Special Issue of Social Text: Public Art (Feb 1, 2011; Sept. 1, 2011)

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Robert Brazeau
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Special Issue of Social Text: Public Art

Previously unpublished essays are sought for a special issue of Social Text on the theme of public art. Essays covering any aspect of public art are welcome, although consideration will be given to papers that take up one or more of the following:

-- the challenges to public art in the era of globalization and multi-national capitalism

-- the social efficacy or ideological underpinnings of public art

-- an examination or analysis of particular public art installations, especially where the piece itself (or some aspect of its placement, development, or installation) opens onto compelling theoretical questions

-- a comparative analysis of public art across diverse aesthetic, temporal, or national paradigms

-- the challenges and opportunities that attend public art in the digital age

Please send proposals of 250 words and a brief CV to Robert Brazeau (rbrazeau@ualberta.ca) by February 1st, 2011. Completed papers of approximately 8000 words are due September 1st , 2011.