[KS] 12th EAS Graduate Conference at U of T_Deadline Extended

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The 12th Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference,  
University of Toronto
10 March 2012


We are currently seeking original academic papers on the theme of  
?deception?. Establishing as our starting point the distinction  
between truth and falsehood, we are interested in the question of how  
and to what purposes that distinction might be intentionally blurred.  
We welcome contributions that discuss the human, and also non-human,  
faculty to deceive, as well as the human potential to be deceived.  
Deception can take the form of propaganda or a glance, an image or an  
utterance, a presence or an absence, a ploy or a pledge, an action or  
a silence. The question of deception invites a multitude of  
discussions: political, linguistic, artistic, cultural, historical,  
anthropological, philosophical, psychological, and many more besides.  
Thus we welcome papers from any and all disciplines willing and able  
to engage academically in the issues, intricacies, and illuminations  
of the topic of deception in an East Asian context, from the ways  
deception is defined and figured in East Asian societies and cultures,  
to the very workings of deception in the figuring and definition of  
East Asia.

For those interested, we request that you provide an abstract (300  
words maximum) as well as your personal and contact information by  
January 20, 2011. Submissions from both individuals and panels of  
three (panelists should send individual abstracts and a panel  
abstract) are encouraged.

Submitted papers are also eligible for consideration for the East Asia  
Forum, a journal edited and published by graduate students in the  
Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. Please  
indicate whether you wish to have your completed paper considered for  

Selected participants will be asked to submit completed papers by  
February 15, 2012. Those who wish their papers to be considered for  
publication should submit a publication-ready copy (about 4000 words)  
by March 31, 2012. During the conference, participants will be given  
20 minutes to present their work; actual presentation papers should be  
about 1500-2500 words long.

Please e-mail submissions and queries to eas.gsc at utoronto.ca. Further  
information as it becomes available will be posted on the conference  
website at http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/easgsc/.

Kristin Sivak
PhD Student
Department of East Asian Studies
University of Toronto
130 St. George St. RL14087
Toronto, ON, M5S 3H1

Email: eas.gsc at utoronto.ca
Website: http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/easgsc/ (Now Available)

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