Edmonton, July 2003
Archiving Modernism Submission Deadline: October 1, 2002 Conference Date: July 23-26, 2003 University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Organizers: Prof. Ted Bishop & Prof. Michael O'Driscoll Recent descriptions of the "archive" as a regulatory mechanism of knowledge, a psychic system of memory and forgetting, a governing figure of subjectivity, and a space of embodied experience have enlivened some of the possible ways in which we might conceive of archival systems in relation to cultural critique. At the same time, the study of twentieth-century culture in its social, political, historical, and material contexts has made increasingly important questions regarding the archive as a set of practices, as an institutional apparatus, and as a discourse network.. With such intersections in mind, scholars are invited to submit proposals for an international, interdisciplinary conference that will foreground engagements with the archive in relation to the study of Modernism in its many forms. Papers presented during the conference might include, but will not be restricted to the following suggested topics: - politics of the archive - archiving race, class, gender, sexuality, nation - archival violence - architectures & topographies of the archive - affect/erotics/fevers of the archive - ecology of the archive - the body as archive - the archive as labyrinth or rhizome - pan-archives & meta-archives - materialist hermeneutics & textual studies - cultural studies in the archive - archival histories / historical archives - old media, new media, and inter-media archives - archival methods & archival madness Papers will be no more than twenty minutes in length. Please send 250 word proposals by electronic submission to email@example.com Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2002.