International Conference on Gender and Equity Issues: Humanistics Considerations for the 21st Century
4-6 January 2001
Organized by Srinkharinwirot University, Bangkok
and Salisbury State University, Maryland
Venue: Radisson Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Call for papers for the panel: (Re)Considering Women Artists of the World, Past and Present, at the Edge of the New Millennium
The panel proposes to review the accomplishments of outstanding female artists and writers, past and present, and search out the reasons for their successes as well as their overwhelming obstacles that precluded most from achieving success or recognition.
In the last thirty years, the standard concepts of art history and literary criticism have been revisited, generating revised notions. One of the those concepts in the art world, for example, is the issue of "what constitutes genius." The most extensive revisions in this area address the history of art prior to 1600. It is in these fields that new research has most significantly expanded and altered our understanding of women's contributions to visual culture.
In both the art and literary worlds, a new context has emerged in which to evaluate the work of women artists (including the visual, musical, and literary arts), not as marginalized or ghetto-ized "others," but on an equivalent level with male artists. Within this revisionist context are creative female artists such as Artemesia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Eva Hesse, Faith Ringgold, Zora Neale Hurston, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, Bessie Head, Kate Chopin, Alfonsina Storni and a host of other innovators, who have taken risks, experienced visons, and pursued dreams in the service of thier art. Art by women has served to inspire others--including non-western, non-white, and non-heterosexual artists--as it has opened doors and paved the way for a new generation of artists with gender, social, moral, and political concerns.
The contributions of women creators must continue to remain in the foreground of discussion, since this has been the area where mainstream texts seem to overwhelm, if not ignore, the presence of women.
We invite the submission of papers that explore some of the ground-breaking accomplishments of female artists of the world (whether visual, musical, or literary), past and present.
Mail two copies of 200-word abstracts to Maria de Jesus Gonzalez, or Moumin Quazi at the addresses below.
(Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2000)
Maria de Jesus Gonzalez, Ph.D.
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway CPO 195
San Antonio, Texas 78209
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