[csaa-forum] CFP: The Poetry and Poetics of Popular Culture (extended deadline: 4 November 2011)

Kit MacFarlane kit at sprawl.com.au
Tue Oct 18 11:11:46 CST 2011

'The Poetry and Poetics of Popular Culture'.

Call For Papers, Online Video Conference, 11-12 November 2011.
Hosted by the University of South Australia Poetry and Poetics Centre.


Submission Deadline Extended: Friday November 4, 2011.

The Poetry and Poetics Centre of the University of South Australia
invites video presentations to be part of an international online
conference entitled 'The Poetry and Poetics of Popular Culture'.

'The Poetry and Poetics of Popular Culture' is seeking an eclectic
range of presentations on poetry and poetics and their relations and
connections to popular culture in all its forms.

As an influential and intellectual discourse, poetry's presence and
influence can be found in all forms of pop culture and everyday life,
from the general presence of poetry in popular film and TV, to the
role and presence of poets as characters, to the prominence of
particular poets in the popular realm, to the poetics of popular media
forms. From Star Trek to Rumpole of the Bailey, Aristotle's Poetics in
The Name of the Rose to James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in Howl, poetry
permeates the popular realm. Similarly, pop culture is equally a
presence in poetry, with poets embracing not only its ubiquitous
presence as a topic, but also delving into its personal individual
resonances, and embracing its forms and structures.

'The Poetry and Poetics of Pop Culture' is an innovative online
conference, with international speakers providing pre-recorded video
presentations and featuring interactive online forums and chat-rooms
so that participants can view and respond to the presentations in the
comfort of their own homes and offices.

Video presentations can take any form the presenter chooses, full of
professional editing and flashy CGI or a traditional presentation
delivered straight to camera with a minimum of fuss. Participants are
welcome to take advantage of the video form, but no technical wizardry
is expected or required.

The only requirement is that video presentations run no longer than
fifteen minutes.

Once recorded, the videos should be sent or made available to the
conference organisers to be prepared for streamed viewing over the
course of the conference (11-12 November 2011).

'The Poetry and Poetics of Popular Culture' conference is partnered
with the journal 'Asiatic' (http://asiatic.iium.edu.my/),
editor-in-chief Associate Professor Mohammad A. Quayum, and presenters
will be able to submit written papers based on video presentations
that meet the journal's goals to the journal to be peer-reviewed for
possible publication.

We are proud to announce Professor Kirpal Singh as the Keynote
Presenter. Professor Singh is Associate Professor of English
Literature & Creative Thinking at Singapore Management University and
Director of the Wee Kim Wee Centre.

Registration for guests and presenters is $35, which includes full
access to all online presentations and resources, and participation in
the round table internet conference forum on Saturday 12 November
2011. Payment details will be provided shortly and also made available
on the Poetry and Poetics Centre website

Video presentations should be submitted by 4 November 2011. Presenters
will be notified of acceptance shortly after submission.

General and video submission enquiries to Dr Kit MacFarlane
(kit.macfarlane at unisa.edu.au).

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