Unconventional Wisdom is a two day student symposium focused on cultural studies of the Americas. One day will highlight graduate students, while a second day will highlight the research efforts of undergraduate students.
We seek studies in ethnography, photo voice, digital storytelling, digital archival work, art history, oral history, creative non-fiction, literary studies, journalism, and photojournalism that embody a similar spirit. While we do not want to tie scholars down to any particular topic, we ask that all pieces remain in some fashion focused on cultural studies of the Americas. Furthermore, we welcome and want the unexpected, the disruptive, and the alien. We seek excitement, befuddlement, and inspiration to hone our creative and academic edge.
Some possible options:
-Presentations/Workshops of new or unconventional research methodologies for cultural studies
-Interdisciplinary or multimodal academic papers
-Topics on writing, reading, or researching creative non-fiction
-Photo essay/Photo voice presentations
-Fiction led by research
-Compelling cultural studies scholarship on any unconventional source or topic
Paper presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes long, workshops no more than 30 minutes long, and films no more than 30 minutes long. While the symposium is geared towards individual research, full panels and collaborative works are welcome.
Please submit an abstract of your work that is no more than 350 words in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format. Please include your name, phone number, email address, institution, and a 100 word biographical sketch. For films, please include a link to either the trailer or the whole film.
Send abstracts and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 5pm.
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