Proceedings and Paper Submission:

To think “beyond borders” is to think in dialogic, transactional and transgressive ways across disparate borders: geographic, cultural, economic, and linguistic to name a few. The intersection between the different ways or modes and the kind of borders crossed determine the equally disparate outcomes for those undertaking the journey. These disparate outcomes suggest both the limitations and the possibilities of border crossings. What are the possibilities of writing, thinking and communicating beyond borders? What is at risk and what is gained in the blurring or dissolution of borders? What are some of the limitations? Are disciplinary borders relevant in our times? What issues and problems do we encounter on the borders? Like nations, are borders imagined and arbitrary? Do they possess subversive potential or are they merely there to be crossed? We invite submissions that engage with any number of diverse notions of “beyond borders”.

The conference embodies its theme by intersecting disciplinary borders and welcomes papers in diverse disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences. We welcome papers that examine the notion of borders in literature, cultural studies, economics, philosophy or any others. Some suggested areas of inquiry:

Politics of Beyond Borders
Developmental Perspectives
Languages Across Borders
Developmental Studies
Disciplinary Boundaries
Gender Transgressions
Translations, Cultural and Literary
Nations and Nationality
Orality and Literacy
Social and Community Studies
Cultural Studies
Global Studies
Organizational Studies
Development and Society
Behavioural Finance
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Innovation
Applied Social Science Research
Human Behavior: Social and Biological Encounters
Experience: Inter-disciplinary Perspective
Human System Interaction
Social Design

Date of Conference: December 20-21, 2013.

Extended Abstracts (1000 words) and Panel Proposals can be sent to Conference Secretariat at the following email ID:

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