CALL FOR PROPOSALS – CUJAH: Call out for conference abstracts! Share your undergraduate research at the 10th Annual Concordia University Art History Conference. Embodiment: art, space, and society.
To apply, please submit the following by December 4th, 2020 11:59PM in a single PDF to [email protected]: -350 word abstract & proposal title. -Student ID, University, and Program of Study. Please do not put your name on the PDF as the review process is anonymous.
In the last year, the human body has become centred in popular discourse. A pandemic has changed our relationship to bodies. Feared and distanced, bodies have been sanitized through virtual communication lines. With the importance of inhabited space, phenomenology, and remediation in visual arts, new embodiment marks a permanent change in art history. Simultaneously, embodiment has been a fixture of political discourse. For example, the Black Lives Matter movement has engendered discourse of the embodiment of systemic racism. Bodies, whether of flesh or stone, have become a category impossible to escape. At the Tenth Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference, we aim to present the work of artists, scholars, and students that elaborates on the role of the human body within art histories. We seek to understand how a rapidly changing definition of embodiment will affect art practices and visual culture.
Themes your paper may explore: Bodies and monuments
Art and the pandemic
Disease, medicine, and visual culture Phenomenology
Architecture and habitation Representations of human bodies
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