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Call for Session Proposals | CAA in New York, 2017

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 3, 2016

From CAA News (22 January 2016). . .

105th Annual Conference of the College Art Association
New York, 15–18 February 2017

Proposals due by 18 April 2016

For the CAA 105th Annual Conference, CAA will change the format of the conference as we look to liven up the experience for all our members. The changes highlighted below are the result of a critical look at the event by the organization’s Annual Conference Committee.

• New time grid: All sessions will be ninety minutes in length, allowing for more sessions
• More types of submissions and therefore more ways to participate, such as complete session proposals, with participants chosen in advance; proposals to chairs, who will solicit speakers through a call for papers; and independent proposals of papers
• Individuals may participate in consecutive years, if their proposals are accepted
• Other Annual Conference Events (more information available here)

You can download and read the full report of recommendations by CAA’s Task Force on the Annual Conference. Please remember all participants will have to be members and registered for the conference for 2017.

Key Dates for the 2017 Conference
March 1  Call for Annual Conference session and paper proposals
April 18  Deadline for session and paper proposals
June 3  Annual Conference Committee meets to select sessions and papers
June 20  Notification sent regarding approved sessions
July 1  Call for Participation
July 1  Deadline for travel grant applications
August 30  Paper titles and abstracts due for sessions soliciting contributors
Mid-September  Online conference registration opens
September 30  Deadline for chairs to choose speakers for sessions soliciting contributors
October 1  Deadline for Hot Topics session proposals
February 15–18  CAA 105th Annual Conference, New York

Affiliated Society Submissions
• One session per Affiliated Society will be accepted with a note of approval from the chair of the group; subsequent submissions may be submitted separately by individuals and require peer review by the Annual Conference Committee; these submissions will not be labeled as an Affiliated Society panel.
• Each Affiliated Society is still guaranteed one 90-minute session, as well as a business meeting, which will be tagged as an Affiliate Society meeting.
• Sessions should be submitted in the proposal submission process above.

Exhibition | The Splendor of Venice

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on March 3, 2016

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From Fondazione Cariplo:

Lo Splendore di Venezia: Canaletto, Bellotto, Guardi e i Vedutisti dell’Ottocento
The Splendour of Venice: Canaletto, Bellotto, Guardi and the Vedutisti of the Nineteenth Century
Brescia, Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia, 23 January — 12 June 2016

Palazzo Martinengo is hosting a new international art exhibition to celebrate the city of Venice. The Splendour of Venice shows how the city has been and still is—more than any other city—a timeless legend in the world’s collective imagination. Down through the centuries, Venice has been immortalised by Italian and foreign artists so often that it was identified as the origin of vedutismo. ‘Veduta’ in English was a successful new landscape genre that was appreciated by the rich and educated Grand Tour travellers who wanted to return to their home countries with a lovely picture of the charming sights they had seen in Italy.

To tell the public about the origins and development of the glorious season of Venetian vedute, Palazzo Martinengo presens for the first time ever a selection of over one hundred masterpieces by Canaletto, Bellotto, Guardi, and other important vedutisti from the 18th and 19th centuries. The paintings, on loan from prestigious private and public collections in Italy and Europe, have been carefully selected by an international scientific committee. This artwork demonstrates that the popularity of the genre did not end with the Republic of Venice, which came about with the Treaty of Campo Formio, signed in 1797 by the French and the Austrians, but instead continued during the entire 19th century.

The exhibition will follow an interesting chronological itinerary, divided into ten thematic sections, which all feature a selection of Murano glass objects created by master craftsmen of the 20th century. The exhibition will end with a final surprise, set up in the section ‘Venice, theatre of life’, with scenes from daily life in the squares, open spaces, streets, and canals of the city. Fondazione Cariplo is present at this event with four masterpieces from its art collection, painted by Guglielmo Ciardi and Pietro Fragiacomo.

Study Day | Textiles and Diplomacy: Diplomats and Spies

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 3, 2016

From H-ArtHist:

Textiles and Diplomacy: Diplomats and Spies in the Early Modern Age
Centre for Textile Research, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, 17 March 2016

Convened and introduced by Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset

13:00  Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset (CTR/SAXO Institute Copenhagen), ‘Textiles and Diplomacy: Diplomats and Spies in the Early Modern Age’

13:30  Axel Harms (Rosenborg Castle), ‘Splendour and Confidentiality: Rosenborg Castle and the Diplomacy of Christian IV’

14:00  Cecilia Candreus (Uppsala University), ‘An Embroidered Marriage Proposal to Elizabeth I of England’

14:30  Charlotte Paludan (Independent Textile Scholar Copenhagen), ‘French Espionage on Danish Textile Production’

15:00  Nadia Fernández de Pinedo (Universitad Autonóma Madrid), ‘Textile Consumption in Mid-18th Century-Madrid: Diplomats and Upper Middle Class’

15:30  Sidsel Frisch (University of Copenhagen), ‘Textile Diplomacy: Tapestries of War and Peace’

Call for Papers | Romantic Legacies

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 3, 2016

From the Call for Papers and conference website:

Romantic Legacies
National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, 18–19 November 2016

Proposals due by 15 May 2016

Keynote Speakers: Rachel Bowlby (Comparative Literature, Princeton University/English, University College, London) and Arthur Versluis (Religious Studies, Michigan State University)

In his seminal book The Roots of Romanticism (1999), Isaiah Berlin regards Romanticism as “the largest recent movement to transform the lives and the thoughts of the Western world.” Indeed, Romantic ideas and attitudes—embraced by Goethe, Hegel, Sade, de Staël, Rousseau, Baudelaire, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Beethoven, Schubert, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Dickinson, Turner, and Delacroix, to name but a few—not merely changed the course of history in the West in the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries but helped to fashion twentieth-century democracy, environmentalism, Surrealism, fascist nationalism, communist universalism, spiritualism, social liberalism, and so forth in the West as well as in the East. This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together academics from across the humanities and social sciences to explore the full spectrum of possible Romanticisms, the germination, maturation, and development of this heritage on both sides of the Atlantic and its afterlife in our global capitalist culture today.

We invite proposals for individual papers or collaborative panels from academics in the humanities and social sciences to reassess Romanticism and its legacies in different nations and disciplines. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to esotericism and spiritualism, emotion and neuroesthetics, Gothic and uncanny, imagination and memory, childhood, revolution and anarchy, geographies and the tourist gaze, romantic Victorians, romanticism as proto-modernism, romanticism and Abstract Expressionism, romanticism and empire, romanticism and its afterlife in the Far East, romanticism and Realism, the environmental humanities, romanticism and the inhuman, the Apocalypse, romanticism and the everyday, romanticism and world literature, the technological sublime, psychiatry and psychoanalysis, celebrity culture, gender performance, sensibility and social reform, solitude and sociability, the country and the city.

Proposals of no more than 300 words should be sent by 15 May 2016 via EasyChair. Should you have any questions or enquiries, please contact us at earn.nccu@gmail.com. We intend to produce an edited volume from the conference with a major academic publisher and a special issue for The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture.

This conference is organised by the EARN (Enlightenment and Romanticism Network) in partnership with The Wenshan Review in the Department of English at NCCU.

Organising Committee
John Michael Corrigan (NCCU)
Yih-Dau Wu (NCCU)
Shun-liang Chao (NCCU)
Li-hsin Hsu (NCCU)
Jing-fen Su (NCCU)
Emily Sun (NTHU/Barnard College)
Alex Watson (Japan Women’s University)
Laurence Williams (University of Tokyo)