Call of Papers: Interiors and Identities, Concordia University, Montreal, November 1 - 03, 2012

 Interiors and Identities
Concordia University, Montreal, November 1 - 03, 2012
Deadline: Jun 4, 2012

Universities Art Association of Canada
Conference 2012 at Montréal
Université Concordia / Concordia University

November 1-3, 2012

Call for Papers for the session:
Interiors and Identities – Investigating Spaces in Context

Thad Logan suggests that to study the Victorian parlour is to "engage
with the complex relations between materiality and ideology in a
historically specific way"(2001, xiii). Building upon this approach,
our panel seeks to critically re-position varied forms of "interiors"
as fluid spaces, ripe with symbolic materials and meaningful objects,
within which cultural prescriptions are enacted, reinforced, contested,
and negotiated.

We invite papers that explore how various techniques of
display are used to generate meaning and to nuance distinctions between
public and private space. Papers might address the movement of bodies
and material objects within and through space, the relationship between
the body and the interior, the effect of painted or photographic
representations of the interior on individual or cultural conceptions
of space, or gender's role in creating and interpreting specific sites.
This session is not limited to discussions from a particular region or
time period, however, preference will be given to papers which examine
specific sites within the context of social shifts or cultural

Contact Info

Johanna Amos
Queen's University, Canada

Alena Buis
Queen's University, Canada

Please submit abstracts of 250 words directly by email to session
chairs, and include the paper proposal submission form available at:

Deadline: 4 June 2012.
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