CSUF Acacia Conference 2012: Mediated Selves, March 1-2, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
The Acacia Group
contact email: 
theacaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com

Conference dates: March 1-2, 2013
Abstracts due: December 15, 2012

In recent society technology and the rise of social media have changed the way we form out identities. While this has become increasingly prevalent today, media has been used to express the self since its inception. This can be seen in a myriad of forms including but not limited to: writing (both fiction and non-fiction), visual arts, performance, journalism, advertising, and popular fashion. California State University, Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and professional-level papers that interact with the concepts of identity and the media in literature, critical theory, or culture. We welcome submissions that engage the aforementioned topics through different scholarly approaches either either directly or tangentially related to the conference theme. Additionally, we are accepting creative submissions: short emphatic works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid text which pertain to identity and the media. The participation of undergraduates is greatly encouraged.

For both critical and creative papers, please submit a 250-300 word abstract to:
theacaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com
Please denote either “Criticism” or “Creative” in the headline

Potential schools of theory/topics:
Technology
The Self
The Body
Television
Print Media
Radio
Film
Photography

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
science_and_culture