[UPDATE] Enterprising Creativity: Innovation and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Graduate Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds
contact email: 
innovationconference@me.com

(Please note the extended deadline, now 31 August 2009.)

ENTERPRISING CREATIVITY: INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH

[Student-led postgraduate conference]

University of Leeds
Hosted by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
6-7 November 2009

This year, the EU celebrates the ‘European Year of Creativity and Innovation’, aiming to ‘raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development’. What does in mean to innovate in the arts and humanities, and what role does such innovation play in a global society increasingly concerned with the valuation of ideas?

Proposals for 20-minute presentations are invited from research students in any area of the arts, performing arts, and humanities. Papers might highlight a specific innovative statement in your present research, or consider the wider implications of innovation in arts and humanities research.

Possible topics might include:
* ideas of ‘newness’ in cultural artefacts
* artistic influence/intertextuality/imitation
* translation/interpretation/adaptation
* cross-media studies
* rereading culture and history
* borderlands of innovation: Romantic/Modern, High/Low, Commercial/Academic
* theories of innovation (Richard Florida, Harold Bloom, Deleuze & Guattari)
* innovative technology (Web 2.0, Wikis, etc.) in research environments
* case studies of knowledge transfer endeavours

PLENARY SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Professor Mick Wallis, Professor of Performance and Culture (Leeds)
Dr Clare Howard, FRSA, Managing Director of Academy28 and Clare Howard Consultants
David Bulmer, White Rose Enterprise Zone (Universities of Leeds, York, and Sheffield)

Please submit abstracts of approximately 250 words by 31 August 2009 to:
innovationconference@me.com

If you have any additional questions, or wish to have a more informal discussion of a proposed topic, please contact the conference organizers directly at:

Allan Johnson (English) eng6aj@leeds.ac.uk
Sam Knowles (English) sam.b.knowles@gmail.com
Caroline Lucas (Music) carolinelucas@hotmail.co.uk

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