[UPDATE] Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production ABSTRACTS DUE: JAN 22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Department of English, University of Calgary
contact email: 

Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
English Department, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2010 March 13-14 with evening performance March 12th.
Submit abstracts (critical or creative) to freeex@ucalgary.ca.

The Free Exchange Interdisciplinary 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.

KeyNote Speakers:
Colin Browne Dr. Stephania Forlini

Please submit 250 word abstracts for original academic papers on the conference theme by January 22nd 2010 to freeex@ucalgary.ca. 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. The conference will commence the evening of Friday, March 12th with a creative performance event at Pages Bookstore in Kensington.
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