[UPDATE] RAW 2015 - Research-Art-Writing - March 6 & 7 2015 - Submit by December 19th

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Research, Art, Writing (RAW) - University of Texas, Dallas
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University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
March 6th and 7th, 2015
Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University
Theme: The Cybernetic Public Intellectual
Submission Deadline: December 19th, 2014

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its seventh annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing Graduate Symposium on March 6th and 7th at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. Organized by and for graduate students, RAW's goal is to continue to expand the scope of the humanities to all those interested.

In its seventh year, the RAW Symposium continues to promote the humanities as a shared space for thinkers of all disciplines. Accordingly, the focus of this year's RAW is the cybernetic public intellectual. The public intellectual works in the hybrid space between the arts and sciences, producing trans-disciplinary scholarship that advances intellectual and creative pursuits beyond the academy and the gallery, into public spaces and conversations. Exemplary public intellectuals include thinkers like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Gore Vidal, Melissa Harris Perry, Carl Sagan, Camille Paglia, Edward Said, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Donna Haraway, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Interested participants may submit 200-word abstracts for 15-minute individual presentations of papers from across the academic spectrum: art, biology, film, physics, photography, computer sciences, sculpture, environmental sciences, games, etc., as well as submissions of full panels that may include three to four individual presentations. We are interested in works ranging from the examination of German Romanticism through a social-sciences lens to the exploration of Star Trek from the perspective of theoretical physics. There are no limitations on field, genre, or methodology, as long as the presentation is inclusive and demystifying and holds the humanities close to its metaphorical heart.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

• excerpt of an M.A. paper or thesis
• excerpt of a seminar paper
• excerpt from a dissertation
• animation, video, or film projects
• excerpt from a novel, play or short story
• M.F.A. final project
• selection of poetry
• dance or other performance piece
• art work (paintings, ceramics, drawings, etc.)
• games

Proposals are due by December 19, 2014. All proposals must include the following:
• A complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, field, and affiliation of participant
• An abstract of no more than 200 words for the proposed presentation that includes 3 to 5 keywords
• For creative pieces: please also include medium, space requirements for the work/presentation,
Panel proposals must include the above information for each participant.
Send submissions and questions to utd.gsa@gmail.com Registration information will follow. For additional information see www.utdgsa.com.