Rhizomatic and Multicentered Approaches in Creative Research Praxes

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March 10, 2022 to March 13, 2022
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Research and Methodology

Rhizomatic and Multicentered Approaches in Creative Research Praxes

Session at Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)


This seminar will share and exchange perspectives on and experiences of multicentering / multicentricity in creative

research practices. Our seminar will explore ways in which multicentricity, rhizomatics, and intra-action inform creative

research practices, and how these strategies aid in reinventing the relationships between the elements involved. 

We are specifically interested in praxes that combine both creativity and rigor, examinations of posthuman/anthropocene

relationships in and with the more-than-human world, and an eye for ways of enacting rhizomatic and nomadic, intra-action

and entanglement, the “stitch” (Kember & Zylinska via cárdenas) and prismatics - pointing the way toward adaptation to a

world that demands and longs for these approaches.  

This seminar will be based on short papers and robust dialogues that explore these and related topics and model intra-action

and simultaneity by bringing together kindred spirits who embody this ideology through their written, oral, aural, and/or

visual aesthetic, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, sound and video work, photography, performance, pedagogy, sculpture, and any

and all hybrids in-between, in an environment receptive to interaction, experimentation, and a lively, imaginative, generative

exchange of ideas.


Topics and fields of interest (include but are by no means limited to):

- Posthumanism

- Decolonialism

- New Materialism

- Anthropocene

- Schizoanalysis

- Queer and feminist politics

- The global pandemic

- Collaboration 

- Art

- Ecology

- Systems theory and thinking 

- Climate politics

- Human-Animal relations

- Physics and Metaphysics


Panel Convenor: Noah Travis Phillips


How to apply:

To apply to participate in the session you must submit

Title, Abstract, and brief Bio to the Panel Convenor at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19510 

All Participation Proposals must be submitted by September 29, 2021.


Proposals should include the following details:

Title, Abstract (max. 200 words), and brief Bio (max. 100 words)




Contact Info: 

Noah Travis Phillips

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