Work It, Baby : Announcing the June Symposium
Our next Ordinary Times Symposium will commence Monday, June 9, and the topic will be Work.
Consider this a call for submissions.
As always, we will take a look at any piece that is directly or indirectly related to the symposium topic. Feel free to discuss the history of work, the future of work, or the advantages and pitfalls of the workplace today. Employment law, unions, unemployment, management training, careerism, slavery, a post-work society… it’s all fair game. We’ll be happy to look at arguments, punditries, histories, legal briefs, and personal essays, as well as original fiction, poetry, photo essays and music.
We will also be reaching out to writers from outside the OT universe. If there is a writer academic, blogger or artist that you think we should be reaching out to for this topic, please let us know, either in the comments section or by email.
We’ve also been trying to nail down a title for the symposium, and since some of the suggestions by contributors behind the scenes amused me so, you can also consider this a call for possible titles for our symposium. If we choose your title, you could win over $1,000,000.* Until then, we’ll just call it — duh — Working Title.
Thanks in advance.
* Like, if you happened to win the lottery at the same time. Barring that, though, you’d still get bragging rights for a while, and provided it’s not obscene you can pick a pic to be my Gravatar for the month of June.