[Air-l] Reminder - Intersections 2005 Deadline - Jan 17

Lauren Cruikshank lcruikshankA910 at rogers.com
Wed Jan 12 11:42:50 PST 2005

Please circulate this CFP reminder to all potentially interested graduate
scholars.  The deadline for submissions is January 17, 2005.  Thank you and
please accept our apologies for cross-posting.

Lauren Cruikshank
Intersections 2005 Conference Chair


Intersections 2005: HYBRID ENTITIES

Call For Proposals

A Graduate Student Creative Conference
Hosted by the students of
the Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture
York University and Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
March 18-20, 2005

We invite all interested graduate students to join us for our 4th annual
Intersections event, expanded this year into a weekend Creative Conference.
As scholars doing interdisciplinary work in a joint programme, we are
especially interested in encountering and generating significant
intersections of art, activism and academia.   How can we remix resistance?
What can mongrel media make possible?  How does contemporary culture rework
us? Which beings, theories, technologies, cultures, languages,
representations and values compound into interesting hybrid entities and

HYBRID ENTITIES is a call for works that take up what is revealed when
entities collide and the creative or transformative possibilities in
interesting combinations and connections.  After last year's
successful conference around themes of lag, error, breaks and gaps, our
focus now turns to links, networks, compositions and new creations. We are
interested in submissions that explore these intersections where names have
not yet been given, where identities are still being formed and where new
problems and possibilities for bridging the gaps among scholarly
disciplines, and between scholars, artists and activists can be found.

Open to all graduate students, this interdisciplinary conference welcomes
submissions that take up these themes either through a paper presentation,
an artistic expression, or an activist agenda.  Details on subtopics and
submission procedures follow below.



Invited submissions include papers, artwork and activist presentations that
relate to the following broad themes:

Media and Culture
Topics could include (but are not limited to) subjectivity, popular and
visual culture, media studies, cultural consumption and production, media
democracy, representations of sexualities/race/ethnicity, gender studies,
portrayals of social class, depictions of ability/disability, semiotics and
linguistics, cultures of cities, space and place.

Technology in Practice
Submissions in this category might address (but are not limited to)
questions regarding technology's emergent role in theoretical and practical
debates surrounding art, authenticity, and aesthetics, negotiations of
accessibility and identity, race and gender, explorations in the concepts of
the cyborg, the post-human, and technoculture.

Politics and Policy
Potential areas of focus could include (but are not limited to) strategies
of resistance, questions of structure, power and agency, deliberations about
the communication and culture and the public sphere, sovereignty,
accessibility, cultural policy, citizenship, globalization, copyright and
intellectual property, privacy and surveillance, media ownership in Canada,
communication policy.


As an expanded event, this year HYBRID ENTITIES will include the following
formats for disseminating and discussing ideas.

Paper presentations
- 15 min. presentation of an academic paper with time for discussion to

Creative work with artist's talk
- Artwork/media for exhibition, accompanied by artist talk during conference

Poster session (with possible roundtable discussion)
- Presentation of materials in a poster and/or table display with
discussant. If there is enough interest, these displays may be followed by a
roundtable discussion.

Although these formats are tailored to accommodate academic papers, artwork
and activist contributions respectively, all participants are encouraged to
apply for whatever format is most interesting or appropriate for your

All interested participants are asked to submit a textual abstract or
artist's statement explaining the proposed presentation in light of the
conference themes, and indicate which of the above three formats the
presentation would take.

Abstract or statement should be no more than 250 words (approx. 1
typewritten page, double spaced) and submitted via email as an attachment in
.TXT, .RTF, or Microsoft Word format.

Name and contact information should not appear on this page. Please include
a separate page with the following information:

1. Title of presentation as it appears on the abstract or statement
2. Name
3. Affiliation (program and university)
4. Level and year of study (ex. Master's, 2nd year)
5. Phone number
6. E-mail address
7. Mailing address
8. A/V requirements (computer/projector, film projector, VCR, stereo,
turntables, etc.)
9. Other requirements (table, easel, hooks, display materials).  If you have
exceptional requirements for your work, please contact us to discuss

Artists are also asked to submit a small sample of their work for
adjudication, by either email or post.

If sending creative works by email, please submit up to 10 jpegs sized to
display onscreen or a multimedia clip with cumulative attachment size of 5mb
or less. You may also direct us to an URL.  Please number the pieces and put
viewing instructions, comments and titles in your email if applicable.

If submitting creative works by post, please mail the proposal well before
the deadline with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return to:
Intersections, c/o Graduate Communication and Culture, 3068 TEL Building,
York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3.  You may send a CD,
DVD, cued video or other multimedia, the duration of which does not exceed
10 minutes. Alternatively, you may send up to 10 slides or printouts of
work, illustrations or diagrams. Please include a slide or media list with
title, size, media, and date, and viewing instructions for your work if
Please do not send original work.

Deadline:  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2005.

Please e-mail submissions to: intersec at ryerson.ca

For inquires and info e-mail: tanner1 at yorku.ca

CFP available online:    http://www.yorku.ca/cocugsa/conference.html

Presented by the Communication and Culture Graduate Students Association:

For more information about the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture:

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