SECAC Conference, New Orleans, LA., Sept. 24-27, 2008
Exploring the Boundaries and Possibilities of “Modern Time”:
In 1830, the passenger train was introduced, followed by the computer (1833), trans-Atlantic telegraph (1844), the telephone (1876), automobile (1890s), cinema (1894), radio (1900-1910), airplane (1903), television (1939), internet (1969), the first popular personal computer (1976), and cell phones (1982). This ongoing flurry of technological advances has accelerated the pace of life dramatically, forever altering our experiences and conceptions of space and time. As a consequence, time itself has been the subject of insistent theorization, speculation and anxiety in the modern age. For instance, Henri Bergson’s concept of “duration” and Charles Sanders Peirce’s description of semiosis
both suggest that time and reality are rooted in individual subjectivity. Authors such as Sherry Buckberrough, Jan Schall, Marianne Martin, and Pamela M. Lee have begun exploring the relationship of Modern art to an expression of anxiety about time’s fleeting passage. This panel aspires to expand upon – and add to – these scholars’ discussions.
Please send abstract (less than 200 words) and c.v. as e-mail attachments by April 20, 2008. to: Kris_belden@yahoo.com, Kris Belden-Adams, CUNY Graduate Center / Kansas City Art Institute.
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