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>From: "Louise Owen" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Sighting the Document (grad) (UK) (9/28/06; 10/20/06-10/21/06)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>SIGHTING THE DOCUMENT: THE BUILDING OF THE ARCHIVE
>Queen Mary, University of London, UK
>Friday 20 & Saturday 21 October 2006
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>A graduate student conference event for researchers in the humanities,
>funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
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>This conference explores the document  in its widest possible sense  and
>its relationship to the archive.  With the conceptual and practical tools a
>performance studies perspective offers, SIGHTING THE DOCUMENT approaches
>documentation and archival work as situated processes.  In any such
>conversation, questions related to the production and reception of knowledge
>emerge.  How might the material constitution of the document affect its
>reception?  What changes when the document is recontextualised, and what
>role does this play in the enactment of everyday life?  What are the
>theoretical and practical consequences of calling the stability of archives,
>sites of the containment and transmission of knowledge, into question?  What
>are the historiographical and epistemological challenges that research faces
>if the document 'itself' is problematized?  Is this liberating (opening up a
>wealth of possibilities as to what might count as 'document' and 'archive'),
>intractable (fraught with incapacitating relativism) or something else,
>suggesting perhaps a different set of ethical questions?
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>SIGHTING THE DOCUMENT is an occasion for mutually enriching exchange to take
>place between geographical, historical, aesthetic and pragmatic approaches
>to documentation and the archive.  Papers across the humanities addressing a
>diversity of issues that relate to the scope of this theme are invited. 
>Topics might include (but are not restricted to): nostalgia and other
>manifestations of cultural memory; commerce and the commoditization of
>knowledge; shopping (barter, exchange, purchase, selection); the body as/of
>the archive; intermediality; the ontology of the document; how and where the
>archive is sighted, sited or cited.  The aim of the event is to cultivate
>productive opportunities for disciplinary paths to connect, in part to
>discover how discipline-specific methodologies might usefully apply to other
>fields.
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>SIGHTING THE DOCUMENT will incorporate panel presentations, round table
>discussion, and a range of practice-based research training workshops on the
>sensory themes of 'Touch' (the body as a site of archival knowledge),
>'Sight' (the archive in visual cultures), 'Hearing' (the role of sound in
>cultural memory) and 'Disappearing' (archiving the 'ephemerality' of
>performance).
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>We are delighted to welcome Alan Read as the keynote speaker for SIGHTING
>THE DOCUMENT.  Alan Read is Professor of Theatre in the Department of
>English at King's College, University of London.  He is the author of
>'Theatre and Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance' (1995), and the editor
>of 'Spaced Out: Architecture, Art and the City at the Millennium' (1999) and
>'Architecturally Speaking: Practices of Art, Architecture and the Everyday'
>(2000).
>
>Papers should not exceed fifteen minutes. The deadline for submission of
>250-500 word abstracts is 28 September 2006. Please include your name,
>institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number. Abstracts
>should be submitted via e-mail to [log in to unmask]
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