Call for Papers and Conference - The Particularities of Postidentity
College Art Association 101st Annual Conference
New York, New York
February 13-16, 2013
Proposal Deadline: May 4, 2012
The circulation of terms like "postfeminist," "postblack," and "postindian" signal an era in which individualism and equalÂČity have supposedly replaced the collective identifications and struggles against discrimination that marked the Civil Rights era and its aftermath. Today's professional artist is expected to move and create freely in a global art market, uninhibited by the specificities of his or her race and gender. Yet each of these terms has its own trajectory tied to those collective histories and identifications whose "end" it heralds. Where and to what ends do such terms converge in the fields of postidentity discourse and contemporary art? We invite papers that historicize the postidentity shift in the arts, consider specific deployments of, and/or relationships between "postblack," "postindian," etc., examine their aesthetic and ideological implications, or place them in wider contexts such as the rise of global art biennales.
Please send proposals to: Jessica L. Horton, University of Rochester firstname.lastname@example.org and Cherise Smith, University of Texas at Austin email@example.com
The full CFP, including the required proposal form, can be downloaded
here: http://www.collegeart.org/ proposals/ 2013callforparticipation
Every proposal should include the following five items:
1. Completed session participation proposal form (located at the end of
the CAA 2013 brochure, available online at: collegeart.org).
2. Preliminary abstract of one to two double-spaced, typed pages.
3. Letter explaining speaker's interest, expertise in the topic, and
CAA membership status.
4. CV with home and office mailing addresses, email address, and phone
and fax numbers. Include summer address and telephone number, if
5. Documentation of work when appropriate, especially for sessions in
which artists might discuss their own work
Chairs determine the speakers for their sessions and reply to all applicants by June 4, 2012.