Call for Papers:
2008 SECAC CONFERENCE 9/24-9/27; New Orleans
"The 'Non-West' in Art History Curricula: Issues and Directions"
Through the past two decades art history undergraduate programs in the U.S. have revised the "story of art" on a wide scale to include arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania at introductory and upper-division levels, following the rise of interdisciplinary post-colonial studies and increasing globalization via the World Wide Web. The gradual institutionalization of these subject areas represents a committed effort to clarify the arbitrary and imperialist aspects of the Western canon as well as expand the field. Yet, this development has also illuminated certain theoretical and practical problems related to the uncritical assimilation of objects and aesthetics beyond European traditions into entrenched ARH frameworks that are often incompatible with their origins and intentions and perpetuate their collective marginalization.
Papers are sought that document or theorize any related teaching experiences and/or approaches, including but not limited to: formats/methodologies for "world art" studies generally or in specific topic areas; issues particular to Islamic arts (e.g., geographical orientation); relevant faculty assignments/discussion; reviews of textbooks; student reception; and/or how consideration of this material may bear on fundamental art historical pedagogy. The goal is to facilitate ample audience/presenter discussion.
BY MAY 1:
PROPOSAL/ABSTRACT: 200-word MAX., and CV (MS Word Doc attch.) to:
Jody B. Cutler: firstname.lastname@example.org
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