Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production March 13-14,2010

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         Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production
       Free Exchange Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
                                  University of Calgary
                                  13-14 March 2010

The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways,from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.
Please submit 250 word abstracts for original academic papers on the conference theme by January 8th, 2010 to We invite participation from graduate students of any discipline, including but not limited to English literature, film studies, visual culture, gender studies, and cultural studies. Please send your abstract submissions to the following email address: freeex@ucalgary.caWe also welcome creative writing submissions for our creative writing panel and events.

Topics might address but are not limited to the following:
•      Type-writing
• Translation and typography
• Print culture
• Scribal handwriting
• Literary production
• Selected Letters
• Writing as object
• Travelling types
• Materiality and migration
• Space, place, time
• Encoding and memory
• Modes of performance
• Screen-life
• Site-specific text

Please contact Carmen Derkson and Colin Martin if you have questions regarding the conference at

Carmen Derkson                               Colin Martin
PhD Student                                       PhD Student
Department of English                      Department of English
University of Calgary                        University of Calgary