*Columbia College Chicago Chicago,
Illinois 24-26 March, 2011
Deadline for Proposals: 17 September 2010*
The theme of the conference is â€œNew Directions in Cultural Studiesâ€ and we are interested in work that addresses the current historical conjuncture, one characterized by crises and uncertainties of all kinds: social, economic, political, cultural, institutional, and intellectual.
In recent years visual culture studies has itself been characterized by theoretical and methodological uncertainty, in fact such uncertainty might be considered â€œnormalâ€ to it. Of particular note is the relation between new visual technologies and the theoretical modes used to address them. In what manners can studies of visual culture be assembled to address ever-transforming visual cultures? This is a critical issue as elements of visual culture shift toward mobile technologies and user-generated content; however, it is also important as the discrete unity of visual culture as a category is challenged by interactivity and modes in which visuality is but one register of experience. In keeping with the issue of crisis, the Visual Culture Division invites submissions for this session titled "Visual Uncertainty".
Additionally, the Visual Culture Division invites papers for a second session on the visual culture of vampires. This session, titled "Vampiric Visualities", will critically investigate the current vampire craze and its precedents in visual culture. For this session we are particularly interested in submissions from graduate students.
Please submit the following by Friday September 3: your name, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation; 250-word abstract for the 20-minute paper proposed, including session and paper title; and any required audio-visual equipment. Please send all required information to Division Chair: Randal Rogers (Randal.Rogers@ uregina.ca).
Additional information about the CSA meetings and the Visual Culture Division can be found at: http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/
Randal Rogers, PhD
Department of Visual Arts
University of Regina
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