CALL FOR PAPERS
New Perspectives on Surrealism and its Legacies
To coincide with the exhibition Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art, the 7th Annual PhD symposium of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies will be held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA on December 4th 2009.
We invite proposals for 20 minute papers from post-graduate students whose research
engages with Surrealism and/or its contemporary legacies. The Centre currently has a three-year AHRC-funded project on Surrealism and sexuality; hence we especially encourage submissions that engage with issues of eroticism, gender and sexual identity. In addition to considerations of the psycho-sexual aspects of Surrealism, proposals may address:
• the relation of sexuality and politics, in connection to anti-bourgeois sentiment, the use of “shock-tactics”, and obscenity;
• the legacy of the Surrealist use of the erotic within art praxis or its influence on contemporary artists;
• issues of gender, sexual identity, or sexual orientation, especially with regard to feminism, queer theory, or the uncanny.
Proposals from graduates in fields other than art history that aim to contribute to the topic are also welcome.
Please send proposals of no more than 500 words by August 14th to:
Kimberley Marwood firstname.lastname@example.org
Majella Munro email@example.com
This event is a collaboration between Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich. Selected papers will be considered for publication in Papers of Surrealism. For more information see www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk
For more information about the exhibition Subversive Spaces see www.subversivespaces.com
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