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[UPDATE]“Heroes & Villains” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 8-10, 2013
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**SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 21, 2013**
“Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – Harvey Dent, Batman: The Dark Knight
Richard Harrison, Mount Royal University
Aruna Srivastava, University of Calgary
The U of C’s Free-Exchange Committee is hosting its annual, interdisciplinary graduate student conference March 8-10, 2013. We welcome both critical and creative presentations that explore heroism and/or villainy as manifested in history, political science, economics, philosophy, psychology, art and literature, pop culture and other disciplines. Presentations of 15-20 minutes may range from traditional seminar papers to works of short fiction, poetry, film, etc. Applicants are also encouraged to submit panels (ie. groups of three papers or creative works) for this conference.
Topics for possible presentations might include, but are not limited to:
- The postmodern. Has postmodernity re-defined our concept of the hero, anti-hero, villain, and/or sympathetic villain?
For academic papers please submit a 250-300 word abstract and, for creative projects, a 100-200 word artist’s statement as well as a sample of your proposed project and list of publications, if applicable. Please note: for panel submissions each panel member must present a proposal that adheres to the above guidelines, and the Free-Exchange Committee retains the right to accept any given panel in full or in part.
All submissions are to be sent in an electronic e-mail attachment (MS Word or .pdf files) to firstname.lastname@example.org and are due no later than January 21th, 2013.