Extending the concerns of Tacturiency (my ongoing collaboration with Clare Thornton), our proposed conference paper, The Italic I, has been accepted for the forthcoming conference on falling. In this proposed practice-based paper we explore the different states of potential made possible through voluntarily surrendering to the event of a repeated fall.
Fall narratives: an interdisciplinary perspective
18th-19th June 2014, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
The conference will examine the concept of the Fall across arange of disciplines and languages. The temporal scope extends from antiquity to contemporary times. Potential topics include:
Moral and philosophical Falls; Fall of angels (and demons); Religious falls; Literary falls; Cinematic falls; Contemporary falls: in finances, politics, media, sports, entertainment; Fall of empires: historical, economical, cultural; Fall of regimes; Fall of ideologies, ideas, world views, political/ religious movements; The linguistics of falling; The psychology of falling.