Scandal has long played an essential role in the critical and historical reception of art. Sometimes intentional and at other times unwanted, scandal erupts at almost every significant juncture in the history of art. When an artist is found in the midst of a scandal, he/she will either be lauded as a prophet shaking a reluctant society, or as an opportunist acting out of self-promotion. Controversies are equally certain to arise at the points of contact between the world of art and political power structures. Whatever its particularities, artistic scandal is often instrumental in challenging and reformulating the boundaries of social, moral, and artistic acceptability.
Final reminder, deadline for abstracts 1st December 2009
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
Kei Miller, University of Glasgow
Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen
Transgressing Boundaries, Enacting Difference, April 3, 2010
Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland
Venue: Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Dates: June 10th – 12th 2010.
The School of Creative Arts and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a three day conference on Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland in June 2010.
Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Online Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
Call for Papers - Issue 10 - Space(s)
Call for Participation:
"Bigger than Words, Wider than Pictures": Noise, Affect, Politics
University of Salford and Islington Mill, July 1-3 2010
Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Benjamin Halligan and Professor David Sanjek
"If there are people that are dumb enough to use Metallica to interrogate prisoners, you're forgetting about all the music that's to the left of us. I can name 30 Norwegian death metal bands that would make Metallica sound like Simon and Garfunkel." – Lars Ulrich
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.org) is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:
1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.
Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.
This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.
The 17th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010
The Carson McCullers Center at Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) seeks papers and panels on a wide range of topics related to McCullers' work and influence. The conference is especially open to multi-disciplinary perspectives and emerging works by scholars and graduate students. While the committee remains open to any topic related to McCullers, we especially encourage discussions of her influence, her plays, her novels, her short stories, gender implications of her work, film adaptations, issues of race class, and/or sexuality, regional perspectives, issues of disability.
Food and the Social Imagination in Medieval and Renaissance Italy.
American Association for Italian Studies
Annual Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus, April 22-25, 2010.
Deadline for submissions: 2 January 2010.
This panel looks to feature interdisciplinary papers that consider the authenticity of cultural representations of food and wine in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Please submit a 350-500 word abstract via email by January 2, 2010.
CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel—St. Louis
St. Louis MO
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2009
The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:
Call for Proposals
Parallax Offsite (MK)
19 - 21 February 2010
Parallax is seeking proposals for presentations at the symposium concerning the situation of art professionals in a global (post-national?) world.
Established by emerging artists, critics, curators, art historians and art managers who met whilst working at the 53rd Venice Biennale Parallax Venice aims to facilitate exchange of experience, knowledge, ideas between art professionals across geographical, political and professional boundaries.
Performatives after Deconstruction
29 - 30 June 2010
Kingston University, London
The London Graduate School
Following on from two hugely successful recent conferences, the 2010 School of English postgraduate conference at the University of Leicester will address concepts of personal territory, in any of its manifestations. A sense of personal belonging, or 'home',
contributes towards the idea of having a territory, and this can take any number of physical and psychological forms. Topics that might be considered are: