Call for Papers :The Rhetorics and Aesthetic of Memory (Dallas, 6-7 Mar 15)

The Rhetorics and Aesthetic of Memory (Dallas, 6-7 Mar 15)

Call for Papers : The Rhetorics and Aesthetic of Memory - Graduate Conference
Department of Art History, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern 
Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, March 6 - 07, 2015
Deadline: Dec 1, 2014

Keynote speaker: Prof. Michael Rothberg
Memory functions in several multifaceted dimensions: individual,
familial, local, regional, national, and international. Whether memory
can be read as an individual construction or as national one, whether it
is a negotiation of trauma or a tool for the construction of individual
or national identity, artists have explored the concept through various
strategies, media, and across history. We invite papers that discuss how
the question of memory impacts art and visual culture throughout

Themes may include, but are not limited to:

- art as reconfiguration of individual memory
- construction of photo albums and familial memory 
- negotiations of trauma 
- representations of national or collective memory
- challenging existing representations of memory
- historical memory
- use of technology to disseminate individual or collective memory
- testimony as exercise of memory
- spectral spaces and geographies; phenomena of 'haunting'
- memorialization
- material culture, sacred objects, culturally or politically charged objects
- theories on affect; performativity of affect
- museums, archives, and records as sites or spaces of memory
- socio-political critique through memory
- parsing biography and autobiography
- 'active' forgetting

Please send 300 word abstracts and questions to by December 1st, 2014. Decisions will be made by December 15th.

                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .
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