Work-In-Progress (WIP) Conference 2012
16th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
The University of Queensland
August 24th and 25th 2012
Online registration has now closed - registrations welcome on the day.
Keynote: Professor Niall Lucy, Curtin University
Click here for the program
The 2012 Work in Progress (WIP) Conference aims to draw on criticism, comment, knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about the highly multiple phenomenon of exchange in the humanities and the arts. As a counterpart to culture’s strong individual aspect, exchange works, often somewhat experimentally, to twine differing social, aesthetic, imaginative, theoretical, economic, and political strands of activity and thought. The conference calls for contributions from and attendance by researchers, postgraduates, and honours students working in various disciplines and with regard to different historical periods.
Interested researchers are invited to submit abstracts with connections to this year’s general theme.
- How does originality function, or fare, in a period of deep cultural emphasis on sharing and mixing?
- What might be lost or gained in the process of adaptation?
- To what extent, or in what ways, do writers and readers address each other?
- How does the idea of exchange structure texts?
- How does cultural exchange foster cultural understanding? For example, multiculturalism, queer theory, creative collaborations?
Click here to view the 2012 Poster.