Spaces of (Dis)location
The College of Arts, University of Glasgow, is excited to announce Spaces of
(Dis)location, a two-day multidisciplinary graduate conference taking place on 24th– 25th May 2012.
national and cultural boundaries are blurred in our increasingly global
society, the ideas of space and location – whether
physical or metaphysical, real or imaginary – are evolving. This notion
provides the stimulus for a conference that we hope will inspire
creativity and debate across many subjects in the arts and humanities.
major aim of this conference is to foster networks and connections
across different institutions and subjects. It is also
our intention to publish an edited volume with articles from this
conference through the University of Glasgow’s international
postgraduate research journal eSharp.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Ideas of space: physical and imaginary
- Spatial dichotomies (urban/rural, public/private)
- Cultural and natural spaces
- Adaptation (literary,linguistic, cinematic, etc.)
- Cultural diaspora
- Spaces of performance
- The space of the body
welcome submissions of abstracts for papers in the classic 20-minute
format, but are also keen to accept different presentation
formats. There will be a poster session and a Pecha Kucha session on
each day of the conference and we would welcome your submissions in
these formats too.
Pecha Kucha presentation consists of 20 slides, each shown for exactly
20 seconds, so the entire presentation will therefore
last 6 minutes and 40 seconds. It is an engaging and challenging format
for researchers at every stage of their career, but provides a
particularly creative format for those just starting their research to
receive feedback on their project design and initial
poster sessions will take place during conference coffee breaks.
Presenters will have the opportunity to briefly introduce
their poster and then the posters will all be on display during the
break. The poster session will offer a space for presenters to
introduce their research to other participants and, like the Pecha Kucha
format, is particularly helpful to those just starting
addition to the poster and Pecha Kucha formats, we will also accept
proposals for short performance pieces or films that
reflect the themes of the conference. If you wish to submit such a
proposal, please also provide us with any technical specifications that
your piece will require.
Please submit abstracts or proposals of no more than 250 words as e-mail attachments to:
Deadline for submissions is Friday 9th March 2012.