>Subject: CFP: Experimental Histories in the Arts
>(Australia) (2/20/06; 7/28/06-7/29/06)
>From: Tara Forrest <[log in to unmask]>
>RETHINKING THE PAST: EXPERIMENTAL HISTORIES IN THE ARTS
>University of Technology Sydney: July 28-29, 2006.
>Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
>Laura U. Marks
>Dena Wosk University Professor in Art and Culture Studies, Simon Fraser
>Professor of Critical Theory in Architecture and Design, University of
>Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, University of Technology Sydney
>Drawing together scholars from a broad range of fields, the aim of the
>conference is to rethink the task of historiography via an exploration of
>experimental representations of ‚ and/or engagements with ‚ the past in
>fields as diverse as film, literature, art, architecture, theatre,
>photography, music, fictocritical writing, dance, video and new media.
>Questions addressed by the conference will include: How have writers,
>filmmakers, artists etc. sought to explore and redeem aspects of the past
>which have fallen outside of what has been monumentalised as historically
>significant?; What role have the arts played in destabilising historicist
>accounts of history as a form of evolutionary progress?; What possibilities
>have been attributed to writers, artists, new media practitioners etc. in
>theoretical accounts of the task of an experimental historiography?; How
>have people working in the arts sought to cleave open a space within
>official accounts of the relationship between the past and the present
>within which the possibilities of the past (and the future) can be
>re-imagined and re-explored?
>Call for Papers:
>Proposals are invited for 30 minute papers on, or related to, the conference
>theme. Please send a 200-300 word abstract and your contact details, via
>email, to the conference convenor Tara Forrest before February 20, 2006.
>Should you have any questions about the conference prior to this date,
>please feel free to email the convenor.
>Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in March. Should you, however,
>require confirmation at an earlier date, please inform the convenor of this
>in your proposal.
>Writing and Cultural Studies
>Humanities and Social Sciences
>University of Technology Sydney
>PO Box 123 Broadway
>NSW 2007 Australia
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>Phone: + 61 2 9514 2182
>Conference web page: http://www.hss.uts.edu.au/rethinking/
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