Modular Form: Writing in Creative Practice

Here the details of a workshop some of you might be interested in:

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, from 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Grove House on the main campus of Roehampton University, London

What: A HEA discipline workshop series focussing on MODULAR FORM: WRITING IN CREATIVE PRACTICE

Focus: ReWrite, the Centre for Research in Creative and Professional Writing at Roehampton University, in conjunction with Writing-PAD and partly funded by the HEA are delighted to hold a one-day symposium on the subject of “modular form.” We have invited practitioners from a diverse range of fields, including digital writing, performance art, curatorial studies, poetry, music, and psychoanalysis, to discuss the deployment of short and/or minimal units of text.

Who is it for and what will attendees get from the day: The event will be of interest to creative writers, post-graduate students, and academics in literary and art-based subjects, and it will provide a forum for the discussion of recent multi- and inter-disciplinary developments in creative writing practice and theory.

Programme: CONTRIBUTORS AND TEXTS (session times TBC)
•J.R. Carpenter, “Seven Short Talks About Islands …And By Islands I Mean Paragraphs.” J.R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, researcher, performer and maker of maps, zines, books, poetry, short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, and non-linear, intertextual, hypermedia, and computer-generated narratives. She lives in South Devon, England. http://luckysoap.com<http://luckysoap.com/>
•Vincent Dachy, “Free Associations! Or Weaving with the Wind.” Vincent Dachy acts as the spokesperson of VDcollective (www.vdcollective.com<http://www.vdcollective.com/>), a front for Discreet Ventures in art DIY. He also practices and teaches Lacanian psychoanalysis in London.
•James Davies, “Minimalism and Modularity.” James Davies is the author of Plants (Reality Street) and, with Simon Taylor under the moniker Joy as Tiresome Vandalism, Absolute Elsewhere (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press). In 2008 he co-founded The Other Room poetry series in Manchester with Tom Jenks and Scott Thurston. Also in 2008, he set up his poetry press if p then q. He is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Roehampton with a particular focus on minimalist poetry.
•Rupert Loydell and Kingsley Marshall, “CONTROL & SURRENDER. Eno Remixed: Collaboration & Oblique Strategies.” Rupert Loydell is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Falmouth University. He is particularly interested in process and collaborative writing, and has several books of collaborative poems and poem-sequences in print, as well as volumes of his own solo writing such as his recent volume Wildlife (Shearsman, 2011), Encouraging Signs, a book of interviews and essays (Shearsman 2013) and Ballads of the Alone, a series of poem sequences about specific photographers, seeing, language and being. Kingsley Marshall is the Head of Film & Television at Falmouth University. His academic research primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in film, and the cinematic representation of the real, including historical figures and events. He has contributed to two books that consider the representation of US presidents in cinema, both published by Palgrave Macmillan. As a musician, he has recently begun work on the sound design and score for a poetic documentary. Together with Rupert Loydell, he has recently written about collaboration, chance and the Oblique Strategies for Brian Eno: Oblique Music, due for publication through Continuum in 2014.
•Kaja Marczewska, “Modular form as a Curatorial Practice.” Kaja Marczewska is in the final stages of her PhD (hoping to submit in June 2014) at the Department of English at Durham University. Her research, and publications to date, focus on notions of authorship, originality and creativity as influenced by the contemporary digital culture and contemporary modes of information dissemination. Her work is situated at the intersection of cultural theory, avant-garde poetics and aesthetic, and intellectual property law.
•Nathan Walker, “Six Words Short: Textual Instruction Events.” Nathan Walker is an artist, curator and writer. His work and research investigates writing and speaking in performance. He is interested in digital, conceptual and durational writing practices. His artworks exist as live performances, bookworks, online projects, sound poetry and video. He has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally, and he is co-director of the performance art organisation OUI Performance.  He is currently Senior Lecturer in Performance at York St John University.

Booking Details: The symposium is free but places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. The event includes a catered lunch. To book a place, please contact Julia Noyes julia.noyce@roehampton.ac.uk

Contact Details: Dr. Peter Jaeger, Director of ReWrite, the Centre for Research in Creative and Professional Writing
p.jaeger@roehampton.ac.uk

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1 comment
  1. Reblogged this on Becoming An Educationalist and commented:
    Worried about writing?
    The research day seems to be jam packed with creative and inspiring practices designed to get us writing… and thinking differently about writing. This IS writing as art – as craft – as performance.
    What can you take away from the fact of this Conference? What do you want to *do* about it?

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