Critical Information Graduate Student Conference - Proposals due June 30, 2011

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MFA Art Criticism & Writing, School of Visual Arts

Call for Proposals

Critical Information Graduate Student Conference
Mapping the Intersection of Art and Technology

School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 3, 2011
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Proposals due June 30, 2011 to

Critical Information is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, which provides a critical forum to present current scholarship and academic research projects at the intersection of media, art, and society. Interdisciplinary by design, Critical Information is particularly interested in engaging papers or projects that address the following issues: Media Art and Social Theory, Mediated Image Making, Popular Culture and Art Practices, Identity and Representation within the Mediated Environment, Philosophy and Media Art, Visual Culture and more. All themes pertaining to the juncture of media, theory and the visual arts will be considered.

Open to all current graduate students and those who have received a graduate degree within the last year, Critical Information is sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department at the School of Visual Arts.

Submission Requirements:
• Name, School, Department Affiliation, Academic status
• Phone Number, Email Address
• Title of Paper or Project
• Abstract including thesis statement and main argument. 100-150 words

Important Dates:
• Abstract Deadline: June 30, 2011
• Decision Email: September 30, 2011
• Paper Deadline; November 1, 2011
• Conference Date: December 3, 2011

The MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars by practicing critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists. The focus in writing is on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, through intensive writing practicums.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.