CFP Representing Migration: Artistic Creation Across Borders
Representing Migration: Artistic Creation Across Borders
Edited by Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Representing Migration: Artistic Creation Across Borders will explore the creative processes of diasporic and transnational visual artists, designers, musicians, composers, actors/actresses, playwrights, dancers, choreographers, photographers, filmmakers and performance artists working in different media and within various disciplines. Contributors will expound on topics such as the relationship between space (geographical, social, etc.) and creative inspiration, the limitations and liberties associated with categorization and labels (cultural, racial, institutional, national, social, artistic or other), perceptions of diasporic or immigrant artists, and representations of gender and race in the context of migration.
This edited collection will examine how migration shapes an artistís creative process and the ways in which race and (non)immigrant status influence the way an artistís work is viewed and received by domestic or international audiences. Representing Migration will encourage dialogue between international diasporic and/or transnational artists (and those who write on them) and provide a global readership with the opportunity to more fully comprehend the intricacy of the creative process (and production) as it applies to experiences and practices of migration.
Essays on (but not limited to) the following themes as they relate to creativity and migration are encouraged. Entries may be self-referential or focus on another artistís process. Interviews with artists will also be considered.
Inspiration, the muse, the creative spark
Theories of migration, diaspora, race, gender and audience reception
Pathos and illness
Discussions of genre Nationalism
The creative liberties/restrictions associated with crossing borders
12-15 entries of 6,000-10,000 words each will be selected.
Deadline for abstracts: August 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2010
Deadline for completed entries: January 15, 2011
Please send an abstract, CV and short bio to Jen Westmoreland Bouchard firstname.lastname@example.org.
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