RAW: Research, Art, Writing
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
With Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Mary Larson of OSU
March 21-22, 2014
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of The University of Texas at Dallas
invites you to participate in RAW: Research, Art, Writing — an interdisciplinary graduate student
symposium. Organized by and for graduate students in the arts and humanities, the sixth annual
RAW symposium continues to advance the goal of opening up an interdisciplinary conversation.
Like our unique interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities graduate program, The RAW
conference wishes to promote a common discourse between digital and traditional humanities,
which have been conventionally separated by superficial methodological practices. At this year’s
RAW, we invite presentations that utilize traditional methods and their digital counterparts.
RAW seeks to encourage the exhibition of a cross-section of the technological approaches being
used, to reveal the existent networks across the practice, and to display the humanities for what
they are and not what we think they are.
We invite proposals for 15 minute individual presentations of papers, art, film,
photography, sculpture, games, etc., as well as submissions of full panels (which will include
three to four individual presentations). There are no limitations on field, genre, methodology, or
discipline; we welcome presentations from across the range of arts and humanities — including,
but not limited to, philosophy, history, emerging media, literature, language, performances,
works of art, etc. — and we especially encourage projects that forge “interdisciplinarity.”
Examples of possible project or presentation submissions include:
• excerpt of an M.A. paper or thesis
• excerpt of a seminar paper
• excerpt from a dissertation
• animation, video, or film projects
• excerpt from a novel, play or short story
• M.F.A. final project
• selection of poetry
• dance or other performance piece
• art work (paintings, ceramics, drawings, etc.)
Proposals are due by December 6, 2013. All proposals must include the following:
• A complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and affiliation of participant
• A vita of no more than one page
• For academic submissions: an abstract of no more than 250 words for the proposed
presentation that includes 3 to 5 keywords
• For creative pieces: please include medium, space requirements for the work/presentation,
and an artist statement
Panel proposals must include the above information for each participant.
Send submission questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Registration information will follow. For
additional information see http://www.utdgsa.com
On Thursday, September 12th at 5:00 pm we will be having our first GSA Meeting of the 2013-14 academic year in the Graduate Commons (JO 3930). Come meet the new GSA officers, find out what activities we have planned for Fall semester, or complain that we don’t have enough planned. Either way, join us on Thursday and be heard.
Can you attend? April 30th from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. in JO 4.306 (BBS conference room).
This spring the Graduate Program in the Humanities is undergoing its mandatory periodic program review. We have prepared a self-study report and on April 30th a review team, including UT Dallas and external members, will view our facilities and meet with students, faculty, and administration.
The internal members of the review team have not been identified, but the external reviewers are Dr. Janet Kourany, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and Dr. Elizabeth Lowe, director of the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois.
Feedback from our graduate students is needed. Please come if you are available. April 30th from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. in JO 4.306 (BBS conference room).
The polls have closed, and the results are in.
Your 2013-2014 GSA Executive Officers are:
President: Elizabeth Nogan Ranieri
Vice President: Jacob Crawford
Secretary: Rosalyn K. Mack
Membership: Rebecca Sader
Member-at-large: Poe Johnson
On behalf of the outgoing 2012-2013 GSA Executive Officers, thank you so much to all who ran for office, voted, and participated with the GSA and the RAW conference during the past year.
BIG SCREENS, SMALL SCREENS: SIZE MATTERS (IN ADAPTATION)
CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE/FILM CONFERENCE, 10-12 OCTOBER 2013
OREAD HOTEL, THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, LAWRENCE, KS. Deadline: June 1, 2013
“I like to watch. . .” writes David Thomson in his new book, The Big Screen. (2012). “We citizens are living with screens, even if nowadays we don’t go to ‘the movies’. . . .” Thomson, noted critic and historian, is the Keynote Speaker at the 2013 LFA Conference at the University of Kansas, 10-12 October 2013. His book provides the theme of this year’s Conference-”Big Screens, Small Screens: Size Matters (in Adaptation).”
This year we explore the changing aspects and consequences of the many “screens”-big, small, stationary, and mobile- that dominate our visual culture. These range from the big theater screens of classical Hollywood to today’s television and computer screens, mobile, hand-held screens of SmartPhones and Ipads, interactive video games, and the still frames of comic books and graphic novels. Moreover, we are no longer stationary viewers and readers positioned in public theaters and domestic armchairs; we consume our cinematic and literary texts on the move, in cars, office spaces, shopping malls, and airplanes. Consumption, perception, and comprehension of these texts are affected. As a result, the whole nature and practice of “adaptation” is changing.
In addition to traditional adaptation studies topics, other suggested subjects for conference presentations include:
* How have the convenience, variety, and ubiquity of digital technologies affected the distribution and consumption of classic literary texts?
* What literary texts have best lent themselves to a variety of channels of dissemination? How do newer and less conventional texts-such as comic books and video games-lend themselves to adaptation?
* How does the mobility of smart phones and ipads affect patterns of consumption?
* What consequences do the interactive potentials of video games have on classic literary texts?
* How do fan editors at their home computers adapt and “author” their own adaptations of pre-existing cinematic texts?
* And the question that hovers above it all: What does it mean these days “To watch. . . .”
In addition to David Thomson’s Keynote presentation, there will be special panels, roundtables, and workshops, including demonstrations on fan-editing and a new panel on “Poetry on Film.”
Please send your 200-word abstracts or inquiries to the co-organizers by June 1, 2013.
John C. Tibbetts: email@example.com
Cynthia J. Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference host site is the new Oread Hotel, a attractive multi-service facility located at 1200 Oread Avenue, conveniently situated on northern edge of the campus of the University of Kansas, just a few steps from the campus Student Union. All conference activities and dining facilities are under one roof. If you wish to explore Lawrence, the Oread is just minutes away from downtown. The conference has secured a block of discounted rooms. Additional information can be obtained from http://email@example.com. Phone number: 785-843-1200.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
75th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUTHWESTERN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
November 8-10, 2013 • Fredericksburg, TX
Conference URL: http://www.southwesternphilosophical.com/
Overview: Papers on any theme or problem in philosophy are welcome. Presented papers will be published in the Society’s journal, Southwest Philosophy Review. The Society gives an annual award of $100 to the best paper accepted for the program written by a graduate student or recent Ph.D. (degree must have been granted within three years of the meeting). Authors who are eligible for the prize should indicate this on the cover page of their submission.
Submissions: Electronic submissions are required and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and contain “SWPS 2013 Conference” in the subject line. Papers must be in MS Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Papers submitted in any other format cannot be processed. Papers may not exceed 3000 words in length, and those over 3000 words will not be considered. Submissions should include a word count and 150 word abstract (not counted in total word count) on the title page. Papers should not contain any information identifying the author of the submission.
In a separate title page document, please submit the following: title of the paper, abstract of the paper, author’s name, affiliation, email address and phone number.
Submission deadline: Papers must be received by Friday, 12 July 2013.
Membership: You must be a member to present. For information on becoming a member go to
http://collegeofliberalarts.uah.edu/philosophy/heikes/SWPSmembershipquerry.pdf or for further information contact Deb Heikes, University of Alabama – Huntsville, email@example.com
2013 Conference Hotel: Fredericksburg Inn and Suites, 201 South Washington Street (2 blocks from Main Street). Rooms are $99 plus taxes Thurs night, $139 plus taxes Fri/Sat night. Reservations can be made by calling 830-997-0202. Please mention “Southwestern
Philosophical Society” when booking. The rate includes breakfast, parking, and wireless internet. Reservations must be made by 10/7/13. The hotel’s website is http://www.fredericksburg-inn.com/
2013 Conference Banquet: A banquet will be held in honor of the society’s 75th year, and will be hosted at a local TX Hill Country winery. The banquet must be reserved separately.
Questions or comments: Julie Kuhlken, Vice President and Program Chair,
Journal: For questions about the Southwest Philosophy Review, or to submit an article for consideration in the 2013 open issue (due by May 1, 2013), please contact Todd Stewart, Illinois State University, firstname.lastname@example.org