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Call for Responders: Curious Criticism

Event Details


8 Oct 2021

Related Programming

Experiments in Criticism

A symposium of talks, conversations, workshops, and round tables featuring Harry Dodge, ​​Zoe Todd, TJ Shin, Miriam Jordan-Haladyn, Jas M. Morgan, Tairone Bastien, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, David Garneau, Nehal El-Hadi, Fan Wu, Benjamin de Boer, Lucy Wowk, Jeanne Randolph, Alex MF Quicho, Azza El Siddique, Patrick Cruz, Tazeen Qayyum, Golboo Amani, Sean Lee, Amanda Cachia, and more. Read the full program of events here.

The responder’s role is to witness 4 specific events in this series (and any other they may choose to attend) and then formulate their musings into a 1500-2000 word text, drawing connections between them and providing insights in relation to key formal, conceptual, creative, aesthetic, and political concerns.

As a symposium on the possibilities of writing and criticism, the responder role is a way of experimenting with producing documentation via words, in an art world where documentation often means moving image and photography. The responders’ texts will go through an editorial process, and will be posted on C Magazine’s website in 2022. Responders are paid $1000 each.

Please submit an expression of interest and CV to symposium@cmagazine.com by October 8, 2021. All responders will be informed of the status of their application by October 15, 2021.

Along with your expression of interest and CV, please rank the three clusters below in your order of preference, bearing in mind that all three responders will be expected to attend the Harry Dodge program.

  1. — I Against I: Creative Nonfiction and Porous Criticism
    — On More- and Other-Than-Human Material Practices
    — Originary Scenes of Ficto-Criticism: Then to Now

  2. — Perverse Conversions: A Workshop on Criticism, Translation, and Play
    — On Working With and Writing in Non-English/Non-French Languages in Canada
    — Expanding Criticism through Accessibility

  3. — Criticism and Aesthetic Gatekeeping
    — Who Speaks, For Whom, and How?
    — Cultivating Narrative Complexity in Art and Cultural Criticism

    Program of symposium events.

All events and FREE and will be held on Zoom. We will be using Zoom’s auto-transcription feature for all programs. Please contact info@cmagazine.com with any additional accessibility requests.

This symposium is part of C Magazine’s ongoing program, Experiments in Criticism.

C Magazine acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Council for the Arts’ Sector Innovation program. We also wish to thank the various organizations that participate in and support the Experiments in Criticism program.