CFP ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
26-28 October 2017
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley at the Oakland Marriott City Center
ASAP/9 invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We are interested in work across disciplines and media that examine the formal, cultural, social, and political dimensions of the arts today.
- What roles can we imagine for the arts in relation to forms of social action and political resistance now?
- What conditions of risk and precarity inform contemporary artistic practice, reception, and community?
- What sense of the world at various scales—global, local, national, and more—can we discover in the particular sites and wider networks that define the arts today?
- What defines the environments and ecologies of the present, and how do we understand the duration and futurity of human action over time?
- What flows of people, capital, and power shape the arts today, and how do experiences of migration and displacement register in national and transnational contexts?
- What technologies, genres, platforms, or systems distinguish the contemporary arts, and what media archaeologies do we discover in the material histories of the present?
- What performances of affect, attention, and fandom characterize the arts of the present, and how do different modes of distribution (serial, streaming, viral) address their audiences?
Proposals assessing the current place and past legacies of the Bay Area in the arts are especially welcome, as well as those considering comparative, hemispheric or transpacific figures, movements, and formations with Bay Area connections. The program committee is interested in sessions that explore the recent histories of activism, protest, innovation, and change that have long distinguished the communities of Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, California, and the Pacific Rim.
Participants are encouraged to think as broadly and imaginatively as possible about the intersections between and among the contemporary arts and their institutions, economies, policies, and traditions. Proposals may focus on individual artists, writers, designers, composers, or performers; they may consider artistic movements, collectives, and local scenes, including those online, or underground; they may discuss any theoretical, intellectual, or aesthetic formation that figures in the world of the arts as we know them now.
SESSION FORMATS: We welcome and encourage creative and alternative presentational styles, alongside traditional papers and panels. Seminars, workshops, panel debates, artist discussions, films, installations, visual displays, and PechaKucha sessions will all be considered.
Seminar leaders are asked to propose topics by the deadline and to submit the full roster of participants by April 22, 2017. Seminars normally meet for a single session, and papers are circulated among participants in advance of the conference.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 MARCH 2017
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION: http://www.asap9.org/
NEW: MA/MSc Double Degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT) – for entry in September 2017
Applications are now open for a new and unique two-year programme which enables students to study for one year at LSE in London, the UK’s media capital, and one year at the University of Cape Town (UCT) – the top-ranked university on the African continent with close links to Cape Town’s media and film industry and NGO sector.
The Ma/MSc Double Degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and the University of Cape Town) aims to provide:
- critical exploration of mediation in the global context, examining processes of globalisation in relation to organisation, production, consumption and representation in media and communications;
- the opportunity to study a range of courses, flexibly tailoring the programme to develop specialist interests, culminating in an independent research project on a topic in global media and communications at LSE and a further dissertation or creative media production at UCT;
- preparation for high-level employment in media and communications related professions anywhere in the world;
- the opportunity to carry out an internship in Cape Town.
Students on this degree will be trained to examine the intersection of media and globalisation from an African vantage point. They will gain an understanding of global media and communications in an African context and African media and communications in a global context.
General information about the new programme:
Detailed course information about Year One at LSE:
Detailed course information about Year Two at UCT:
How to apply:
Financial support for all students:
Financial support for African students:
Two LSE Master’s Awards (LMA’s) are earmarked for African offer holders on the MSc double degree in Global Media and Communications (LSE and UCT). Offer holders should be African residents and preference is given to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The awards cover the first year of study at LSE, are means tested and up to the value of full fees and living costs at £1,200 per month. Please note that further announcements on financial support may be made, including regarding students’ second year in Cape Town:
Other financial support for African students:
For general enquiries about the admissions process, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details about LSE programme content, please contact Dr Wendy Willems, (email@example.com)
For further details about UCT programme content, please contact Dr Wallace Chuma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Faculty of the International and Intercultural Communication Doctoral Program at the University of North Dakota invite graduate applicants for Fall 2017.
The intent of the Ph.D. program is to graduate students with scholarly competencies enabling them to assume roles as intellectual leaders in international and intercultural communication as well as public intellectuals stimulating discussion of significant communication issues.
Program is accepting applications from those with master’s or bachelor’s degrees with interest in advanced study in communication. Submit complete applications by January 15, 2017 for priority review. Applications will be reviewed until April 15, 2017 for our Fall 2017 graduate cohort.
For more information about the program go to http://arts-sciences.und.edu/communication/