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CFP: Kenneth Goldsmith and Conceptual Poetics (6/1/05; journal issue)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadlines: 15 March 2005 for proposals; 1 June 2005 for finished essays
Guest Editors: Barbara Cole and Lori Emerson
"In 1969, the conceptual artist Douglas Huebler wrote, 'The world is full
of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more.' I've
come to embrace Huebler's ideas, though it might be retooled as, 'The world
is full of texts, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more.'
It seems an appropriate response to a new condition in writing today: faced
with an unprecedented amount of available text, the problem is not needing
to write more of it; instead, we must learn to negotiate the vast quantity
that exists. I've transformed from a writer into an information manager,
adept at the skills of replicating, organizing, mirroring, archiving,
hoarding, storing, reprinting, bootlegging, plundering, and transferring .
. I've become a master typist, an exacting cut-and-paster, and an OCR
demon . . ."
-- Kenneth Goldsmith, "Being Boring"
Open Letter is seeking critical and creative submissions for a special
issue dedicated to "Kenneth Goldsmith and Conceptual Poetics." In
particular, we hope to address the ever-broadening scope of Goldsmith's
texts (inclusive but not exhaustive): 73 Poems; No.111 2.7.93-10.20.96;
Fidget; Soliloquy; Day; Head Citations; and The Weather. As Goldsmith's
conceptual poetics works to shift literary and artistic paradigms, we
invite essays which address non-textual activities as well as writing
practices. The editors are particularly interested in essays which
position Goldsmith beyond a US-specific context and/or which consider
Conceptual Poetics in relation to a Canadian context.
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POTENTIAL CONTEXTS from A-Z:
* aesthetics / labor
* the body / gender / sexuality
* conceptual influences (i.e. Duchamp; Warhol; Cage; etc.)
* digital poetry
* editorial work (Warhol interviews; /ubu editions; etc.)
* feminist readings
* gendered readings
* hi-jinx, hijacking and hoaxes
* intellectual property
* Joycean influences
* Kootenay School of Writing influences
* L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E influences
* Marxist readings / materiality / mimesis
* New York School influences
* pedagogy of uncreativity / Pop influences / proceduralism
* queer readings
* Romanticist ideals of "originality" / reproducibility
* sound innovations (Penn Sound; sampling; etc.)
* Toronto Research Group
* Zaum influences
The above list is merely suggestive; we welcome proposals on any issue that
is relevant to Kenneth Goldsmith and Conceptual Poetics.
Essays should not exceed 5000 words in length.
Please send inquiries or proposals to Barbara Cole (bacole_at_buffalo.edu) and
Lori Emerson (lemerson_at_buffalo.edu) by 15 March 2005. Notifications of
acceptance will be made no later than 15 April 2005. Finished essays will
be appreciated by 1 June 2005.
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