Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

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Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
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Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Cultures in a Global Context"

Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2013
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in contemporary American poetry in such areas as

• the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

• the poetics of performance of experimental compositions,

• critical studies of experimental writers and/or movements such as Foulipo or conceptual writing,

• and fictocritical treatments or extended manifestoes, etc.

Creative writers interested in the selective creative writing readings panels should contact Jerry Bradley, Creative Writing Readings Chair. (Creative writing is just as welcome as critical work.) Conference organizers will try to schedule similar sessions together, so tell Dr. Bradley you are an experimental writer to make it easier to attend each other's sessions.

Scholars, teachers, professionals, writers not affiliated with academic institutions, undergraduates as well as graduate students, and others interested in experimental writing are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

Individual presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length.
You may organize your own panel, but please recognize the scheduling flexibility of the conference is limited.
Send abstracts, papers, or proposals for panels electronically with your email address by 16 November 2012 to the SW/TX PCA submission database:

All presenters will need to enter their own information and proposals into the conference database. Proposals cannot be considered by me until they are entered through the database.
Any questions about the area may be directed to:

Hugh Tribbey, Area Chair
Literature, Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
Email: htribbey@ecok.edu
Mailing Address:
Dr. Hugh Tribbey, Department of English and Languages, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th St.
Ada, OK 74820
Phone: 580-559-5524; Fax: 580-436-3329