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CFP: Constructing Cyberculture(s)

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Call for Papers:

Constructing Cyberculture(s): Performance, Pedagogy, and Politics in Online Spaces
April 6-7, 2001
University of Maryland

Co-Sponsored by The Chesapeake Chapter of the American Studies Association and the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity Coordinated by the Cyberculture Working Group

The Cyberculture Working Group is a collection of University of Maryland and neighboring graduate students and faculty members from across the disciplines interested in exploring the intersections between the Internet, culture, and society. At our 1999 Conference, "Cultural Diversity in/and Cyberspace," an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars addressed such issues as what it means to play online "identity games," how scholars of the humanities and public policy can work together to affect the construction and maintenance of cyberspaces, and how we can use online technologies to teach and learn about cultural diversity.

This year's conference seeks to continue these and other discussions by focusing on how different groups and communities construct and use the virtual world. We are seeking scholars from around the world and across the disciplines to discuss the ways that complex, multi-layered identities are being created and performed in online spaces, present case studies of virtual communities, and examine how digital environments shape and are shaped by "real" and "virtual" political and cultural dynamics. We hope to discuss possible connections between the humanities, social sciences, and the emerging, contested field of "cyberculture studies." We also welcome papers that address the uses of online technologies in classrooms and communities.

Proposals for individual papers (15-20 minutes) and full panels (2-3 papers plus a moderator/chair) should include a one page abstract and a concise, one page C.V. for each presenter. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2000.

Contact Information:
Cyberculture Working Group
c/o Ed Martini
Department of American Studies
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-7621
or by e-mail at

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