"(Mis)Leading" Craft Critique Culture
April 4-5, 2014 University of Iowa
This conference is interested in where the stories we tell lead, or how we attempt to lead an audience toward a particular destination. We welcome papers from all disciplines which are interested in the moment where cultural artifacts either intentionally lead us astray or we ourselves lead these artifacts down paths never intended. These cultural artifacts include myths, written texts, visual arts, political discourse, public policy, and physical spaces to name a few. This conference will not only investigate how leading/misleading can be a place of critique, but also a place of understanding. By investigating cultural artifacts, we can more fully consider how we craft narratives, how we both as authors and audience perform, and how we communicate these experiences. Ultimately, this conference aims to open a space for discourse about otherwise misleading cultural experiences.
Craft Critique Culture is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy. We invite the submission of critical, theoretical, and original creative work in a variety of media and across the humanities, sciences, and legal disciplines. In the past, submissions have included not only traditional scholarly papers but also film, video, music, writing, visual art and artists’ books, and performance.
Department of English
Cinema & Comparative Literature
School of Library & Information Science
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Department of German
Department of History
Organizing CommitteeAnnmarie Steffes, co-chair
Miriam Janechek, co-chair
Bethany Johnson Smith