In(ter)ventions — Literary Practice At The Edge: A Gathering

Program dates: February 18, 2010 - February 21, 2010

Registration deadline: January 29, 2010

Early Bird registration: October 30, 2009

Program Information
Director: Steven Ross Smith
Presenters: Caroline Bergvall, Charles Bernstein, Jen Bervin, Christian Bök, J.R. Carpenter, Ram Devineni, Craig Dworkin, Al Filreis, Kathleen Fraser, Christopher Funkhouser, Kenneth Goldsmith, Aya Karpinska, D. Kimm, Daphne Marlatt, Nick Monfort, Erin Mouré, Lance Olsen, Stephen Osborne, Marjorie Perloff, Stephanie Strickland, Steve Tomasula, Fred Wah

In(ter)ventions — Literary Practice At The Edge: A Gathering is a conference unlike any held previously in Canada. Over the course of three days, more than two dozen presenters and performers will create a context for the demonstration and discussion of cutting-edge literary practice. In a mixture of panels, papers, readings, performances, and more, participants will explore digital literature, interactivity, collaboration, cross-disciplinary work, formal innovation, “uncreative” writing, new modes of dissemination, and literary pedagogy.

Within the rapidly changing landscape of literary practice and dissemination, technology has rocketed forward, putting more power into the hands of writers and other artists. New literary modes have appeared and continue to develop, and the ability to share information rapidly across disciplines has resulted in exciting and challenging cross-pollination. In(ter)ventions will explore the edges of literature, where technology, innovation, and literary practice meet.

This conference is open to writers, new media artists, students, critics, educators, and others who want to contribute to, or listen in on, the conversation taking place with regards to innovative modes of literature. Participants will come away from this cutting-edge conference with a better understanding of the future of literary practice and inspiration to further explore emerging trends in the discipline.

In addition to programmed presentations, the conference will also have an open call for papers.

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All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of The Banff Centre.

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