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Saturday, March 28 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Power, Slippage and the Visual: The Spaces of Fiction in a Visual Culture

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This creative/critical panel proposes to converse with fiction’s relationship to current visual culture(s). How does fiction adapt/transform/deform/resist social media, narrative television, cinema, and internet browsing to create new forms?  Does writing fiction necessarily mean wrestling with dominant visual modes? We’re interested in how technology is shifting the borders of the self, which seems to call for a different kind of fiction; whether current narrative modes restrict representations of states of being like happiness or contentment; and how fiction can look to other visual arts for inspiration in creating something dynamic and responsive.

Moderators
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Gregory Howard

Professor, University of Maine
Gregory Howard’s fiction and essays have appeared in WebConjunctions, The Collagist, Harp & Altar, and Tarpaulin Sky, among other places. He teaches Fiction Writing and Contemporary Literature at University of Maine. His novel Hospice will be released by FC2 in March 2015.

Speakers
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Amina Cain

Amina Cain is the author of Creature (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013) and I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009). Writing has appeared in publications such as n+1, The Paris Review Daily, Denver Quarterly, BOMB, Puerto del Sol, Everyday Genius, and Two Serious Ladies. She is a member of Betalevel, a basement space in Los Angeles’ Chinatown where she sometimes curates readings and events, and is a literature contributing editor at... Read More →
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Adam Novy

Adamy Novy lives in southern California. His novel The Avian Gospels was published in 2010 by Hobart.
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Deb Olin Unferth

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of the memoir Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; the story collection Minor Robberies; and the novel Vacation, winner of the Cabell First Novel Award. Her work appears in Harper’s, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Granta, Conjunctions, and NOON. She has received three Pushcart Prizes and a grant from Creative Capital for... Read More →


Saturday March 28, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Coffee House Theater

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