CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Submission Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2019
The Newberry Seminar in American Art and Visual Culture is open to those working in the art history and visual culture of the United States, from the colonial era to the present. They are inviting papers that cross and challenge borders both within and outside the discipline that engage questions of methodology and ideology, examine exhibition and provenance history, probe the categories of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, and reflect critically on the state and outlook of the field.
They also welcome topics focusing on Chicago art and design within the larger national and international contexts, such as: thematic studies on world’s fairs, Chicago’s Gilded Age, institutional/private/corporate display practices, urban landscapes, African-American art past and present, and self-taught artists.
The Seminar will meet 2-5 p.m. at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois on select Fridays during the 2019-2020 academic year.
The seminar provides a forum for presenting current research, as well as a venue that brings together a diverse community of local and regional Americanists for intellectual exchange, collegial conversation, and debate. We construe art history and visual culture in broad terms, embracing painting, sculpture, graphic art, architecture, material culture, and conceptual art as well as commercial and mass-mediated art including illustration, reportage, advertising, caricature, comic art, photography, video, film, and other visual forms.
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar Sponsors: Terra Foundation for American Art, The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago, and the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. 2019-2020