>From: "Anna Marin" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: aesthetic INVASIONS / articulate EVASIONS (grad)
>The Departments of English & Comparative Literature and Rhetoric & Writing
>Studies are proud to present the 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate
>Student Conference: San Diego State University
>Crisis Carnival 2006
>aesthetic INVASIONS / articulate EVASIONS
>An interdisciplinary discussion of the humanities
>Saturday, October 21st, 2006
>Scholars from all fields are invited to submit: papers, poetry, fiction,
>artwork & films
>Art itself is invasive. The act of creating art is an invasion of
>identity, of the subconscious, of the status quo. The productive or
>destructive interplay between various forms of artistic media exemplifies
>the complexity of socially constructed notions of art forms and the subtle
>duality of the creative process. This process can be exploitative, or
>otherwise insensitive, employing skillful elusion and manipulation. This
>can occur through political subterfuge and/or authorial masking, with
>subversive values encoded within the seemingly innocuous.
>A work can also invade the reader/viewer's mind with its vivid sensory
>impressions, beauty, and/or terror, helping assemble in the reader's
>imagination something intense and personally meaningful that otherwise
>would not exist in the "uninvaded" mind.
>The viewing of art can be similarly invasive. The reader invades the work
>with personal experiences and creates a highly individualized network of
>connections and images in response to the text. This allows for much
>debate in the realms of both the foundations of aesthetic appreciation (is
>this why works can matter to us so much? is it because we ARE the work to
>a large extent?) and the critical debate over textual appropriation.
>Potential topics may include:
>Ethnic Studies, gender relations, multimedia, literature and the arts,
>public vs. private space, identity politics, voyeurism, suveillance,
>postmodernism, Orientalism, regionalism, postcolonialism, world literature,
>religion and the sciences.
>Each submission should include:
>One cover page and one 250 word abstract for a 10-12 page paper,
>short story, poetry, or a 15 minute film.
>Please include your title, contact information, and area of study on your
>Artwork should be submitted as photos with the titles written on the back.
>Each performance piece is limited to 15 minutes; please send a video tape.
>A $30.00 registration fee must be paid prior to presenting at the
>This fee includes a presenter/faculty luncheon and a copy of the
>The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2006.
>Send electronic submissions and/or questions to : [log in to unmask]
>Send physical submissions to: Crisis Carnival Committee / Dept. Of Rhetoric
>& Writing Studies
>SDSU / 5500 Campanile Drive / San Diego, CA 92182
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