The Dada App (MSA 15, August 29 - September 1, Brighton)

full name / name of organization: 
Merrill Cole / Western Illinois University
contact email: 
M-Cole@wiu.edu

What contemporary uses can we make of Dada methods, techniques, innovations, and ideas? Should Dada inform our politics? Can it help to break us out of the postmodern ever-same, or is it the already-been-done, as Peter Bürger'€™s Theory of the Avant-Garde might suggest? Where is the Dada apparatus today?

Papers dealing with all Dada movements, sites, and languages are solicited. All genres are welcome, including, but not limited to, film, music, literature, and visual art. Scholars should reach beyond the innovative reading of individual (anti-)works to address larger questions concerning Dada's relevance. Of particular interest are presentations that analyze Dada in such contexts as gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, colonial discourse, primitivism, class warfare, geography, and the ascendancy of fascism.

Conference Location: Brighton, UK
Conference Starts: August 29, 2013
Conference Ends: September 01, 2013

CFP Submission Deadline: February 22, 2013

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond