>From: "Erin Labbie" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Beholding Violence in Medieval and Early Modern
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>A CONFERENCE ON MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN
>REPRESENTATION AND CULTURE
>February 28 - March 1, 2008
>BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
>Historically, the action of beholding is linked to spectatorship and
>theatricality in viewing. In the scene of beholding, one is often
>captivated by the image before which one is placed. The viewer reacts
>to the image and this reaction has political implications. Beholding
>also carries with it elements of debt, duty, and responsibility.
>Often the beholder of violence is placed in a precarious position
>with regard to aesthetic and ethical questions.
>This conference takes as its point of departure the beholder of
>violence in medieval and early modern culture. We see seek papers
>that consider how images, texts and performances promoted, supported
>or helped negotiate real or imagined violence during the era and
>consider how certain types of artistic or literary production may be
>viewed as a response to collective cultural attitudes and customs.
>Scholarship that engages contemporary theory and issues of audience
>reception are particularly encouraged, as is interdisciplinarity.
>Topics for submission may address (but are not limited to) such issues as:
>o What new methods can we employ to examine the beholder's perspective?
>o Is there such a thing called the "period eye" or an
>acculturated gaze of the viewer?
>o What is the relation between the representation and the
>reception of violent content in art and literature in
> the medieval and early modern era?
>o How does the artistic object contribute to subject formation
>o How do violence and pleasure intersect within the visual and
>o How can the uses of violence in cultural representation serve
>as means of knowing the
> past and as means of understanding and potentially altering
>o How have cultures in conflict turned to art and literature as
>tools for constructing
>These are some of the questions that motivate this conference. We
>hope to hear your ideas as well as to develop new questions that are
>catalyzing your work.
>To be considered for the program, please send a hard copy of your
>abstract of the paper (300 words maximum) and a current c.v.
>(including email address and phone number) by Friday August 31, 2007
>Dr. Allie Terry Dr. Erin Felicia Labbie
>Division of Art History Department of English
>1000 Fine Arts Center 420 East Hall
>Bowling Green State University Bowling Green State University
>Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
>Decisions for the selection of papers to be included in the program
>will be made by October 1, 2007. All inquiries may be sent via email
>to [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]
>Dr. Erin Labbie
>[log in to unmask]
>Department of English
>Bowling Green State University
>1001 E. Wooster St.
>Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
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