Dirtbag Discourses: Rock Climbing and the American West

Страна: США

Город: Silver City

Тезисы до: 31.01.2016

Даты: 08.07.16 — 11.06.16

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: talleyv@gmail.com

Организаторы: Western New Mexico University


Dirtbag Discourses: Rock Climbing and the American West, panel proposed at the ASLE Off-Year Symposium “Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West”

Indian Creek. Yosemite Valley. Red Rocks. Joshua Tree. The vertical space of the American West hosts established (and at least a little famed) communities of dedicated, impassioned rock climbers. For some, climbing is a bona-fide profession complete with sponsorship and media attention; for others, the sport is a weekend pursuit. But for self-determined “dirtbags”, climbing is a lifestyle as challenging as it is rewarding…one that both requires and actively shapes aesthetic and ethical perspectives on wilderness.

“Dirtbag Discourse: Rock Climbing and the American West” welcomes papers, creative work, and presentations that consider how rock climbing creates and revises relationships with natural spaces and places. Panelists are welcome to showcase work anchored in theoretical lenses and transdisciplinary studies, as well as lived experience of sends, epics, partners, and peels. Potential subjects of inquiry include: rock climbing and environmental/wilderness ethics; climbing literature, media, and art; indigenous politics and rock climbing; and intersections between climbing and gender studies, media studies, trauma studies, new materialism, and [insert your interest here].

As specified by the “Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West” CFP, pre-formed panels must include:

at least four presentations, with a maximum of 15 minutes allotted for each
a proposal on behalf of all panelists (500-word abstract outlining topic, format, and participants’ roles)
a 300-word abstract for each contribution as relevant to the format
contact information for all panelists
a chair

Веб-сайт конференции: http://www.asle.org/calls-for-papers/dirtbag-discourses-rock-climbing-and-the-american-west/