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Veiled Constellations

Added by admin on 2009-08-14

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-06-03
Last Date Last Day: 2010-06-05
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2009-10-01

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: NA
Email Email: submission@veiledconstellations.com
Address Address: York University - Keele Campus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Conference Description:

The Veil, Critical Theory, Politics, and Contemporary Society

This conference offers a forum to problematize the prevailing surrounding the veil while exploring the veil's subversive potential.The extent to which the veil can erode, or even invert power and oppression is, with the exception of various Islam-inspired positions, an overlooked and under-explored area of academic theorizing. We ask what new insights may be unearthed in moving beyond the impetus to repudiate, fear, or adore the veil. This conference is a unique opportunity to discuss those contested voices situated within the interstices of the liberal, conservative and Islamic constellations, and, in the process, to re-evaluate the veil in an entirely new light by intersecting multiple disciplinary perspectives. Perhaps as importantly, we see the appraisal of critical theory in moving theory beyond the mainstream discursive impasse as central to epistemological responsibility and accountability. This event will highlight highly innovative and thought-provoking approaches to not only the Islamic veil, but the veil as such. We envision the rich insights of critical inquiry as an under-utilized terrain that may help unpack the current intellectual discourse on the veil. Essentially, we seek a different kind of conversation and a different set of lexical and philosophical devices to navigate the many paradoxes that the veil represents.
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