Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production<!--break--> Free Exchange Graduate Conference March 11-13, 2010

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Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production
Free Exchange Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Calgary
March 11-13,2010
The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways, from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.

Please submit 250 word abstracts for original academic papers on the conference theme by January 8th 2010 to We invite participation from graduate students of any discipline, including but not limited to English literature, film studies, visual culture, gender studies, and cultural studies.

We also welcome creative writing submissions for our creative writing panel and events.

Topics might address but are not limited to the following:
• Type-writing
• Translation and typography
• Print culture
• Scribal handwriting
• Literary production
• Selected Letters
• Writing as object
• Travelling types
• Materiality and migration
• Space, place, time
• Encoding and memory
• Modes of performance
• Screen-life
• Site-specific text