Experimental Writing and Aesthetics, Nov. 1, 2014
Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
Abstract/Proposals due by 1 November 2014
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"
February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in contemporary America in such areas as
• the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,
• critical studies of experimental writers and/or movements such as Foulipo or conceptual writing,
• fictocritical treatments or extended manifestoes,
• culture war between popular culture and the avant garde, etc.
Creative writers interested in the selective creative writing readings panels should contact Jerry Bradley, Creative Writing Readings Chair; see the Creative Writing CFP at http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ (Creative writing is just as welcome as critical work, and scholars may present both with advance approval.) Conference organizers will try to schedule similar sessions together, so tell Dr. Bradley you are an experimental writer to make it easier to attend each other's sessions.
Scholars, teachers, professionals, writers not affiliated with academic institutions, undergraduates as well as graduate students, and others interested in experimental writing are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for the best graduate papers. In addition, please check out the organization's new peer-reviewed, quarterly journal: Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy. (Find more information at http://journaldialogue.org.)
Individual presentations should be 15 minutes in length.
You may organize your own panel, but please recognize the scheduling flexibility of the conference is limited.
Send abstracts, papers, or proposals for panels electronically by 1 November 2014 to the Southwest PCA/ACA submission database: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org
All presenters will need to enter their own information and proposals into the conference database. Proposals cannot be considered by me until they are entered through the database, though I would appreciate an email contact.
Any questions about the area may be directed to:
Hugh Tribbey, Area Chair
Literature, Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
Dr. Hugh Tribbey, Department of English and Languages, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th St., Ada, OK 74820
Phone: 580-559-5524; Fax: 580-436-3329