Craft Critique Culture: Transposition. University of Iowa, April 16-17

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Craft Critique Culture, University of Iowa
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katherine-f-montgomery@uiowa.edu

11th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference 2011:
Transposition
University of Iowa, April 16-17

What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation? Is a melody, a sentence, a method or a concept the same after transposition?

This year’s keynote presenters are Kathryn Laity and Lori Branch. Kathryn Laity, Associate Professor of English (Medieval) at The College of Saint Rose, NY, works across medieval literature and culture, film, creative writing and new media with publications including scholarly work, fiction, poetry, column writing, translation, a play and even a comic book. University of Iowa faculty member Lori Branch’s work includes Restoration and 18th-Century British literature, religion and secularism, and literary theory and theology. Her keynote will address her recent work with Stephenie Meyers’s Twilight series.

Craft Critique Culture is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy. We invite the submission of critical, theoretical and original creative work in a variety of media and across the humanities, sciences and legal disciplines. In the past, submissions have included not only traditional scholarly papers but also film, video, music, writing, visual art and artists’ books. In this year, we are hoping to include performance.

Topics could include:
• Adaptations into different genres, forms and media
• Adoption and adaptation of critical or research methodologies between disciplines
• Adoption or adaptation of methods, disciplines, or specific works into different locations and/or cultures
• The migration of people and/or objects
• Issues of translation
• Copyright and property issues (plagiarism, theft, pirating)
• “Modernization” of artistic and critical works
• Transgender and transvestitism
• Border studies
• Transnationalist scholarship
• Digital poetics
• Approaches crossing or combining creative, critical and/or scientific work.
• Synasthesia
• Exhibition, publication and performance
• Collage, found art
• “High” and “low” culture

Please submit abstracts of no more than 350 words. Full panels (featuring three papers) may also be proposed. Each panel proposal should consist of three abstracts and a brief explanation of the panel’s purpose and relevance to the conference. Each panel submission should total no more than 1,000 words. Please include name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), street address, telephone number, and email address on all abstracts and proposals. Please submit all paper abstracts or panel proposals to Craft Critique Culture studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu. Submission deadline is February 1st, 2011. Visit the website at www.uiowa.edu/~c3conf for more information and scheduling updates.

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graduate_conferences
interdisciplinary