[Msa-discuss] Avant-Gardes Now! An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Avant-Garde Studies and Practice, 1 May, Oxford Brookes

Niall Munro niall.munro at brookes.ac.uk
Tue Mar 24 18:20:07 EDT 2015


*Avant-Gardes Now!, Friday 1 May 2015, 1-7pm, Oxford Brookes University*

John Henry Brookes Building 204, Gipsy Lane Campus
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/projects/avant-gardes-now!-symposium/

A poster is attached - please display it where possible!

Hosted by the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre
<http://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/>, and formulated in part as a more
specific response to the 2014 BAMS Conference 'Modernism
Now!', 'Avant-Gardes Now!' will address topics which are relevant both to
interdisciplinary and international avant-garde studies and creative
practice, and also to the UK research and funding environment.

Keynote speaker:
- Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield), 'Breton & Soupault's *Les
Champs Magnétiques* and the First World War'

Speakers:
- Professor David Cottington (Kingston University), 'The avant-garde's
alternative professionalism'
- Professor Martin Iddon (University of Leeds), 'Outsourcing Progress: on
conceptual music'
- Dr Julia Jordan (University College London), 'Accidental Narratives:
*Remak*ing the 60s Avant-Garde'
- Dr Sam Ladkin (University of Sheffield), 'Avant-gardes against value'
- Dr Nikolai Lübecker (St. John's College, University of Oxford), 'Into the
Dead End: Korine's *Trash Humpers* (2009)'
- Dr Claire Warden (University of Lincoln), 'Can the avant-garde be
performed?'

Oxford Brookes respondents:
Professor Nathalie Aubert, Professor Alex Goody, Professor Paul Whitty

Featured poetry reading by Peter Manson, followed by a wine reception.

The Symposium is free to attend, but registration is essential. To register
your place, e-mail Dr Eric White (ewhite at brookes.ac.uk) no later than
Thursday 2 April.

Postgraduate students are warmly encouraged to attend. If you live outside
the Oxford/London area and wish to be considered for a travel bursary,
please include a short (2-3 sentence) description of your Master's or
Doctoral project with your registration e-mail by the deadline.

The Symposium organizers are Dr Eric White and Dr Niall Munro.

For more details on the Symposium, visit:
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/projects/avant-gardes-now!-symposium/
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