The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media: Forms, Functions, and Attempts at Explanati
Venue: University of Graz
|Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2009||End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Feb 16, 2009|
Issues to be considered are:
â€¢ collecting and interpreting relevant cases of metareference in contemporary arts and media, especially where this has not been done so far to a sufficient degree;
â€¢ exploring major functions and effects of metaization in contemporary arts and media;
â€¢ embedding the current metareferential turn in the general cultural-historical development of â€˜metaizationâ€™, and finding possible reasons for its appearance.
Papers (in English) dealing with any of these topics are welcome, especially when they go beyond a discussion of â€˜metafictionâ€™; yet all papers ought to address the functions of metaization in our world and/or the question of how to explain the current metareferential turn. Length of papers: 30 minutes. For detailed information on â€˜metareferenceâ€™ and a preceding conference on this subject please visit our website at http://metareference.uni-graz.at.
Abstracts of 300 to 500 words and a short CV including an indication of academic affiliation should be sent to