, political, environmental, and economic dynamics occur. It is with an eye towards equity, equality, and social justice that we ask in what ways can we conceptualize, that is understand, and optimize issues of equity.

Viewpoint papers, literature reviews, journal articles, area exam sections, dissertation chapters, etc. may be submitted for review.

Please submit abstracts online by December 8, 2013 at

For questions, email Brad Powers, or Clare Cannon,

You will receive notification of your acceptance status by December 20, 2013.

The deadline for submission of full papers is February 1, 2014.

For the original City, Culture + Community call for papers, click here.







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Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

La convocatoria será publicada en agosto 2014.

Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.

Call for papers coming in August 2014.