CADN Conference

Map for conference

Fredric Jameson spoke of a “dialectical intensification of the autoreferentiality of all modern culture, which tends to turn upon itself and designate its own cultural production as its content.”
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Building upon Fredric Jameson’s potent and pithy insight into the character of contemporary cultural production this conference asks broadly about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity. Has the traditionally discipline-based structure of scholarship been challenged or changed by recombinant forms and processes of critical engagement?

The Annual Graduate Conference at OCAD University will present graduate papers that acknowledge the place and implication of Jameson’s ideas of autoreferentiality or the practices of assemblage, bricolage, collage, remixing, sampling, borrowing, mashups, hybridity, and the role of technology as strategies for creativity.  These papers will be presented by graduate or recently graduated students from around the world.

Engaging discussions will be occuring at 250 Richmond Street from 8-6 on March 7th.  These discussions will include a lunchtime lecture by Nicholas Bell, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art from 1-2 at 205 Richmond.

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