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>Subject: CFP: Revolutions in Form (UK) (6/15/06; evolutions, 9/22/06-9/23/06)
>ëevolutionsí: a two-day international conference hosted by the School
>of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh,
>22-23 September 2006
>CFP Panel: Revolutions in Form
>Art is dead. Long live Dada!
>- Walter Serner
>Push aside literary, grammatical and syntactic obstacles!
>Strike as deep as you can strike!
>- Jack Kerouac
> From the Dada battle cry to the Beat writerís call to arms,
>significant challenges to conventional artistic form go hand in hand
>with the language of revolution. The relationship between artistic
>production and the political, however, goes beyond a mere analogy:
>indeed, the ambiguous role that the arts play in reinforcing or
>challenging various ideologies is much debated. This panel seeks to
>interrogate this complex problematic and invites papers which address
>such questions as: What is the relationship between artistic
>experimentation and political engagement? What constitutes revolution
>and/or political engagement in the arts? What is the relationship
>between technology and formal innovation? How do the forms of
>particular works interact with the historical moment of their
>emergence? If literature art and film can be said to be revolutionary,
>how can their effects be measured? What, if any, forms of writing
>and/or artistic production can be now considered revolutionary? What
>possibilities do new media technologies and the internet offer to
>artists and writers as regards innovation and revolutionary action?
>Are we currently witnessing a revolution in form created by the
>potential of digital technologies? Considerations of the avant-gardes
>and experimental writing/film/art are welcomed.
>Applicants who are interested in submitting a paper for ërevolutions in
>formí should send a title and abstract of no more than 300 words
>accompanied by a short CV to the following e-mail address:
><[log in to unmask]>. The deadline for submission is 15
>July, and speakers whose proposals have been accepted will be notified
>shortly thereafter. Papers delivered at the conference are expected to
>be approximately 20 minutes long. Selected papers from the conference
>will be collected and published in a special issue of Forum,
>Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, University of Edinburgh.
>This conference is being generously co-sponsored by Forum and the
>University of Edinburgh.
>Any questions concerning this panel should be addressed to Lisa Otty at
>the following e-mail address: <[log in to unmask]>.
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