[UPDATE] CSUF Acacia Conference 2013: Mediated Selves, March 1-2, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
The Acacia Group

Conference dates: March 1-2, 2013
Abstracts due: December 15, 2012

In recent society technology and the rise of social media have changed the way we form out identities. While this has become increasingly prevalent today, media has been used to express the self since its inception. This can be seen in a myriad of forms including but not limited to: writing (both fiction and non-fiction), visual arts, performance, journalism, advertising, and popular fashion. California State University, Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and professional-level papers that interact with the concepts of identity and the media in literature, critical theory, or culture. We welcome submissions that engage the aforementioned topics through different scholarly approaches either either directly or tangentially related to the conference theme. Additionally, we are accepting creative submissions: short emphatic works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid text which pertain to identity and the media. The participation of undergraduates is greatly encouraged.

For both critical and creative papers, please submit a 250-300 word abstract to:
Please denote either "Criticism" or "Creative" in the headline

Potential schools of theory/topics:
The Self
The Body
Print Media