UPDATE: [Rhetoric–Composition] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction –– GEO Conference in Kirksvill

full name / name of organization: 
Tamara Sack
contact email: 

Due to unforeseen scheduling problems, we have had to move the date of
the conference. Instead of April 10-11, our conference will now take
place April 3-4. We are sorry about the inconvenience.

I am reposting the entire CFP in this update with all the correct and
current information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 3-4, 2009!

Our speaker this year will be author extraordinaire Mary Ruefle, who has
published several books of poetry and prose as well as a comic book.
Inspired by her unique work A Little White Shadow, our conference is
entitled “Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction.” We are
looking for presentations, creative and scholarly, that deal with the
breaking down of culture and art, the imaginative implosions within the
written word, or simply those ideas that are not just out of the box but
crush it.

We especially welcome presentations dealing with:
• Omission or inclusion
• “Found” or “recycled” work
• Avant-garde
• Innovation/Invention
• Experimentation
• Ownership
• Originality
• Creativity
• Anything not on this list

If you’d like to do a creative presentation of displaying your art works,
describe the collection in your proposal and be sure to note specifically
what kind of art it is (sculpture, painting, etc.), including pictures if
possible. We also encourage creative presentations involving
theatre/performing arts, poetry, and prose.

Send your proposal (no attachments unless they are pictures, please) of
no more than 250 words to tsack_at_truman.edu by midnight on January 15,
2009. Please make sure that you note your name and preferred e-mail
address in your submission as well as whether you are planning a creative
or scholarly presentation. Write “GEO conference proposal” in the
subject line of the e-mail. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by
mid-to-late February 2009. We cannot give out funds for travel/lodging

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Tamara Sack
Co-president of GEO
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO

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