Current Conference Calls For Papers
Please consult this resource for information on conferences you might wish to present at or attend. Deadlines for calls for proposals are listed first; conferences of interest have dates of the actual conference listed first. If you would like to submit a call for papers to be posted, please email Amy McIntyre, ASLE Managing Director.
Calls for Proposals
April 15, 2013. "Writing the Farm: Ecocritical Perspectives on Literature and Agriculture" at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November 1-3, 2013. For the session "Writing the Farm: Ecocritical Perspectives on Literature and Agriculture," we are seeking a variety of papers discussing literary works from any geographic region that deal with "writing the farm" and themes such as sustainable/organic farming, peasant life, farmland development, environment, pollution, animal rights, etc.
To submit a proposal, go to http://www.pamla.org/2013/ and click on "Submit a Proposal Now". Submissions are due by April 15, 2013. If a paper is accepted, one must join PAMLA by June 1, 2013, in order to present at the conference.
Further details about the conference and proposal submission can be found at the http://www.pamla.org website. Submission should be made at the PAMLA website, and those with questions about this special topic should feel free to contact me by email (Andrew Wallis: firstname.lastname@example.org).
April 15, 2013. Ecocriticism session (co-sponsored by ASLE) at the annual PAMLA Conference. November 1-3, 2013, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, California. Presiding Officer: Kevin Hutchings, University of Northern British Columbia (email@example.com)
Papers are sought for a special session investigating any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial and postcolonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science.
Paper proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract, due by April 15, 2013, must be submitted via PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form available at http://www.pamla.org/2013/session-topics.
April 20, 2013. THE SFEEc (Société Française d'Études Écossaises), and the Association for Scottish Literary Studies Annual International Conference: "The environment and the (post)human in Scotland. Representing nature and the living", 17-19 October 2013 Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon.
This international conference will explore how the environment — the land and nature — has been represented and considered throughout the ages and how the environment has often assumed a key position in Scotland's artistic, political, social and cultural expression. Our aim is to see how these elements can be understood in their relationship to human beings — to their past and present existence, their future and their evolution: the human or posthuman dimensions.
Nature and the environment lie at the core of our current concerns and scientific paradigms. Political speeches or policies, packed with ecological concerns and considerations, have often advocated a return to nature. Scottish history, civilization, politics, art, literature and cinema will provide us with the means to explore these themes.
Throughout the ages, the environment and the notion of territory have often been considered as necessary to the manifestation of a Scottish identity or to the expression of specifically Scottish traits. It is possible to consider the land in a nationalist light: as a place of belonging and as an illustration of the intimate links that are claimed by some — or the intimate links that some claim to enjoy with the nation and its history. The land has often been used as a means of expression for nationalist and independent rhetoric or politics.
Nature and the environment can also be explored through the prism of Scottish history and the concomitant narratives of Scottishness. For instance the development of the nation can be charted through human transformations of the natural landscape and how these have in their turn impacted upon the perception and self-perception of the Scottish people. Indeed, before its Romantic, post-bellum recuperation as synecdoche of the nation, the Highlands and its inhabitants were long figured and often branded as the mysterious and frightening “Other”. During the nineteenth century, in the name of Improvement, the Highlands were transformed forever as crops and farming methods were altered and glens emptied, while the industrial revolution radically redesigned the Lowlands, modifying lifestyles and living conditions and irrevocably expanding the urban environment.
Today nature often seems entirely absent from the steel and concrete cityscapes of Scotland’s great urban centres. The contemporary metropolis has become a site of never-ending cultural and social change where the relationship between man and machine, be it car or computer, seems to be in a state of constant flux.
Nature and the environment also represent potential threats to the very existence of humanity, through natural or man-made disasters. The awesome power of nature ultimately places it beyond man’s control. The result is a potentially posthuman world, made up of adaptations and mutations, of disintegration and the disappearance of humanity or of cultures, or the birth of a new type of society or species.
Papers are invited from a wide range of approaches and angles which may include the following themes: Scottish literature; Travel writing in Scotland; Science fiction; fantasy; political speeches; propaganda; ideology; nationalism; devolution; Scottish history; ecology; ecocriticism; urbanism; cinema; theatre; painting; museography; new technologies; posthuman; hybridity.
Abstracts (250 words max. / 20mn papers) should be submitted by email before 20 April 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a short cv-bibliography of your works. Papers will be published in the conference proceedings. All rooms will be equipped with a projector and a DVD-drive. Thank you for indicating if you require Internet connection. For more information, see: http://ecosse2013.univ-fcomte.fr (from April 2013).
The Université of Franche-Comté (with the help of the Region) should normally be able to cover some travel expenses to/from Besançon, accommodation and most catering expenses in Besançon. The registration fee is 30 euros.
April 30, 2013. Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Literary Ecologies: Transatlantic Studies Association annual conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, 8-11 July 2013. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers approaching nineteenth-century literature from a perspective combining transatlantic and ecocritical scholarship. We are particularly interested in papers that open a dialogue between transatlantic literary history and/or transatlantic literary theory and any of the following topics in the environmental humanities: ecocritical theory; critical animal studies; environmental ethics; environmental justice; indigenous ecologies; colonial and postcolonial ecologies; gender and ecology; natural history, etc.
Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV by April 30, 2013, to Kevin Hutchings, University of Northern British Columbia (Kevin.Hutchings@unbc.ca); and John Miller, University of Sheffield (John.Miller@sheffield.ac.uk).
(New Date) May 1, 2013. Postmodern Farmer-Citizen: ASLE-sponsored panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association. November 7-10, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI: http://luc.edu/mmla/annualconvention.html.
Iowa poet laureate Mary Swander's play Farmscape: The Changing Rural Environment,
co-written with graduate students at Iowa State University, addresses
the tensions inherent in changing demographics and market place
structures in the world of farming. Echoing the spirit of the Chautauqua
adult education movement of the early 20th century which encouraged
adult education programming to enliven rural communities and foster
engaged citizenship and cultural discourse, an integral part of the play
is discussion: audience members are encouraged to make their voice part
of an exchange of ideas at the end of the play. Farmers' markets are
embracing a similar philosophy: while the economic impetus is certainly
at work, farmers also see their roles as agents of social education,
holding workshops on 'Buying Local' and discussions about the demise of
bees. University extension projects support this idea of the
citizen/farmer, addressing not only grafting techniques but also the
ences of the kinds of citizenship supported by our nation's farming practices.
Discussions about farming, then, are dependent to some extent on discussions of community and community education. This panel seeks to create a dialog that explores the different concepts of community and education inherent in conversations about the Midwest farming world in a postmodern and potentially posthuman era. Papers might address the concept of biospheres and their integration with philosophies of citizenship as they appear in science fiction; the rhetoric of environmental perspectives on changing farm practices; the voices of migrant workers in contemporary fiction; the depiction of community in rural art; or the role of the farmer's market in building community and promoting education.
500 word proposals due to Breyan Strickler, PhD, Associate Professor of English, Loras College (email@example.com) by May 1, 2013.
May 1, 2013. SLSA CONFERENCE 2013: "PostNatural." University of Notre Dame, October 3–6, 2013. Site Coordinator: Laura Dassow Walls, Department of English, University of Notre Dame. Plenary Speakers Include Timothy Morton and Subhankar Banerjee
Conference theme: PostNatural. What does it mean to come “after” nature? In 2012, Arctic ice melted to the lowest level in human history; with ice everywhere in retreat, island nations are disappearing, species vectors are shifting, tropical diseases are moving north, northern natures-cultures are moving into extinction. Acidification of ocean water already threatens Northwest shellfish farms, while historic wildfires, droughts, floods, and shoreline erosion are the norm. Reality overshoots computer models of global warming even as CO2 emissions escalate. Yet none of this has altered our way of living or our way of thinking: as Fredric Jameson noted, we can imagine the collapse of the planet more easily than the fall of capitalism. What fundamental reorientations of theory—of posthumanity and animality, of agency, actants, and aporias, of bodies, objects, assemblages and networks, of computing and cognition, of media and bioart—are needed to articulate the simple fact that our most mundane and ordinary lives are, even in the span of our own lifetimes, unsustainable? If we have never been natural, are we now, at last, ecological?
For panel contributions, submit a 250-word abstract with title. Pre-organized panels for consideration may include an additional summary paragraph along with proposed session title. Roundtable and alternative format panels are encouraged. Submit all proposals and register for the conference at http://www.litsci.org/slsa13, starting in February 2013. Paper Proposal Due Date May 1, 2013. Notification of Acceptance June 15, 2013.
May 3, 2013. Sequestering Tradition?: A Cultural Sustainability Symposium. August 15-18, 2013, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, Vermont. This Symposium grows out of the premise that “cultural vitality" is as essential to a healthy and sustainable society as social equity, environmental responsibility and economic viability,” as articulated by Jon Hawkes in The Fourth Pillar of Sustainability: Culture's Essential Role in Public Planning.
We view “cultural vitality” as the diverse, thriving practices and beliefs that undergird social systems and make human action meaningful. Just as environmental sustainability recognizes the critical role of ecological diversity to the survival of our planet, cultural sustainability recognizes the critical role of cultural diversity to the health and well-being of our “cultural ecosystems.” Cultural sustainability provides a framework for discussing tradition as a dynamic cultural process, one that empowers people to make intentional decisions about their communities.
In recent years practitioners and scholars from a range of fields including anthropology, ethnomusicology, folklore and oral history have begun to explore how the concept of sustainability fits in with their work. In a related way, practitioners from fields such as arts administration, education, environmental studies, community and economic development, and community organizing have engaged increasingly with how the cultures of the communities with which they work can impact their professional efforts.
Sequestering Tradition?: A Cultural Sustainability Symposium provides an opportunity for workers across this diverse range of fields to communicate with one another around the intersections of culture and sustainability in theory and practice. Through this Symposium we hope to explore further the scope of cultural sustainability work and the core ideas that inform it. Our title Sequestering Tradition? aims to raise questions about what it means to “sequester”—to capture and store—cultural traditions in order to ensure their relevance and viability in a rapidly changing world. In addition, we ask: How can theoretical models from ecology and cultural work inform one another? How do they shape the concepts that underlie the discourse of cultural sustainability? Are there limits to these analogies? If protection and preservation of traditions are not enough, then what is?
Sequestering Tradition?: A Cultural Sustainability Symposium invites proposals for presentations and workshops that explore the role of culture in sustainability from two related perspectives: The introduction of the idea of culture into larger discussions of sustainability; and the application of notions of sustainability to cultural practices and concerns.
Goals for the Symposium
To examine the idea of cultural sustainability, outline key concepts and terms, and define a scope of professional practice.
To develop models for the practical application of cultural sustainability methods and theories.
To encourage networking among scholars and practitioners engaged with the work of cultural sustainability.
We invite scholars, students and practitioners concerned with the impact that culture and sustainability have on/in their communities. Cultural workers and community leaders interested in developing the skills and knowledge to take action on behalf of a community will find models and inspiration at this symposium.
Presentation Formats: We welcome proposals for 1) panels with multiple speakers organized around specific topics or themes (45 minutes), 2) individual presentations reflecting the themes proposed above (20 minutes), and 3) workshops sharing or developing specific models or practices (1.5 hours).
Proposals Should Include Title, format (e.g. paper, workshop, panel), name of presenter/co-presenters, name of institution/organization, email address, technological needs, and a 250-word abstract describing your proposed presentation. Email proposals as a PDF or Microsoft Word attachment to the Cultural Sustainability Symposium Planning Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Submissions: May 3, 2013. Sequestering Tradition?: A Cultural Sustainability Symposium is sponsored by the Goucher College Masters of Arts program in Cultural Sustainability, Sterling College and the Vermont Folklife Center.
June 1, 2013. ASLE Panels at WLA. As affiliate organizations, the Western Literature Association supports two 3-person ASLE sponsored panels at its annual conference. The 2013 conference is called “"Califia: The West Calling the World,"” and will be held in Berkeley, October 9-12, 2013. The general deadline for proposals is June 15, 2013; proposals for ASLE panels are due June 1 and should be submitted to Will Lombardi at email@example.com. The ASLE panels will be formed in time to resubmit your proposal to the general call if your submission is not selected. In addition to the general submission guidelines, which can be found at www.usu.edu/westlit/wla-conference-2013/ , please include in the subject line of your email “ASLE Panels at WLA,” and be sure to note for which panel your paper is intended within the body of your proposal (see below). While all papers with western themes will be considered, those with a California focus are encouraged.
ASLE Panel #1: “Updating (Auto)Biography and the Environment”
What is the role of biography in ecocriticism today? We live by narrative: finding new stories, recovering those that have been lost, or retelling old ones. Further, in the age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, ordinary people are documenting their lives as never before in transregional forums. As everyday practice adapts to these changes, has the traditional space of the first-person environmental memoir shifted in response to the material presence of our virtual selves? Likewise, what issues/interpretive problems do these burgeoning technologies pose to ecocritics interested in (auto)biographical genres? There seems to be a growing gap between the everyday practice of biography and our critical approaches to it. Whether environmental history, environmental biography, or bioregional histories, histories of persons or places, this panel seeks papers that inquire after the traditional and changing critical roles of biography, autobiography, and narrative broadly defined in ecosocial history and activism.
Topics might include:
Material presences of Virtual Selves
ASLE Panel #2: “Agriculture, Reconsidered”
In a recent article in the Utne Reader gleaned from his new book, Full Planet, Empty Plates, Lester Brown, commenting on the “new geopolitics of food scarcity” contends, “Food is the new oil. Land is the new gold.” While first and second wave ecocritics have problematized the issues entrenched in the “middle landscape” in the last decade, recent food studies projects rethink our relationship to what we eat, the ethics of eating, and the many problems of food production and food equity. This panel invites proposals that examine global food and agricultural production, and literature or criticism that engages agricultural spaces and themes. Papers may consider, but are not limited to:
Food Production/Food Scarcity
Water in the West
Critical Regionalism and Agriculture
Bioregionalism/Sustainable Food Production/Locovore Movements/Slow Food
Farm Labor Past and Present
Pastoralism in literature and practice in the West
June 30, 2013. Literature & Ecology Colloquium, Tenth Anniversary Edition.
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa August 30-September 1, 2013. The Literature & Ecology Colloquium was launched in Grahamstown in 2004. Since then it has migrated around South Africa, generously hosted by various institutions in KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, and Gauteng. For the tenth edition, it returns to its home town. The emphasis of the colloquiums thus far has been on filling thematic gaps in studies of literature and its interfaces with the environment and its ecosystems. Themes addressed have included animals, birds, forests, urban ecologies, coastlines and mountains. Numerous publications have resulted.
Now seems an opportune moment to look back, assess how far we’ve come and where we might go, to theorise more broadly the practices of ecologically-orientated literary study (ecocriticism) in relation to our geo-political location in Southern Africa. What does it mean to be an ecocritic here, at this juncture in local and global history? How do and should our local practices articulate with those being performed elsewhere? What is the place of ecocritical theory itself in relation to our specific realities?
Papers are therefore invited on any of the topics suggested below – as well as on any related concerns that delegates may suggest themselves.
● Ecocritical practice in South(ern) Africa, past and future
● Southern African ecocriticism and the rest of Africa
● Southern African ecocriticism and the hegemony of the ‘West’
● Southern African ecocriticism in South-South perspective
● Ecocriticism and/in indigenous languages and philosophies
● Ecocriticism’s interface with other disciplines (ecological sciences, geographies, philosophy, media studies, etc)
● Ecocriticism and Critical Animal Studies
● Ecocriticism and postcoloniality
● Ecocriticism and genre (fiction, travelogue, memoir, poetry etc)
DUE DATE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30 June 2013. Submit abstracts of 300 words max. to: Dan Wylie, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dept of English, Rhodes University, Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
September 1st, 2013. INFINITE WALLACE/WALLACE INFINI, Paris international conference, September 11-13, 2014. The Universities of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle and Paris 7-Paris Diderot are pleased to announce a 3-day conference devoted to the introduction of David Foster Wallace’s œuvre, anticipating the release of Infinite Jest in French (Editions de l’Olivier 2015) almost 20 years after its publication by Little, Brown and Co. The conference will be held in Paris September 11-13, 2014.
Since David Foster Wallace’s suicide in September 2008, his works have growingly raised critical and academic interest in the United States and in the European countries where Infinite Jest has been translated (Italy and Germany). Although his essays, short stories and even his posthumous novel have been available in France for a number of years now, neither readership nor scholarly interest seem to have significantly broadened in this country.The forthcoming release of Wallace’s Magnum Opus in 2014 at Editions de l’Olivier is the occasion to address a larger audience and survey the various published and presently emerging approaches to the novel as well as to introduce Wallace’s entire œuvre. We welcome papers that focus on well-trod territories of ‘Wallace Studies’ and those exploring new aspects and themes of Wallace’s fiction, novels and short-stories. Papers reconsidering Wallace’s Infinite Jest and offering new theorical perspectives from the angle of ‘such aliens’ (Wallace, ‘Fictional Futures’) as French and Europeans thinkers are encouraged. We also welcome papers examining Wallace’s nonfiction, reports, essays and philosophical writing.
Suggested items and directions include :
- The body : drugs and addiction. Sports (tennis) and play. Depression, suffering, melancholy, medication and suicide. Hideousness. Posthumanism.
- Reading David Foster Wallace. Translating David Foster Wallace
- Contemporary entertainment, the media, TV, movies. Carnival and Jest.
- Narcissicism and empathy. Ethics. Sincerity. Attention. Affirmation. Boredom.
- Wallace’s literary influences. Metafiction, postmodernism, hysterical realism, post-postmodernism. Impact on contemporary fiction.
- Wallace and Co (Franzen, Eggers, Moody, Saunders, DeLillo…)
- Fiction and philosophy. The use of math, logic, science, medecine, psychology, technology. Free will.
- Ecology and the environment. Civilisation and society.
- Wallace’s style. Irony, complexity, difficulty, infinity, excess. Essays, short-stories, novels. Comedy and laughter. Encyclopedic novel. System novel.
- Terrorism and politics. Violence. Catastrophe. Capitalism. Mechandizing. Waste.
- Masculinities and femininities.
Please send us your 300-word proposals by September 1st, 2013 with contact and institutional affiliation.
Béatrice Pire, email@example.com
Pierre-Louis Patoine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathieu Duplay: email@example.com
December 9, 2013. Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature presents AN INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: A matter of lifedeath, October 1-4, 2014, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Andrea Carlino, Françoise Dastur, David Palumbo-Liu, H. Peter Steeves, Elisabeth Weber
With immense pleasure and great anticipation, Mosaic invites writers from across the disciplines (architecture, film, history, medicine, biology, literature, philosophy, religion, sociology, etc.), to engage questions of life and death in ways that avoid reductive gestures and that exceed oppositions between animate and inanimate, human and animal, presence and absence, the humanities and the sciences, the living and the dead. We welcome provocative proposals for presentations that open to further research and discussion on themes that may include, but are not limited to, the following: finitude, heredity, inheritance, evolution, cyborgism, morphology, immunology, ontology, global warming, biodiversity, artificial life, memory, mourning, spectrality, mutation, transplantation, reproduction, repetition, machine, mechanicity, animality, the unconscious, Thanatos, genetics, code-script, message, biotechnology, bioethics, biopolitics, responsibility, affirmation, promise.
Proposals should include: a title and an abstract of 450-500 words, and on a separate page, the author’s name, brief C.V., institutional affiliation, complete contact information, and email address.
Graduate students presenting a paper at the conference may be eligible for a travel grant. Those intending to apply for a travel grant should enclose a covering letter with their abstract detailing anticipated travel costs for the conference.
Deadline for submission of proposals: December 9, 2013. For information, see the Mosaic website at: www.umanitoba.ca/mosaic. A conference website will be available (and linked to the Mosaic website) by summer 2013.
Electronic submissions preferred (Rich Text Format). Please direct enquiries and proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, by regular mail, please send to:
A matter of lifedeath conference
c/o Dr. Dawne McCance, Editor
Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
208 Tier Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada
To view this call as a pdf file, please click here:
Conferences of Interest
May 3-4, 2013. The University of Oregon Conference on Biosemiotics and Culture. This conference will focus on the cultural dimensions of this new interdisciplinary field that explores meaningful relationships and communication throughout the living world. Such communication includes the whole range of behaviors from intracellular code exchanges to interspecies communication and human language and culture. This new field has enormous potential for reintegrating cultural studies with the life sciences and opening new perspectives on the evolution of language and the arts. The UO Biosemiotics and Culture Conference is organized by Professor Wendy Wheeler (London Metropolitan University) and Molly Westling (University of Oregon). Speakers are six international leaders in biosemiotics: Jesper Hoffmeyer (University of Copenhagen), Kalevi Kull (University of Tartu), Terrence Deacon (UC Berkeley), Donald Favareau (Singapore National University), Søren Brier (Copenhagen Business School), and Stuart Kauffman (University of Vermont). Events will take place in the Fir Room, of the Erb Memorial Union on the UO campus. Information is posted here:
Accommodation arrangements can be made at the Phoenix Inn, 850 Franklin Boulevard, where a block of rooms has been reserved until April 1, which is the deadline for out-of-town registration. Registration fee for the conference is $25.00, payable by check. Please email Louise Westling for a registration form: email@example.com
June 21-22, 2013. WHOLE EARTH CONFERENCE, with Mercedes Bunz, Katja Diefenbach, Erich Hörl, Tom Holert, Fred Turner and others. The symposium assesses the legacy of the "Whole Earth Catalog". The contributions examine the dialectics of power and resistance under the imperative of an ecological way of thinking.
THE WHOLE EARTH. CALIFORNIA AND THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE OUTSIDE. Art Exhibition, April 25 - July 1, 2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Curated by: Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke
WED - MON and public holidays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | during Gallery Weekend Berlin (April 26-28) until 9 p.m., Grand Opening THU April 25, 7 p.m.
In one of the first exhibitions devoted to the topic, "The Whole Earth" reflects the power of photographs of the Blue Planet, which took over from the "atomic mushroom cloud" as the icon of the post-war era toward the end of the 1960s. This view of Planet Earth from space was a historic event of global significance. It called for an extensive change of consciousness and brought forth new concepts of planetary unity and the "whole earth".
With a wide range of visual and audio documents and contemporary and historical artistic works, the exhibition examines this historic moment and the counter-cultural movements it spawned, which were to become known as "Californian Ideology". Following the release of the NASA images, which powerfully illustrated the fragility of the Earth, an alliance formed in the 1960s and 1970s between hippies and cyberneticians, nature romantics and technology freaks, between psychedelia and computer culture. This in turn provided the crucial impetus for the environmentalist movement and the rise of the digital network culture. The driving force behind these alliances was the the "Whole Earth Catalog", described by Steve Jobs as the analog precursor of Google. The exhibition, curated by Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke, explores the influence of this "catalog" and reflects on the transposition of ecological-systemic concepts onto society, politics and aesthetics.
"The Whole Earth. California and the Disappearance of the Outside", featuring the exhibition and conference in June, is an essential component of the Anthropocene Project 2013-2014. With works by Nabil Ahmed, Ant Farm, Eleanor Antin, Martin Beck, Jordan Belson, Ashley Bickerton, Dara Birnbaum, Erik Bulatov, Angela Bulloch, Öyvind Fahlström, Robert Frank, Jack Goldstein, Nancy Holt und Robert Smithson, Lawrence Jordan, Silvia Kolbowski, Philipp Lachenmann, David Lamelas, Sharon Lockhart, Piero Manzoni, Raymond Pettibon, Adrian Piper, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, Alex Slade, Jack Smith, Josef Strau, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, The Otolith Group, Suzanne Treister, Andy Warhol, Bruce Yonemoto and others.