Visible Memories Conference
Oct. 2-4, 2008
Call for Papers
Conference Theme: The Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University invites papers for competitive selection. The conference will explore the intersections between visual culture and memory studies with particular focus on the ways in which memories are manifested and experienced in visible, material, or spatial form.
Examples of especially relevant and desirable research topics include: local sites of memory; memorials and archives; environmentalism and representations of nature; regional, national, or global tourism; photography or cinema; digital media; and art installations. We also welcome other research topics in similarly innovative areas.
Conference Format: The conference will feature an innovative combination of events designed to facilitate conversation not only between a variety of researchers concerned with the study of visual culture and memory but also between academics and distinguished professionals in art and design, film production, and institutional archiving.
Keynote Address: A lecture by conceptual artist Ernesto Pujol.
Plenary Speakers: Cara Finnegan (Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Andrea Hammer (Landscape Architecture, Cornell University), George Legrady (Media Arts and Technology and Art, University of California at Santa Barbara), Julia Meltzer (media artist), Phaedra Pezzullo (Communication and Culture, Indiana University), Gregory Sholette (Art and Art History, Queens College), David Thorne (media artist), Patricia Zimmermann (Cinema and Photography, Ithaca College).
Dr. Anne T. Demo
Communication and Rhetorical Studies
100 Sims Hall, Building V
Syracuse, New York 13244
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