"Remix is_________" Miami University 's English Graduate and Adjunct Association Symposium March 14, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Oriol/ Miami University of Ohio
contact email: 
oriolra@miamioh.edu

The 11th Annual Miami University
Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

Friday, March 14, 2014, Oxford, Ohio
CALL FOR PAPERS

Remix is ___________

As the world grows more connected through digital communication, globalized economies, and interdependent political structures, our work as scholars increasingly turns to questions of intertextuality and hybridity - in a word, the remix. While remix is often thought of as a digital phenomenon, when conceived more broadly, remix has the power to complicate traditional theoretical frameworks, generic definitions, disciplinary boundaries, and modes of intellectual and cultural production. This conference encourages interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary presentations that expand, interrogate, and/or disrupt our understanding of remix, the cultural work it performs, and its relationship to intertextuality and hybridity. We especially encourage conceptions of remix that move beyond remix as an object and consider how it functions as a theoretical heuristic.

We invite you to critique, analyze, and/or create remixes that challenge and expand these ideas. Just fill in the blank: Remix is____________

Possible Lines of Inquiry Include, But are Not Limited To:
* How does remix exceed our politico-legal framework of ownership, copyright, or fair use?
* How does intertextuality challenge traditional ideas of authorship, authenticity, and
originality?
* Can remix in the classroom create more innovative and collaborative spaces?
* Can the remix offer unique ways of communicating across boundaries of race, class,
nationality, gender, etc?
* What is the relationship of remix to power? When does it reinscribe or disrupt conventional
power differentials?
* Can remix offer new models for articulating consumption, fandom, and subjectivity?
* How are theories of remix applicable to the body? To embodiment?
* How is remix performed and performance remixed? On stage? Brechting the fourth wall?
* How is remix used in scientific and technological innovations?
* How does the Internet and emergent media change how we share, interact with, and
reproduce information?
* Where can we locate hybridity in and after globalization? How are space and culture
remapped here?
* How do remix and hybridity go beyond the cultural or textual to include the material?

Featured Speakers
Jason Palmeri, Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition at Miami University, will present a talk titled, “Remixing Queer Temporality: Affective Rhetorics and Pedagogies of Disidentification in the “It Gets Better Project.” Palmeri analyzes how queer activists responded to and remixed the “It Gets Better Project”---an online video archive initiated by Dan Savage to combat the high rate of suicide among LGBTQ youth. By analyzing and performing video remixes of the “It Gets Better Project,” Palmeri elucidates rhetorical and pedagogical strategies that queer activists and teachers can employ to resist normative constructions of identity in online video narratives.

Elisabeth Hodges, an Associate Professor of French and an Affiliate in the Film Studies program at Miami University, will be speaking on her upcoming book project on interiority in French cinema. Additionally she will discuss how her own trajectory as a scholar of Renaissance cities to a scholar of French cinema is a “remix” of her interests.

Submitting Proposals:
Deadline: February 1, 2014, 2014: 11:59 p.m. EST

Download the proposal form at: http://www.units.muohio.edu/english/MEGAA/11megaa_symposium_app.pdf.

Please provide all speaker information and presentation titles on the proposal form. Remove all personal identifiers from the proposal itself. Please limit both individual and panel proposals to 500 words.

Email completed forms to: MEGAA Symposium Committee at MEGAAblog@gmail.com
Hard copy submissions are also accepted and can be mailed to:

MEGAA
Department of English
356 Bachelor Hall
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056

Official acceptances will be emailed to participants by February 14, 2014

*If submitting visual artwork or a poster, you must be present with your work and be prepared to give a short introduction and answer questions at the end of the session.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
rhetoric_and_composition