College Art Association, 98th Annual Conference
2010 Call for Participation
Chicago, Illinois, February 10–13,2010
Session: Representations of Brazil and Shifting Identities
Aleca Le Blanc, University of Southern California, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena Shtromberg, University of Utah, email@example.com
Visual representations of brasilidade, or “Brazilianness,” undertaken by both Brazilians and foreigners resist facile categorization. From seventeenth-century Dutch paintings of Brazilian landscapes to recent depictions of Rio de Janeiro in the film Cidade de Deus, representations of Brazil and their attendant aesthetic formats have spoken to shifting perceptions of racial, gender and cultural identities. We invite papers that address the ideology of representation in the Brazilian context from the colonial encounter to contemporary culture. Our panel will explore different models for representing Brazil as well as their ethical, aesthetic, and/or social repercussions. Possible questions include: what do the shifting models of visual representation add to our understanding of Brazilian history? Do we reinforce essentialized traits of Brazilianness through scholarly investigation and inscription of them? Do representations of brasilidade share a visual language with those of other Latin American countries? Presenters are encouraged to engage with discourses surrounding race, gender, nationalism, modernism, under-development and post-colonialism.
Those interested should forward the following materials to both session chairs by May 8, 2009.
1. Completed session participation proposal form, located at the end of this brochure. (see attached)
2. Preliminary abstract of one to two double-spaced, typed pages.
3. Letter explaining speaker’s interest, expertise in the topic, and CAA membership status.
4. CV with home and office mailing addresses, email address, and phone and fax numbers. Include summer address and telephone number, if applicable.
For conference brochure and detailed information, please go to http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/2010CallforParticipation.pdf
or visit http://conference.collegeart.org/2010/ and download the Call for Participation.
Aleca Le Blanc
Ph.D. Candidate, Doctoral Program in Art History
University of Southern California
Assistant Professor of Art History
Department of Art and Art History
University of Utah
375 S 1530 E RM 161 [161 ART Bldg]
Salt Lake City UT 84112-0380
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