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>From: Brian Page <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Chance Encounters (grad) (3/18/05; 4/2/05)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>CHANCE ENCOUNTERS
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>Kaynote Speaker : Jackson Lears
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>The Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture invites
>submissions from graduate students in any field for our conference on
>"Chance Encounters".  Our focus is on the cross-fertilization of ideas
>throughout the past and present.  Such encounters have impacted disparate
>cultures and fields, and though often accidental, they have indelibly shaped
>the act of creation or discovery.  Emphasizing these productive moments of
>exchange and interaction enhances our prospects for more inclusive, diverse
>and fertile conversations in the future.  Submissions might address a number
>of topics:  the role of the cultural melting pot in the history of American
>music; the sometimes accidental nature of scientific discovery; the
>deliberate use of random stimuli techniques to provoke novel reactions to
>old problems; experimental methods in artistic production; the reciprocal
>development of the sciences and the arts; or the impact of class, creed,
>gender and ethnicity-and the associated struggles-upon the creative
>enterprise.  Or, the submission might be an instance of work that draws
>inspiration from a seemingly unrelated source, was inspired by an accidental
>interaction with the cognitively remote, or fuses disparate elements from
>diverse sources in a provocative new combination.  We encourage submissions
>that stand at the cross-cultural nexus, blur the distinction between
>disciplines, or apply established methodological practices to new areas.  A
>submission need not be the polished end product-works in progress are
>encouraged-and presentations may be either delivered or performed.
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>Our discussion of chance and inspiration offers the exciting opportunity of
>a highly inclusive inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural conversation.  The
>conference will be held on April 2, on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers
>University, at the Zimmerli Museum.  A complimentary luncheon for conference
>participants will feature keynote speaker Jackson Lears.  The Zimmerli
>Museum provides access to the galleries, a performance space with a very
>nice piano, and a conference room with a full A/V equipment array, including
>a data projector and slide carousel.  Please join us for this event by
>submitting a one-paragraph proposal for either an individual or group
>presentation by Friday, March 18, to the following address:
>[log in to unmask]  Please include "CCACC cnf" in the subject line.
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>This conference is presented by the Center for the Critical Analysis of
>Contemporary Culture (CCACC) and the Graduate Student Association of Rutgers
>University.

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