Appel à communication : « Feminist Art History Conference » (Washington, 6-8 novembre 2015)

Elisabetta Sirani, Autoportrait, 1658, Moscou, musée PouchkineThis annual conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard at American University. To further the inclusive spirit of their groundbreaking anthologies, we invite papers on subjects spanning the chronological spectrum, from the ancient world through the present, to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice.

Papers may address such topics as : artists, movements, and works of art and architecture; cultural institutions and critical discourses ; practices of collecting, patronage, and display ; the gendering of objects, spaces, and media; the reception of images; and issues of power, agency, gender, and sexuality within visual cultures. Submissions on under-represented art-historical fields, geographic areas or national traditions, and issues of race and ethnicity are encouraged.

To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word. It should consist of a one-page, single-spaced proposal of unpublished work, up to 500 words in length for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a curriculum vitae of no more than two pages. Please title the document “[last name]-proposal”.

Submit materials with the subject line “[last name]-proposal” to:
Submission Deadline : May 15, 2015.
Invitations to participate will be sent by July 1.

Keynote speaker : Professor Amelia Jones, University of Southern California, « The Curating of Feminist Art (or is it the Feminist Curating of Art ?) ».

Organizing committee : Juliet Bellow, Norma Broude, Kim Butler Wingfield, Mary D. Garrard, Helen Langa, Andrea Pearson, and Ying-chen Peng

Send general queries to :

Sponsored by the Art History Program and the Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences, American University.


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