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Consciousness, Literature and the Arts

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 9, 2005, 5:17 p.m.

MAY 7-9, 2005

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies is pleased to host the first International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the launch of the refereed web journal Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (CLA) (www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/journal) and the launch of two book series: Theatre and Consciousness (Bristol: Intellect) with the publication of Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe’s Theatre and Consciousness (Studies): Explanatory Scope and Future Potential and Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (Amsterdam: Rodopi), with the publication of Amy Ione’s Visualizing Innovation: Cross-currents in art, science, technology and visual studies

The conference will be held in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, from Saturday 7 to Monday 9 May 2005. Apart from invited and contributed papers, in plenary and parallel sessions, we are planning a performance of Robin Graham’s A Different Place, see http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/journal/archive/graham.html, a performance by Koodiyattom performer Arya Madhavan, a poetry performance by CLA editorial board member John Danvers, and an optional conference dinner.

Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. Please send the abstract to Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe, dam@aber.ac.uk. Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 March 2005. Colleagues will be informed within 2 weeks of receipt whether their abstract has been accepted.

The peer-reviewed journal Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (CLA) (www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/journal) invites submissions of papers (up to 10,000 words) on an ongoing basis, no deadlines. Please send papers or enquiries to Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe, dam@aber.ac.uk.