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>Subject: CFP: Intermedia Theory (3/10/05; MLA '05)
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>From: "Frever, Trinna " <[log in to unmask]>
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>Musicians often argue that writing about music is a futile act,
>equivalent to "dancing about architecture."  Yet the prevalence of texts
>that embody multiple media, and scholarship that effectively
>cross-analyzes texts from different media, demonstrates that arts can
>indeed invoke/recreate one another.  Intermedia Theory hypothesizes that
>cross-media interextualities necessarily reveal, confound, and reshape
>preconceived textual boundaries, including genre, style, nation, time
>period, authorship, and aesthetic.  This panel seeks to illuminate the
>myriad ways that cross-media intertextualities create an intermediate
>space that refigures our concepts of text and Text.
>
>Papers on this topic sought for a proposed Special Session at the Modern
>Language Association convention in December:  "Dancing About
>Architecture:  Creating Intermedia Theory."  Please note:  Though texts
>from "new media" hold high potential for intermedia analysis, papers
>addressing a broad range of textual intersections are encouraged.  These
>include, but are not limited to:
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>Literature
>Oral Stories/Storytelling
>Folklore
>Folk Arts
>Painting
>Photography
>Music
>Architecture
>Film
>Dance
>Theater
>Textile Arts (fashion, costume, quilting)
>Gaming
>Cybertext
>Scholarly Writing
>
>Short CV and 400 word abstracts to Trinna S. Frever, [log in to unmask],
>by March 10.
>
>

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