>From: "amy neda vegari" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Access: History, Art, Architecture, and Comparative
>Literature (grad) (1/15/05; 4/16/05)
>Call For Papers
>The graduate students in the Departments of History of Art & Architecture
>and Comparative Literature are pleased to announce our Fourth Annual
>Graduate Symposium to be held at Brown University on Saturday, April 16,
>2005. We are currently accepting abstracts from graduate students in ALL
>departments and disciplines.
>This yearÝs theme will be ýAccessţ, a term whose nuances we find highly
>provocative. Possible questions/concepts to consider include, but are not
>▀ Who is granted access to a given work or text, whether economically,
>psychologically, physically, geographically, politically, via ritual,
>affinity, identity, or otherwise?
>▀ What powers and/or features render a work ýaccessibleţ? How? Why?
>▀ What is the role of secrecy and other denials of access? Incidental?
>▀ Disclosure/Revelation within or about a work
>▀ Literary or artistic spaces: how do we enter or leave them?
>▀ What features determine the accessibility of art or literature?
>▀ How does the relative accessibility of an artwork or text affect its
>reception, its value, and/or its criticism?
>▀ What particular stake do academics, critics, and museum
>in creating and controlling access?
>▀ How might an artwork or text provide (or deny) access either
>to the self
>or to something else, whether an object, an experience, another person, ýthe
>Otherţ, foreign spaces, the artist or author, etc.?
>Symposium presentations will be limited to twenty minutes and should address
>the theme of access. Presentations will be divided into two panels, whose
>topics will be chosen based on the submissions received. We are
>particularly interested in papers that challenge the terms and questions
>associated with access within the study of visual and written
>representations. The list of possible topics above is by no means intended
>to be exhaustive.
>Please direct inquiries and send one-page abstracts (including your name,
>department, and a brief explanation of how your paper relates to the theme
>of the Symposium) to: Nathaniel Stein ([log in to unmask])
>by January 15, 2005.
>As the date of the symposium approaches, please see the History of Art and
>Architecture website for further information and updates:
The German Studies Call for Papers List
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Assistant Editor: Meghan McKinstry
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