RAW: Research, Art, Writing An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium

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The University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Association
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RAW: Research, Art, Writing
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
With Keynote Speaker:
Van Romans, President at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Richardson, Texas
March 22-23, 2013

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of The University of Texas at Dallas invites you to participate in RAW: Research, Art, Writing, an interdisciplinary graduate student symposium. Organized by and for graduate students in the arts and humanities, the fifth annual RAW symposium continues to advance the goal of opening up an interdisciplinary conversation.

Building off of last year's theme and keynote address, "Why the Humanities Matter," this year's symposium seeks to continue the conversation regarding the humanities and its culture. We ask that paper proposals and panel proposals address or respond to the ever-changing landscape and culture of the humanities. In other words, how does your research react to and converse with the culture of the humanities?

We are also looking to create panels that address "The Culture of the Humanities." The inspiration comes from the relationship between humanities – including art, history, and scholars – and the broader culture – the community – interworking from multiple and varied perspectives. By using the word culture, we seek to highlight the ideas of caring for, cultivating, honoring, developing, supporting and subverting customs, etc.

We invite proposals for 15-20 minute individual presentations as well as submissions of full panels (which will include three to four individual presentations). There are no limitations on field, genre, methodology, or discipline; we welcome presentations from across the range of the arts and humanities – including, but not limited to, philosophy, history, emerging media, literature, language, performances, works of art, etc. – and we especially encourage projects that forge connections and interrogate this practice called "interdisciplinarity."

Examples of possible project or presentation submissions include:
Academic Submissions
• excerpt of an M.A. paper or thesis
• excerpt of a seminar paper
• excerpt from a dissertation

Proposals are due by December 7, 2012. All proposals must include the following:
• A complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and affiliation of participant
• An abstract of no more than 500 words for the proposed presentation
• A vita of no more than one page

Panel proposals must include the above information for each participant

Send submission questions to utd.gsa@gmail.com Registration information will follow. For additional information see www.utdgsa.com