The Festival of Language
at the 2014
Panel 1 will be held on Thursday, November 13 at 2:15 p.m.
and will include:
Jane L. Carman
"The Object(\(\((i)fic(a)tion of the City Through Dust-Colored Glasses"
Janet Ruth Heller
"Growing Up on the Other Side of Lake Michigan"
Joshua M. Murray
"'For a Moment I wondered': Transnational Sites of Memory in the Life Writing of Langston Hughes"
"The Formalization of the Found Object"
Please Join Us as a Participant!
There will be a reading eXperiment held at 4:00 p.m. made up of 100% audience participation. Bring your writing and your friends—
it's sure to be a great time!
Location TBA, but both sessions will be in the same room and will last 90 minutes each.
Remixing the City: Remixing Language
In honor of the culture of remixing, proposals should mix genres in a way that celebrates the history of each genre while moving it forward. In much the same way concrete can be recycled, genres can be mashed, broken down, and ressurected into something new and exciting that only vaguely resembles the parent genres. There are no limits to how you might remix genres or to which genres you can use to remix language. Panelists are welcome to remix theory, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, music, art, etc. in the most experimental ways imaginable. Special consideration will be given to proposals that also consider the city itself as a remix of culture and genre.
Email proposals by June 15 along with your full name, institutional affiliation, contact details (email and phone), and paper title to Jane L. Carman at with M/MLA FOL in the subject line. Proposals should be limited to no more than 300 words that either represents by example or talks about how the proposal will be a remix.