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[UPDATE] Aesthetic Mutations - Interdisciplinary Grad Conference -- Abstracts due April 7th
full name / name of organization:
Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture
REMINDER: AESTHETIC MUTATION(S)
The 8th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UC Santa Barbara CONSORTIUM FOR LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE (CLTC)
27 MAY 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS -- Deadline *extended* -- Please send by Thursday, April 7, 2011 to email@example.com
The Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture, an interdisciplinary humanities research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is hosting the eighth annual CLTC graduate student conference on Friday, May 27th 2011. The conference keynote speaker is Shane Butler, Professor of Classics at UCLA.
The CLTC welcomes 250-word abstracts from all graduate students in the humanities, as well as 250-word proposals of exhibits and discussions from MFA students. This year's CLTC conference focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to aesthetics in terms of mutation.
Some examples of sites of aesthetic mutation our Consortium finds of interest:
Ex: Frankenstein – as a representation of a cultural tension over new scientific explorations at the time, and the shifting understanding of (and engagement with) science.
Ex: The interpretations of Plato’s aesthetics in modern or contemporary philosophy.
Ex: The alterations to genetic structures caused by exposure to nuclear fallout and radiation, the subsequent production of mutated organisms, and our perceptions or representations of these.
Ex: “Heroin chic” as a marketed aesthetic based on the progressive destruction of the body.
Ex: Uses of special effects, animation, or experimental film form (including sound) to explore the possibilities of representing bodies, sites, and subjectivities in cinema
Topics might include but are not limited to:
Please email 250 word abstracts of to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 7, 2011.