The University of St. Thomas Art History Department is hosting its Second Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, The Art of Memory, November 17-18, 2011, in St. Paul, MN. The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Steven Nelson, Associate Professor of African and African American Art History at the University of California in Los Angeles.
This year we welcome paper topics that address the theme of memory within art history and architecture from all fields of specialization. Research may explore the cultural, methodological, and historical aspects of memory across all time periods, media, and geographic regions. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
The role of art and architecture in preserving/manipulating/forming memory/collective memories
The use of propaganda informing meta-narratives (cultural memory, revivalism)
Textual references to memory in connection to (or within) visual art or architecture
The accretive nature of memory
The art of forgetting
“Anxiety of Influence” studies / Post-Modern simulacra
The subjective role of memory and memorialization (Romantic memory, psychoanalytic)
For consideration, please submit a 250-word abstract and CV as Word document attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2011. Selected participants will be notified by June 30, 2011 and the full paper will be due by October 1. Paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length, and the Graduate Program will award a prize to the best paper in the symposium. Please direct any questions you may have to email@example.com. We look forward to your submission.
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