Fall 2012 Conference Line-Up

The Simpson Center is kicking off the 2012-13 year with a number of conferences. From intimate working research clusters to large, international gatherings, we will be sponsoring the following events this fall. Visit the webpages linked below for more information on each, and mark your calendars accordingly!

September 21-23, 2012

With a focus on contemporary Korea and Japan, this working conference seeks to consider new kinds of cultural and social spaces that have begun to appear in the wake of the Asian economic crisis of the late 1990s.

September 27-30, 2012

Coinciding with this fall’s launch of the new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics program at UW-Bothell, this conference explores contemporary poetics through keynote panels and poetry performances. Participants include Charles Altieri, Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Lynn Hejinian, Aldon Nielsen, Evie Shockley, and many more.  Free and open to the public, but registration is required. For details, and to register, visit: http://www.uwb.edu/mfa/fallconvergence.

September 28-29, 2012 

This conference addresses environmental issues in a global and collaborative crossdisciplinary framework by focusing on the humanistic dimension of environmental study. Presenters—humanities scholars from across the United States and Europe—will share research, develop agendas for collaborative publishing projects, and plan future workshops that highlight humanistic environmental scholarship. The aim of these activities is to deepen future transatlantic collaborations in the environmental humanities.

November 1-3, 2012

This conference, coordinated with a meeting of the editorial board of Rethinking Marxism:  A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society, interrogates the nature of the economic by elucidating the workings of economy and imaginations of the economic in its strangeness and alterity. It invites participants to contemplate the strange in relation to economy in all its forms.

November 15-17, 2012

Featuring scholars, artists, and curators, this international conference focuses on the transnational circulation of feminist aesthetics and politics. To rethink dominant narratives of feminist art, panels and roundtables will explore six interlocking themes: the city and the country, art markets and art worlds, sites and structures. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, and to register, visit www.depts.washington.edu/newgeos


The Simpson Center accepts conference proposals during both Fall and Spring funding rounds. Proposed conferences should be of interest to scholars across two or more disciplines, and those considering applying should consult Simpson Center directors at least one month prior to the submission deadline.

Applications for the fall funding round will be accepted beginning October 15, 2012. The deadline is November 14, 2012. Read more about Simpson Center conference funding opportunities





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