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nonfictionLab and RMIT University are pleased to follow NonfictioNow 2012 with a one-day Symposium with keynote speakers Ross Gibson and Jeff Sparrow.
Nonfiction is increasingly a site of creative, theoretical and analytical interest across forms including the essay, film-making, poetry, radio, documentary, vernacular media, digital archives, memoir and design. This inaugural nonfictionLab Symposium 2013 seeks to place some markers, critical and adventuresome, across the interdisciplinary domain of nonfiction studies.
- In a hyper-mediated, hyper-networked world, how do we communicate and understand the real?
- What are the limits of nonfiction? Where and how is ‘nonfiction’— a concept founded upon a negation — placed, and what is at stake?
- What are the relationships between nonfiction creative practice and everyday experience? What theoretical frames illuminate this, and how?
- How do tropes such as ‘reality’ and ‘authenticity’ play alongside those such as ‘creativity’ and ‘design’? — Where or what are the fault lines between the ethics of the ‘true’ and the aesthetics of style?
Launch of WrICE: The Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program At 6pm Vice Chancellor Margaret Gardener will launch the inaugural 2013 WrICE: Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange program. The day will culminate with an evening 'in-conversation' between writers Melissa Lucashenko and Maxine Benebe Clarke, fellowship awardees.
Ross Gibson: 'Tell me something I don't already know'
On 'ekphrastic' practices: how to say something that resonates or 'rings true' to an image or an event, but doesn't explain it
Jeff Sparrow: 'Against Facts'
On 'fact checking units', conventional prejudices and unquestioned truths.