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[CALL] SVA: Critical Information Graduate Student Conference – Call for Proposals – Due June 30th

Please find below a call for proposals for Critical Information, a forthcoming 2014 Graduate Student Conference hosted by MFA Art Criticism & Writing. We would greatly appreciate if you could mention and circulate our call for proposals to your peers and students. We are looking for projects and/or papers by current and recent graduate students.

The due date for proposals is June 30th.

Thank you,
Russet Lederman
Faculty Advisor for Critical Information
Graduate Student Conference

Hosted by MFA Art Criticism & Writing
at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 6, 2014


Call for Proposals and Projects

Critical Information
Graduate Student Conference
Hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 6, 2014

Proposals due June 30, 2014 to

Critical Information is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, which provides a platform to assess current scholarship and research at the intersection of art, media, and society. Critical Information is particularly interested in engaging both collaborative and individual papers or projects that address the following issues: Art and Social Theory, Philosophy and Media, Mediated Image Making, the Work of Art in the Information Age, Media and Memory, Identity and Representation in the Mediated Environment, Mediated Intercultural Exchange, Media Excess, and the History and Future of the Image, and more. All themes pertaining to the juncture of media, theory, society and the visual arts will be considered.

Open to all current graduate students and those who have received a graduate degree within the last year, Critical Information is sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department at the School of Visual Arts.

Submission Requirements: 

Name, School, Department Affiliation, Academic Status

Phone Number, Email Address

Title of Paper or Project

Abstract including thesis statement and main argument. 100-150 words

Please submit the above information and your abstract within the body of an email. No attached word documents.

Important Dates: 

Abstract Deadline: June 30, 2014

Decision Email: September 30, 2014

Paper Deadline; November 1, 2014

Conference Date: December 1, 2014

The MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars by practicing critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists. The focus in writing is on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, through intensive writing practicums.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of