Call for Papers | ‘Intersectional Materialisms: Diversity in Creative Industries, Methods and Practices’ – 12th New Materialisms Conference
Conference dates: 26-28 August 2024
Conference location: Maynooth, National University of Ireland
Submission deadline: 31 January 2024
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We are delighted to announce the forthcoming 12th New Materialisms Conference on “Intersectional Materialisms: Diversity in Creative Industries, Methods and Practices,” an interdisciplinary platform to explore the convergences and synergies between intersectionality, new materialisms and creative practice. This conference aims to bring together scholars, activists, and practitioners to critically engage with the complexities of subjectivities, power, and material realities through an intersectional and materialist lens with a focus on how the materiality of difference matters in creative practice.
The conference seeks to foster an inclusive and dynamic space for discussions that transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries with a view to open, yet historically informed, conversations. Intersectionality and Feminist New Materialisms intersect to enrich our understanding of the interconnectedness of human and non-human life, challenging binary conceptualisations, and addressing social, technological, environmental, and political issues with renewed perspectives.
We invite researchers, artists, professionals, teachers and activists to submit original papers and presentations that engage with the theme of intersectionality within the creative industries, or through creative research methods and practices. We are interested in oral histories, folk practices, digital folk media, inclusive dance, disability powered art, feminist cinema and music, drag, queer and trans creative spaces, productive connections and points of tension; synergy and debate. We follow a range of interdisciplinary conversations, and specifically invite papers that look to decenter colonial histories, knowledges and value systems, which also develop an awareness of the global and racialized politics of emotion.
In recent years, the creative industries have witnessed a growing awareness of the complex interplay between various forms of identity and their impact on creativity, representation, and cultural production. Intersectionality, a framework that acknowledges the interconnectedness of multiple social identities and systems of oppression, has become a crucial lens through which to understand and critique the dynamics within the creative sectors. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster a deeper exploration of intersectionality’s role in shaping the creative industries, facilitating an inclusive and critical dialogue among scholars, practitioners, and stakeholders.
We invite contributions that explore, but are not limited to, the following themes:
- Representation and Identity in Creative Content
- Production and Creative Processes
- Cultural Production and Social Change
- Economic and Structural Inequities
- Audience Reception and Consumption
- Intersectional Activism and Advocacy
- Arts Based Methods
- Posthumanist queer studies and intersectional approaches to sexuality
- Intersectional perspectives on technoscience, AI, and digital cultures
- Creative production and minoritarian cultures
- 31 January 2024: abstract submission deadine
- 15 March 2024: notification of acceptance
- 26-28 August 2024: conference dates
Full Call for Papers can be found on the New Materialisms Conference website.