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[UPDATE] New Horizons Postgraduate Conference
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Aberystwyth University Department of English and Creative Writing
The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference in cooperation with the National Library of Wales has extended the deadline for abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual postgraduate conference to be held 11 May to 13 May 2011.
Have literature and the arts stagnated due to outdated concepts, irrelevant theories and unnecessary traditions? Do we idolise the critic’s choice of established writers even when they refuse to explore uncharted territories of originality and creativity? Are we failing to unify all areas of academia – however apparently alien – into functional and symbiotic components of the arts? Is this necessarily a bad thing? Should our ambition be to re-read the past in a way that helps to shape the future, by creating visionary works in studies and creative writing?
With the rise of interdisciplinary criticisms, new and exciting light has been shed on the humanities, whether new avenues into past or contemporary literature, art or history, new forms of fiction and poetry, or blended methodologies and criticisms. This conference will discuss various ways that the humanities might approach this new and open territory. Possible areas of discussion:
The Postgraduate Conference Committee will consider abstracts from any of the humanities including – but not limited to – literary studies, creative writing, art and art history, philosophy, history, rhetoric and composition studies, film and television studies, communications, or education.
Please send 300-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday April 1st. If you are interested in giving your presentation in Welsh, please indicate on the abstract.