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The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media: Forms, Functions,
and Attempts at Explanation
Date: October 1-3, 2009
Venue: University of Graz, Austria
The aim of this symposium is to elucidate the current â€˜metareferential
turnâ€™ in the arts and media (high â€˜meta-artâ€™ as well as â€˜meta-popâ€™) from
both a functional and a cultural-historical perspective.
Issues to be considered are:
â€¢ collecting and interpreting relevant cases of metareference in
contemporary arts and media, especially where this has not been done so far
to a sufficient degree;
â€¢ exploring major functions and effects of metaization in contemporary arts
â€¢ embedding the current metareferential turn in the general
cultural-historical development of â€˜metaizationâ€™, and finding possible
reasons for its appearance.
Papers (30 minutes, in English) dealing with any of these topics are
welcome, especially when they go beyond a discussion of â€˜metafictionâ€™; yet
all papers ought to address the functions of metaization in our world
and/or the question of how to explain the current metareferential turn. For
detailed information on â€˜metareferenceâ€™ and a preceding conference on this
subject please visit our website at http://metareference.uni-graz.at.
Abstracts of 300 to 500 words and a short CV including an indication of
academic affiliation should be sent to <metareference_at_uni-graz.at> by
February 16, 2009.
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