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Feminist Theory and Music Confernece "Feminism and Black Critical Praxis in an Age of Scarcity"

THE FEMINIST THEORY and MUSIC conference is accepting papers for their upcoming conference "Feminism and Black Critical Praxis in an Age of Scarcity" to take place from August 5-9th, 2015 to be hosted at UW-Madison. The committee welcomes submissions about urban identities, the African diaspora, feminism, gender among others. Click here for more information.

Northwestern Call for Papers, "Queer Latinidades: Toward a Politics of Possibility"

THE LATINA and LATINO STUDIES PROGRAM at Northwestern University is issuing a Call for papers for their upcoming conference "Queer Latinidades: Toward a Politics of Possibility" on May 22, 2015. Proposals are due on February 28, 2015. Click here for more information.

Clemson University Call for Papers

ASAP/7 invites proposals from scholars and artists on the relations between the public--broadly conceived - and contemporary visual, literary, performing, musical, and media arts. From parks, schools, and museums to monuments, performances, and protests, the public encompasses less a specific domain than a varying set of political institutions, community spaces, and cultural objects. Whether construed as virtual or bureaucratic, as utopian or ecological, the public can be both a catalyst for artistic production and an object of cultural critique. Although we gladly accept outstanding proposals on any topic relating to the contemporary arts, we encourage participants to think inventively about the intersections between and among the public, its manifestations and conceptualizations, and the arts of the present.


"Outsider," Self-taught, and DIY Art
Social Protest and the Arts
Monuments and Anti-monuments
Private and Civic Life
Land Art
Art Squats and Artist-run Collectives
Pedagogy and Art Education
Media Ecologies
Political Aesthetics
Neoliberalism and Late Capitalism
The Commons
Urban Planning, Bureaucracy, and Built Environments
Regional/Transnational Geographies
Landscapes, Cityscapes, Soundscapes
Gender, Sexuality, Spectacle
Spaces of Race, Ethnicity, Migration
Temporality, Commemoration, Futurity
Design, Architecture, and Infrastructure

The program committee will consider papers on these or any other topic relating to the contemporary arts. In keeping with our mission, we are especially interested in sessions that feature more than one artistic medium and more than one national tradition. The program committee will give preference to panels and roundtables that feature papers by scholars and artists working across and between disciplines.


We welcome and encourage creative and alternative presentational styles, alongside traditional papers and panels. Seminars, workshops, panel debates, artist discussions, films, installations, visual displays, and PechaKucha sessions will all be considered. Seminar leaders are asked to propose topics by the deadline and to submit the full roster of participants by 3.15.2015. Seminars normally meet for a single session, and papers are circulated among participants in advance of the conference.


Abstracts and session submissions should include the following information:

1. Title of paper or session

2. Author(s): name and contact information (including email address)

3. Format and style of presentation

4. Abstract or session description:

• 300-word abstracts for individual papers; or

• 700-word abstracts for:

Panels (3-4 participants)

Roundtables (5-9 participants)

Seminars (8-10 participants)

Other formats

5. Brief descriptions (up to 150 words) of work and publications for each participant

6. Optional: up to two jpeg images, each under 2MB, to complement your proposal

Proposed sessions should include speakers from more than one institution. We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, academic ranks, and institutional positions, as well as from practicing artists in any medium.



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Department of Art History Conference "The Culture Wars: Then and Now"


The Culture Wars: Then and Now Graduate Symposium

Friday, March 27, 2015

Keynote Speaker

Amelia Jones, Robert A. Day Professor of Art and Design and Vice Dean of Critical Studies, University of Southern California

Extended Deadline

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1994, queer performance artist Ron Athey presented excerpts of his performance Four Scenes in a Harsh Life at the then-underground performance venue Patrick's Cabaret, under the aegis of the Walker Art Center. Athey's infamous performance sparked a national debate around art and censorship and ultimately led to the slashing of the budget for the National Endowment for the Arts, nearly eliminated grants to individual artists, and had a powerful, chilling effect on controversial artwork.

Twenty years later, The Culture Wars: Then and Now asks: how does this controversy reverberate in the current local and national cultural landscape? This symposium reconsiders Athey's performance and its legacies for queer performance both in the Twin Cities and on the national level. What effect has Athey's performance had on the practice of local artists? How did the controversy surrounding Athey's performance in Minneapolis affect the local community, and how has it been written into (or occluded from) local and national histories? In what ways do we discuss Athey's performance in performance studies, queer studies, queer history, and art history?

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Contemporary queer and feminist performance and artistic practice regionally or nationally
Histories of queer and feminist artistic practice regionally or nationally
Issues of archiving performance
Difficulty and vulnerability in art, theatre, and performance
Abjection, disgust, destruction, and repulsion
Theorizations of flesh, the body, marking, and scarring
Journalism and ethics in reporting on queer events and issues, especially art, theatre, and performance
The legacies of the Culture Wars

We strongly encourage proposals from across disciplines. Please submit a proposal title, abstract for a 20-minute presentation of no more than 300 words, and CV to by Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Selected participants will be notified by email soon after the application date.

The symposium's organizers are Lauren DeLand, PhD (Department of Art History, Macalester College, and Aron M. Lorber (PhD candidate, Department of Art History, UMN,

The Culture Wars: Then and Now (March 26-28, 2015) is a weekend of events that revisits and reconsiders Athey's performance in multiple contexts and formats. Scheduled events include:

A conversation between Ron Athey and Jennifer Doyle (Professor, Department of English, UC Riverside) on Thursday, March 26, at the Walker Art Center;
Graduate presentations and community panels on Friday, March 27, at the University of Minnesota); and,
Multidisciplinary performances on the evenings of Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at Patrick's Cabaret.

The Culture Wars: Then and Now is sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Patrick's Cabaret, and the Walker Art Center. The graduate symposium is sponsored by the Departments of Art History; Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature; English; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; History; Political Science; and Theatre Arts and Dance; as well as the Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies.

AMERICAN GRADUATE SCHOOL in PARIS is issuing a call for papers for their graduate student conference titled "The Influence and Role of NGOs in Global Governance: From Grassroots to Global" to be held from April 23-24th, 2015. Abstracts are due Tuesday, January 30th, 2015. Click here for more information.

UC-Davis Call for Papers: Remaking the Indigenous Universe: Vision, Praxis, and Tradition

UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA- DAVIS is issuing a call for papers for their graduate student conference titled "Remaking the Indigenous Universe: Vision, Praxis, and Tradition" to be held from April 23-24th, 2015. Abstracts are due Friday, February 13th, 2015. Click CallforPapers_Symp2015.docxfor more information.

THE IMMIGRATION HISTORY RESEARCH CENTER is accepting submissions for their 2015 conference "Immigrant America: New Immigration and Immigration Histories from 1965 to 2015". Click here for more information.

THE DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUES STUDIES is accepting abstracts for submission to their conference "(Up)rooted and (Un)moored: Discourses of Belonging in Hispanic & Lusophone Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics" , to take place from April 10-11th of 2015. Click CallforPapers2015.pdf for more information.

University of Maryland- College Park Call for Papers

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND- COLLEGE PARK'S department of American studies is issuing a call for papers for their graduate student-run interdisciplinary online journal Powerlines. Click here for more information.

Heidelberg University conference, American History, Culture, and Politics

HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY is issuing a call for papers for their upcoming conference on American History, Culture, and Politics. Click Reminder CfP Spring Academy 2015.pdf for more information.


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