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Tuning in to the Neo-Avant-Garde


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This conference focuses on the role of audio drama within the context of the neo-avant-garde from 1945 to the present, and it also welcomes papers dealing with genres bordering on the radio play, such as sound collage, radio opera, the radio essay, and the radio documentary. Next to the radio medium, other forms of dissemination of audio fiction (such as gramophones, cd’s and the internet) can be examined in conference papers as well. Papers can address institutional and contextual aspects of audio drama, intermedial and material issues, ideological and political issues.

The conference takes place on 28 and 29 November at Ghent University in Belgium. Please submit abstracts of max. 350 words, along with your title, name, affiliation and email address to enag@ugent.be. Speakers are allotted twenty-five minutes, of which twenty minutes are reserved for the presentation and five minutes for collective listening to audio fragments. The conference does not cover travel expenses and accommodation, but all speakers are exempt from registration costs. The deadline for submissions is 30 March 2018. Notification of acceptance is expected at the beginning of May 2018.

More information: CFP Tuning in to the Neo-Avant-Garde (Ghent 2018)

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