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Being Undisciplined: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
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University of Cincinnati English Composition Program
“New knowledge arises out of taking radically different conceptual blocs, rubbing them together and making revolutionary fire.”
The University of Cincinnati Composition Program invites proposals for the fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Our emphasis this year focuses on being undisciplined: breaking down walls, bending rules, and questioning the rigid structure of our fields. In every discipline, divisions and gaps are present and are in fact necessary to generate innovation and creative thinking.
We are interested in exploring these gaps and unearthing the projects that only interdisciplinary collaboration makes possible. Being able to swap, borrow, and alter the tools of other disciplines for use in our own is an important aspect of academic growth going forward in the 21st century.
We invite proposals (individual or panel submissions) that address the theme of being undisciplined. The following questions are of particular interest to us, though we’re eager to consider others as well:
As an extension of breaking down divisions between disciplines, we especially encourage alternative approaches to the traditional conference paper, such as posters, film, various kinds of art, performance, and audience participation. There will be no fee to attend or present at this graduate student conference.
Deadline for submissions: December 30, 2012
Please send proposals, questions, or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our conference site at www.beingundisciplineduc.wordpress.com for detailed submission information.