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CALL FOR CREATIVE WORK: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON PARTIES/SHARED SPACE
University of Southern California
18th Annual AEGS (Association of English Graduate Students) Conference
April 9-10, 2005
Los Angeles, CA
You are invited to . . . submit papers, panels, poetry, fiction, and other written or visual creative work responding to the conference theme of Parties/Shared Space. We invite submissions of creative and critical work from all disciplines. Please contact us for a more specific CFP for academic papers.
Parties are generally thought of as fun places to gather, environments for celebrating or merely as occasions to socialize. Parties also provide a context
in which to question and examine shared space. We hope to do both through this conference: provide a fun gathering where writers/artists can party while engaging in a creative dialogue about parties and shared space.
Come share your work with fellow scholars, writers and artists! We welcome both individual submissions and panel proposals.
Some preliminary panel topics (Please suggest others!):
Poetry/fiction/other creative work that incorporates, thematically or tangentially:
> -- House parties
> -- Masquerade
> -- Subcultures
> -- Rituals
> -- Political Activism/Protests/Grass-roots organizations
> -- Weddings/Wakes/Funerals
> -- Crowds and claustrophobia
> -- Collective vs. Individual Identities (gendered, raced, sexed, and/or ethnically constructed notions of shared space)
> -- Cyberspace/Chat rooms/Internet communities
> -- Collaborative projects
> -- Work inspired by/in response to Literary/Artistic gatherings (i.e. Bloomsbury Group, Beat Poets, Warhol’s Factory, Harlem Renaissance)
Keynote speaker and after party information TBA
Come to our party! Please submit several poems, up to 10 pages of prose, or a sample of other creative work by January 2, 2005 to: Siel Ju at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include “Parties Conference” in the subject heading. Proposals should also include name, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and email address of the presenter. If proposing a panel, please include the above information for all participants.