Fwd: SPOON-ANN: CFP: Visual Studies (grad) (2/15) (4/30-5/1)

Ono Seiko and Aaron Gerow onogerow
Sat Jan 23 08:18:05 EST 1999

A cross-post from H-Film

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Do disciplines morph, shape-shift, redefine themselves? And what
happens in the academy when they do? The truth IS out there. Answers
to these questions (and more!) can be found at "The Discipline
Formerly Known As...."

The Visual Studies Graduate Program of the University of California,
Irvine is proud to present:


A Graduate student conference hosted by the Visual Studies Graduate
Student Association of UCI

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Anne Holly, Professor of Visual and Cultural
Studies and Chair of the Department of Art History, University of

The Visual Studies Graduate Student Association of UCI is currently
accepting submissions for its 1999 conference, April 30- May 1. The
conference organizers are seeking scholarly work by graduate students
that is self-reflexive in its interrogation of disciplinary shifts
within the fields of Art History, Film Studies, and Visual Culture,
and which moves towards interdisciplinarity. Topics may include but
are not limited to: debates surrounding visual culture; the
intersection of issues of visuality with modernity, race, nation,
gender, and/or sexuality; new and historic technologies; East/West
discourses; vision and textuality. We encourage submissions reflecting
a broad range of historical locations, areas of study and theoretical

"The Discipline Formerly Known As...." Graduate Student Conference
will open with a keynote address by Professor Michael Anne Holly on
Friday, April 30, 1999, followed by a full day of scholarly
presentations by graduate students on Saturday, May 1. The event will
culminate in a special screening at the Film and Video Center at UCI
that evening. For more information visit the conference web page at

Proposals of 1-2 pages for twenty minute papers should be accompanied
by a brief cover letter. Decisions will be announced in March. Please
send inquiries or abstracts to: dfka at benfranklin.hnet.uci.edu OR

"The Discipline Formerly Known As..." Graduate Student Conference
Department of Art History
Humanities Instructional Building 85
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2785


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