>From: "TOM HAAKENSON" <[log in to unmask]>
>CFP: German Studies Association Annual Conference
>October 8 - 11, 2009, Washington, DC
>The Avant-Garde Reconsidered
>DUE: Saturday, February 7th, 2009
>In "Theory of the Avant-Garde", Peter Buerger describes the historical
>avant-garde as a failed project in which artists, taking a position apart
>from society, sought to challenge artís role in society. Recent
>scholarship on embodiment and visual culture has undermined this limiting
>conception of the avant-garde, opening the door for an examination of the
>term's viability as an analytic category in new and insightful ways.
>We seek to explore the concept of the avant-garde as it manifests itself
>in the twentieth century. As such, paper proposals may seek to rethink
>and to challenge traditional notions of the pre-1945 avant-garde, or to
>explore the conceptís continuing evolution and influence on art/theory
>after 1945. Authors may focus on particular artists or movements, the
>concept of the avant-garde, or the continued viability of the avant-garde
>as an analytical category.
>Please send one-page abstracts (300 words) and curriculum vitae to Thomas
>O. Haakenson, <[log in to unmask]>, Minneapolis College of Art and
>Design, and Adi King, <[log in to unmask]>, University of Minnesota-Twin
>Cities, by Saturday, February 7th, 2009.
>Thomas O. Haakenson, Ph.D.
>Chair of Liberal Arts
>Associate Professor of Liberal Arts
>Minneapolis College of Art and Design
>Email: [log in to unmask]
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