"Voice and Voicing in a Technological Era"
The NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference - University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 8- Saturday, March 10, 2012
Plenary Speakers: Adam Banks (University of Kentucky), Barclay Barrios (Florida Atlantic University), and Nancy Paterson (Ontario College of Art and Design)
While the topics like immigration, health care, and LGBT rights are not new, the modes through which people participate in them seem to have changed considerably with advances in information technology. Advances in the speed with which people can communicate, increase in access to online media and the Internet, and the rise of social media have all contributed to our place in a new media world.
This conference seeks to explore the relationship between voice and technology and in particular how group and individual identities are developed through technology.
As an interdisciplinary conference, we welcome submissions from all relevant fields and disciplines. Abstracts (250-300 words) are invited on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Identity representations
- Technology, Law & Ethics
- The construction and relationship between speaker and audience
- The limits of technology
- Organizing group voices
- Technology in the future or the past
- Pedagogy—voices and technology in the classroom
- Creative submissions
- Voices for change—social movements, social justice, etc.
- Interdisciplinary studies—crossing race, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, and other categories
- Using technology in academic research
Please consider submitting proposals which may not fit neatly into the categories listed above. Individual papers or panel proposals will be considered.