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“Remix the Conference” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014
full name / name of organization:
Free-Exchange Committee, Graduate Department of English, University of Calgary
“It’s the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen...” – R. Kelly, “Ignition”
“It’s taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it.” – DJ Shadow
The Free-Exchange Conference Committee is hosting its annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference March 7-9, 2014 at the University of Calgary. We welcome both critical and creative presentations that explore the theme of “Remix” as manifested in history, political science, economics, philosophy, psychology, art and literature, music, pop culture, and other disciplines. Presentations of 15-20 minutes may range from traditional seminar papers to works of short fiction, poetry, film, etc. In the spirit of the theme of this year’s conference, we encourage unconventional presentations that rethink the traditional notions of academic scholarship.
We also welcome contributions by musicians, artists, and dramatists for inclusion in both the conference and social events associated with the conference. This could include, but is not limited to, presentations of new or remixed music, artwork, or performance pieces inspired by, or drawing on the theme of, remix. Performative or creative presenters are expected to address during their presentation how their work speaks to the theme of the Remix.
Topics for possible presentations might include, but are not limited to:
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 a list of publications/performances/exhibitions, if applicable. For performance pieces, please include space and multimedia requirements in your proposal. Please note: for panel submissions of three presentations, 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 6th, 2014.