CAA Registration: The Last Week for Best Rates

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on December 6, 2009

The 2010 College Art Association conference takes place in Chicago, February 10-13, at the Hyatt Regency. The discounted ‘early registration’ rates end December 11 — after which the regular conference rate for CAA members jumps from $155 to $225 (the on-site rate is even higher at $270). Click here to register online. HECAA will be represented by two terrific-looking panels:

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New Scholars: Transforming Traditions in Eighteenth-Century Art
Chair: Laura Auricchio (Parsons The New School for Design)
Thursday, February 11, 12:30-2:00; Grand CD South, Gold Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency

  1. Ryan White (independent scholar, Toronto), “Vision, Display, and Information: Chardin as Tapissier”
  2. Lyrica Taylor (University of Maryland, College Park), “Portrait of the Artist: John Francis Rigaud’s Vision of the Role of the Artist in Eighteenth-Century England”
  3. Hector Reyes (Northwestern University), “Classicism’s Secret Histories: On Jean-Germain Drouais’s Christ and the Canaanite”
  4. Amber Ludwig (Boston University), “Emma Hamilton as Grand Tourist”

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Representing the Psyche in Eighteenth-Century Art
Chair: Michael Yonan (University of Missouri, Columbia)
Thursday, February 11, 2:30-5:00; Grand A, Gold Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency

  1. Heather McPherson (University of Alabama, Birmingham), “Thinking Heads: Representing Mental Activity in Eighteenth-Century Portraiture”
  2. Emma Barker (Open University), “Figures of Pathos: Melancholy and Interiority in Late-Eighteenth-Century Art”
  3. Thomas Beachdel (Graduate Center, City University of New York), “Awestruck: Claude-Joseph Vernet and the French Sublime”
  4. Yuriko Jackall (Université de Lyon 2), “Divas, Nymphs, and Fallen Maidens: Greuze’s Experiments in Expression”
  5. Barrett Kalter (University of Wisconisn, Milwauke), “Romantic Stained Glass and the Formation of a Neomedieval Consciousness”

Call for Papers: German Studies

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on December 6, 2009

German Studies Association Conference
Oakland, California, 7-10 October 2010

Paper proposals due by 15 February 2010

The German Studies Association will hold its thirty-fourth annual conference in Oakland, California, October 7-10, 2010. This will be the GSA’s first conference in the San Francisco Bay Area in over twenty years. The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of German, Austrian, or Swiss studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies. Proposals for entire sessions and for interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged. Individual paper proposals and offers to serve as session moderators or commentators are also welcome.  Programs of past GSA conferences may be viewed at the GSA website. Please see the website for information about the submission process, which opens on January 5, 2010.  Please note that ALL proposals must be submitted online; paper forms are not used. The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2010. Presenters must be members of the German Studies Association. For more information, visit the GSA website or contact members of the 2010 Program Committee:

  • Program Director: George Williamson (University of Alabama), gwilliam@ua.edu
  • Medieval, Early Modern, Eighteenth Century: Jason Coy (College of Charleston), coyj@cofc.edu
  • Nineteenth Century: Jonathan Hess (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), jmhess@email.unc.edu
  • Twentieth- & Twenty-First-Century History: Andrew Port (Wayne State University), ar6647@wayne.edu
  • Twentieth- & Twenty-First-Century Literature/Cultural Studies: Jennifer Ruth Hosek (Queens University, Ontario), jhosek@queensu.ca
  • Political Science: Louise Davidson-Schmich (University of Miami), davidson@miami.edu
  • Interdisciplinary: Janet Ward (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), janet.ward@unlv.edu
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