The Department of English is hosting our annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Collections and Collaborations”
this Thursday through Saturday, March 24th to 26th. Please come and join us!
Check out the info below as well as our website, where you can find the full conference schedule:
New media—most notably Web 2.0 (and now 3.0)—have challenged us to think about our artistic creations, social spaces, and most deeply cherished beliefs along increasingly decentered, collectivist lines. Do such technologies push our creative and critical work in more collaborative directions? And given that ideas of collective fictions and culture, collaborations, adaptations, and translations exist in folk traditions, national legends, and the emergence of the bourgeois public sphere, is there anything new about collectivity or collaboration?
• Collaborative writing, storytelling, filmmaking, and performance
• Translation, adaptation, remediation
• Intertextuality, particularly across history or genre
• Museums, readings, performances, exhibitions
• The death of the author and originality
• Multiple voices/images
• Mass audiences
• New media
• Web 2.0/3.0: “crowdsourcing,” “truthiness,” and “collaboratition”
• Digital possibilities for collaborative scholarship
• Collective aesthetics
• Genre studies
• Oral and folk traditions
• National legends and myths of “national character”
• The position of the individual in relation to the collective
• Subaltern, or other imposed collective identities
• Collaborative or collectives truths and faiths
Several of our panels bridge the “critical” and “creative” in interesting and exciting ways. Come check them out!
Our keynote speakers at this year’s conference will be Jeremy Braddock from Cornell University and Ellen MacKay from our own English Department. We will also have a Creative Writer from here at IU, Cathy Bowman, presenting some of her work.