The 61st Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Berlin, March 26-28, 2015
CFP: Mobility, Stasis, and Artistic Exchange in the Global Renaissance
This session looks at the interplay of mobility and stasis in the making of early modern global artistic traditions. What are the movable and unmoving parts of early modern artistic exchanges? This session considers the relationship between “fixed” works of art and architecture (churches, palaces, public sculptures, or mural paintings, for instance) and the constellation of movable, portable visual networks from which they emerge (such as reproductive prints, textiles, ceramics, or paintings).
Current scholarship on early modern transatlantic and transpacific exchanges often center on issues of transmission, movement, fluidity, and trade. This session, however, explores how an attentiveness to the local can help to reconfigure our methodologies for examining early modern artistic exchange within colonial and imperial contexts. How might we locate cross-cultural exchange at the nexus of fixed and itinerant architectural structures, artworks, and/or laboring bodies? We welcome proposals that address issues of mobility and stasis across a variety of geographical contexts, particularly within the Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch empires.
Please send a 150-word abstract, 300-word CV, and list of keywords to Carrie Anderson at Middlebury College (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ananda Cohen Suarez at Cornell University (email@example.com). The deadline for submission is June 5.
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