CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: October 9, 1998
is the only word in the English language that should always appear in quotation
-- My Life with Thrill Kill Kult
Tricia Rose (New York University), author of Black Noise:
Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America
Cheryl Dunye, filmmaker, Watermelon Woman
David Sanjek, Director of BMI Archives and President of the US Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Neal Bowers, poet and author of Words for the Taking: The Hunt for a Plagiarist
A Plenary Roundtable on Popular Music, Moderated by Gilbert B. Rodman (University of South Florida), author of Elvis After Elvis: The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend
Real Culture, Reproduction(s), and Rip-Offs will examine the tensions between authenticity and imitation in the realm of culture. How do proliferating modes of reproduction (mechanical, electronic, biotechnological) blur the boundaries between what is "real" or "original" and what is "copied" or "stolen"? Is realism or reality really dead? To what extent does the mimetic component of art make it always already not-real? To what degree are transgressive rip-offs cause for celebration, and when does artistic or cultural imitation become theft?
Abstracts for papers or panels. Proposals should be limited to one-page, single-spaced abstracts, and sent to Director of Program in Cultural Studies, Department of English, Denison Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. FAX: 785.532.2192.
Inquiries by email (email@example.com) or by telephone (785.532.6716).
Folk Cultures, Authenticity, Originality, Origins, Twins (Evil, Hero, Wonder), Quotation, Sampling, Echoes, Reproductive Technologies, Computer Technologies, Cloning, Imitation, Andy Warhol, Mimesis, Covers, Improvisation, Hip Hop, Collage, Realism, Smuggling, Parody, Dubbing, Pranks, Plagiarism, Documentary, Photocopying, Copying, Downloading, Cindy Sherman, Trans/homovestites, Traditions & Individuals, Royalties, Trademarks, High Art, Copyrighting, Dopplegångers, Appropriation, Passing, Techno, Counterfeiting, Pastiche, Border Crossings, Borrowing, Piracy, Translation, Critical Realism, Gene Technologies, Bootlegging, Graffiti Art, Duchamp, Fertility Drugs, Drag, Transsexualities, Popular Arts, Found Art, Multiple Births, Signifying, Photography, Virtuality, Tagging, Cross-Cultural Borrowing, Homage, Cross Cultural Theft, Photorealism, Trompe d'oeil.
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