THE RADICAL NOW – Call for Papers

>>>Deadline extended to FEB 7 ! – There is still life. Send us your proposals. http://www.eam2014.com/index.php?id=94

Call for Papers – Open Panel at the 4th International Conference of the EAM European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernist Studies – University of Helsinki, Finland – August 2014

original call: http://www.eam-europe.be/de/node/24

1 Dick Higgins wipeout musicTHE RADICAL NOWPanel Topic: Where/What/Who is avant-garde NOW, and How?

The call for this conference (EAM Helsinki 2014 – “Utopia”) is written in the past tense. The EAM Network, like culture and academia more generally, perpetuates the tendency to view the avant-garde as primarily a historical phenomenon – something that happened in the past, in a period “roughly between 1850 and 1950”, to quote the website. Attention given to a/the “neo”-avant-garde often simply reaffirms this passéist perspective by updating it, perhaps as far as the 1970’s, maybe all the way up to ‘89. But a principle at work near the heart of the avant-garde adventure in many of its most famous cases is that only the NOW is historically relevant. Consequently, it can and should be argued, an avant-garde (a movement, an initiative, a project) can only ever be avant-garde now.

This panel invites contributions engaging the question: Where/What/Who is avant-garde NOW, How is this known?, and, always also, Where do you/we stand in relation?

Technical specifications: 1) An OPEN PANEL consists of a CHAIR and 3-8 speakers. The CHAIR proposes the topic. Once the topic is accepted it is advertised as part of the cfp and individuals may apply to join the panel. The CHAIR decides which papers are accepted. Those individual proposals which are rejected are considered by the conference organizers for inclusion in other panels. Doctoral students may apply to an open panel.

 

A list of open panels and peer seminars accepting papers can be found here

All submissions via the ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

Abstract submission instructions here – maximum length 200 words

Deadline for proposals: January 30 2014 

Participants will be notified of acceptance by February 28th.

Conference in August.

The official languages of the conference are English, French and German.

Website: http://www.eam2014.com/index.php?id=94

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