Interdisciplinary conference call for papers
The University of St. Thomas Art History, English, Museum Studies, and Creative Writing graduate programs will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 24, 2020. This conference is titled “Urban Experience in Art, Literature, Architecture, Film, Museums, Creative Writing, and New Media.”
While papers addressing any aspect of literature, film, art history, architecture, museum studies, new media, and cultural studies will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the conference theme across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. Creative writers are also sought to read original work related to the conference theme during a lunchtime reading performance.
Urban Experience is central to many works of art, literature, and museums as sites of political and cultural struggle, both affirming and challenging the status quo. The aim of this conference is to explore this theme in an interdisciplinary way, engaging a wide variety of approaches, traditions, innovations, and points of view, in texts from any historical moment.
Analyses of artistic, literary, architectural, historical, cultural, cinematic, digital, and/or other textualities is encouraged. Proposals for whole panels (three presenters) or round-tables (four or more presenters) are welcome in addition to individual papers. Also acceptable are creative writing samples from writers who would like to read their work during the conference.
For consideration, please submit a 400-word abstract for individual papers, panels, or roundtables, or a 5-10 page creative writing sample, to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2020.