MSA 15: The Dada AppWhat contemporary uses can we make of Dada methods, techniques, innovations, and ideas? Should Dada inform our politics? Can it help to break us out of the postmodern ever-same, or is it the already-been-done, as Peter Bürger's Theory of the Avant-Garde might suggest? Where is the Dada apparatus today?
Papers dealing with all Dada movements, sites, and languages are solicited. All genres are welcome, including, but not limited to, film, music, literature, and visual art. Scholars should reach beyond the innovative reading of individual (anti-)works to address larger questions concerning Dada's relevance. Of particular interest are presentations that analyze Dada in such contexts as gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, colonial discourse, primitivism, class warfare, geography, and the ascendancy of fascism.
Please submit abstracts of approximately 500 words.
Conference Location: Brighton, UK
Conference Starts: August 29, 2013
Conference Ends: September 01, 2013
CFP Submission Deadline: March 03, 2013
For more information, contact: Merrill Cole