Seeking submissions for a proposed session entitled "African-American Photography in the 19th Century," to be presented at the 2005 conference of the New England American Studies Association (NEASA) in Worcester, MA (September 23-24).
This session addresses the ways that photographs helped construct racial categories in the nineteenth century and the special, if paradoxical, status of photography as a medium of visual representation. Papers might address any aspect of the topic, including photographs by African Americans, photographs of the African-American middle class, photographs of slaves, the use of photographs to illustrate racial theories, ethnological photographs, Civil War photographs, photographs (or the engravings derived from them) in the popular press, the intersections among race, class, and gender, etc.
Please send 1-page proposals and a short cv by email to Laura Saltz at the e-mail address shown below by March 5.
For more information about the conference, please visit the NEASA website at the following web address.
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