[Msa-discuss] CFP: Material Meanings EAM 2012 reminder

David Ayers D.S.Ayers at kent.ac.uk
Sat Nov 19 16:36:13 EST 2011

Material Meanings
Third Biannual Conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM)

7-9 September 2012

University of Kent, Canterbury, England

Deadline for proposals: 16 December 2011

Please see the conference site for announcements of keynote speakers and full details of the cfp: http://www.kent.ac.uk/english/materialmeanings/

The conference languages are English, French and German.

This conference investigates the avant-garde's reconfiguration of matter and materials in the quest to generate new meanings and effects.

Its particular focus will be the manner in which different artistic disciplines adopt strategies, theories and techniques from each other, and how they translate, transform and integrate conceptions and modes of expression from other sign systems.

Proposals are invited for contributions which deal with any of the following: the interference or conflict of artistic disciplines; the interaction of disciplines in artistic movements; the combination of media in single artworks or artistic practices; the treatment of sign as matter and matter as sign; the materiality of art and the art of materiality; art and material environment; the world as matter and meaning; text as thing, things as texts; the transfiguration of traditional or found materials; the material effectivity of the avant-garde; the interdependency of manifestos (meaning) and art (material); technology and the transformation of meaning; the incorporation of the foreign or extraneous.

We welcome contributions across all areas of avant-garde activity: art, literature, music, architecture, film, artistic and social movements, lifestyle, television, fashion, drama, performance, activism, design and technology. We especially welcome contributions which explore the combination of different media or practices within a single work or within a given environment.

Please submit proposals to the conference email address eam2012 at kent.ac.uk<mailto:eam2012 at kent.ac.uk> by 16 December 2011.

See website for details: http://www.kent.ac.uk/english/materialmeanings/
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