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Possession and Persuasion--Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s 20th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kahin Center
640 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Possession and Persuasion conjure a range of images and concepts, from cultural performance, to the control and mobility of objects, bodies, and spaces, to modes of coercion, influence, and authority. The terms also evoke possibilities of resistance and transformation. How are entanglements of subjectivity and materiality at work across Southeast Asia? How have possessions and persuasions, broadly imagined, organized studies of Southeast Asia, and to what futures do they beckon?

Professor Chiara Formichi from the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell will deliver the keynote address.

We welcome submissions of abstracts by January 1, 2018 from graduate students who have completed original research related to Southeast Asia. There is no specific theme for this conference, as we hope to attract a wide range of submissions. Our intention is to reflect the dynamic research currently undertaken by graduate students. The Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s Graduate Committee will review submissions, select presenters, and organize panels by theme. Selected contributors will present their work as part of a panel, and paper abstracts will be included in the conference program. Each panel will have a faculty member serve as a discussant.

The conference will be held March 9-11, 2018.

Please submit abstracts to the following email address:

All abstracts should be limited to 250 words and sent in MS Word format. Do not send a PDF file. Please name your abstract using your first and last name together (for example, janedoe.doc for Jane Doe's abstract). The subject of the message should specify “Abstract” and the body should include the following information:

• Author name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and a primary email address

• Title of paper

• Keywords to aid thematic organization

• The abstract


Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: January 24, 2018

Deadline to Confirm Attendance: February 2, 2018

Full Papers Due: February 16, 2018

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