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>Call For Papers
>ŰPicturingÝ Women : A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium
>March 19-20, 2004
>Bryn Mawr College
>In conjunction with the multi-venue, collaborative exhibition ŰPicturingÝ
>Women: Historical Works and Contemporary Responses at Philadelphia-Area
>Institutions to be held at Bryn Mawr College, The Library Company of
>Philadelphia, and The Rosenbach Museum and Library from January through May
>2004, the Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College and The William Penn
>Foundation will sponsor a one-and-a-half-day symposium exploring the
>intersections of representation and identity across a wide range of
>disciplines to question and rethink what a portrait can be ˝ what women were
>historically and are today ýpicturedţ to be -- in the vocabulary and imagery
>of various fields.
>The exhibition will juxtapose historical works with 20th- and 21st-century
>art, presenting photographic, printed, and painted portraits along with such
>diverse cultural artifacts as conduct manuals, historical dress, literary
>portrait sketches, advertising images, caricatures, silhouettes, contemporary
>installation pieces, and performance art as a means of exploring the
>historical and contemporary representations and self-representations of women
>˝ how they are figured, fashioned, turned into portraits, and described in
>words and pictorial narrative.
>Those interested in submitting abstracts for consideration are encouraged to
>explore these themes within the parameters of their own fields, and to
>contemplate one or more of the following fundamental questions in ways that
>foster cross-disciplinary connections:
>´ What constitutes female identity?
>´ How is it and has it been culturally constructed in images,
>texts, and through the various processes of self-fashioning?
>´ What roles have these artifacts and processes played in
>places in society, in how women have been ýpicturedţ historically and how they
>are ýpicturedţ today?
>´ How can the lessons we learn from seeking answers to the
>teach us about the roles played by material culture and representation in
>defining our understanding of identity in general?
>´ How have the collecting practices of our cultural
>to those definitions of identity, and how do they continue to do so today?
>We are particularly interested in talks that explore the intersections of
>race, gender, and class, and encourage submissions that range widely and
>inventively into diverse areas of scholarship and investigation. These might
>include such areas as the construction of trans-gender identity, theological
>constructions of identity and femaleness, exploration of the female body and
>the allegorical figure of the female in medical and scientific disciplines,
>and the construction of identity through instrumental music or song,
>To submit a proposal:
>Please email a detailed proposal for your talk, a letter outlining your
>interest and expertise in the subject, and a resume, to Susan Shifrin,
>Project Curator, at [log in to unmask], by September 30, 2003.
>Presenters will be selected by early December. An honorarium will be
>provided. Several of the papers may be included in the companion book for
>the project, to be published by Penn State Press.
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