Poetics of Presence [ASAP 1: Arts of the Present (10/22-25/2009)]

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Association for the Study of Arts of the Present

Call for proposals for a panel submission to the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, first annual conference.

Poetics of Presence

This panel interrogates ways of making present what is temporally, spatially, and/or ontologically absent. While many contemporary "poetics of presence" have sought to radicalize Modernist critiques of the metaphysics of presence--especially by the deployment of deconstructive theories within cultural studies frameworks--utopian spiritual and political projects have been relegated to categories of benign nostalgia or oppressive, uncritical insurgence. This panel seeks fluencies between these two modes of working with and without the present: the other as the "same" as a poetics of presence deferred/differentiated from itself, another poetics it hails, calls to, invokes, etc. Proposals for presentations of work (including performance) or scholarship are welcomed from critics, philosophers, and artists of any medium.

Please send one page abstract with short bio to Patrick F. Durgin: kenningeditions@gmail.com by Sat. March 21st.

ASAP 1: Arts of the present (10/22-25/2009). October 22-25, 2009, Knoxville, TN. More info at http://dspacedev.sunsite.utk.edu/ocs-2.0.0-1/index.php/asap/2009/index

Apologies for cross-postings.