[Rumori] collage conference call for papers

kembrew mcleod kembrew-mcleod at uiowa.edu
Fri Aug 20 15:05:35 PDT 2004

Collage as Cultural Practice seeks to examine interventionist collage practices 
in all media, with an emphasis on the social, political, and legal implications 
of this method of appropriation. The conference, taking place March 24–26, 
2005, at the University of Iowa, will interrogate the political and social 
dimensions of collage as a practice that enables oppositional commentary across 
the cultural spectrum: from the leftist collages of the Dadaists and the 
Situationists to the unauthorized use of corporate trademarks, interventions by 
queer activists, and the more recent flurry of Internet-distributed antiwar 
video collage pieces that appropriate from the mainstream media in satirical 
ways. We seek to bring together scholars of, and practitioners in, the media of 
film and video, music, literature, visual arts and beyond—putting together a 
series of panels, performances and screenings, and an exhibition at the 
University of Iowa Museum of Art on Interventionist Collage: From Dada to 
Negativland. Confirmed speakers include: Patricia R. Zimmermann, Rosemary 
Coombe, Carrie McLaren, Mark Hosler, Lloyd Dunn, Philo Farnsworth, Douglas 
Kahn, and Xmena Cuevas. Possible session topics are: Collage and the Beat 
Movement; Collage and Copyright; Found Footage Film and Video; Dada and 
Surrealist Collage; Situationist and Fluxus Collages; Feminist Strategies of 
Appropriation; Collage in the Digital Age; Collage: Remixing Cultures; Collage: 
The Cultural Politics of Appropriation; Collage: From musique concrète to Hip 
Hop; and Collage: Queer Interventions. Send 250-word proposals for papers to 
Rudolf Kuenzli at rudolf-kuenzli at uiowa.edu or Kembrew McLeod at kembrew-
mcleod at uiowa.edu. Conference registration is free. Deadline: October 15, 2004.

kembrew mcleod
assistant professor
department of communication studies
university of iowa

contact info:
1037 e. washington st.
iowa city, ia 52240
kembrew-mcleod at uiowa.edu

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