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The Rules of the Game: Structures, Signs and Play in Word and Image

Friday 5th - Saturday 6th September 2008
University of Dundee, Scotland

The 15th Annual SWIG Conference will focus on the paradox of how creativity is made possible within the tensions of rule-bound systems, discourses, forms and behaviours. Like a labyrinth, rule-based structures and behaviour lead us in a certain direction yet offer a space for contemplation and new perspectives. Games and rules structure experience, but play leads to innovation. The overall aim of the conference will be to generate a dialogue for assessing such phenomena in text and image via a multi-disciplinary approach relating literary and visual media, as well as theory and practice. In addition, an exhibition will accompany the conference. Selected papers will be published in a themed collection.

Please see the Programme for further details, including the Registration Form.


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