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>The 4th Annual CRAFT, CRITIQUE, CULTURE conference will be held April 2-4,
>2004.
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>CRAFT, CRITIQUE, CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
>intersections between critical and creative approaches to writing both within
>and outside the academy. This yearís conference will have a special focus on
>textual interactionsóthe relationship(s) among all aspects of a textís
>creation and consumption. The book is a center of a network of authors,
>suppliers, producers, distributors, and readers. It exists in a context of
>social, economic, historical, and cultural factors that inevitably influence
>its production, distribution, and reception. By looking at the various
>interactions between these factors, this conference will seek to include a
>variety of issues, including materiality, experimental textual forms, border-
>crossing, intermedia, hybridity, and the avant-garde. We encourage the
>submission of literary criticism, border studies, theoretical and cultural
>studies approaches, and original creative work in a variety of media
>(including film, video, music, writing, visual art, artists books, etc.).
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>Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
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>The creation, diffusion, or reception of the written or printed word in any
>historical period.
>Interactions between author and audience, form and content
>Orality and literacy in a computer age
>The fate of the book
>Migration from text to image, from print to digital, and from bricks-and-
>mortar to virtual
>Literary migrations into other disciplines
>The relationship between print culture and urban life (periodicals,
>newspapers, advertisements, flyers, books, broadsheets, zines, calendars,
>posters, maps, etc.)
>Reading and literacy
>Theories of the material production of texts
>Information/media studies
>The culture industry
>Translation and translation theory
>Sociologies of the text and communities of readers
>The cultures of collecting
>Popular culture and reader revisions/transformation/rewriting (slash, fanfic)
>Imperial, colonial, and postcolonial histories of the bookóthe role of
>imperial structures of book production, distribution, and reception
>Please submit papers, abstracts, or panel proposals by February 15, 2004 to:
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>Jeffrey Butler, English Department, 308 English Philosophy Building,
>University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1492.
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>or by email to [log in to unmask] Electronic submissions are strongly
>encouraged.
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