Call for Participants - Language Matters: Social and Environmental Justice in Creative-Critical Practice

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We invite contributions from writers, artists, activists, academics and practitioners and welcome proposals of up to 150 words for: 30-minute workshops; 20-minute creative-critical papers; or 5- to 10-minute micro-performances or readings as part of Language Matters: Social and Environmental Justice in Creative-Critical Practice at Nottingham Contemporary on Friday 7 July. If you have an alternative format for your presentation in mind, please get in touch with us to discuss the options.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Social, environmental, economic and racial justice
  • Ecopoetics
  • Radical writing and activism
  • Indigenous practices
  • Multilingualism
  • Interdisciplinary methods
  • Creative Criticism
  • Autotheory
  • Decoloniality
  • Non-western epistemologies

Please email your proposal (up to 150 words) with a brief biography (up to 100 words) to both: and Please include ‘Language Matters proposal’ in the subject of your email. The deadline for proposals is 12 June 2023.

The symposium is free to attend and we especially welcome proposals from those from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of our commitment to accessibility and engagement. If you have any access needs, please indicate these in your proposal. We also have a limited number of travel bursaries available. Please contact us for details.

This event is organised by the Critical Poetics Research Group, based at Nottingham Trent University in partnership with Nottingham Contemporary.

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