Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: Re-examining Fashion in Western Art, 1775-1975

Deadline: May 6, 2013 Re-examining Fashion in Western Art, 1775-1975 College Art Association (CAA) February 12-15, 2014 Chicago Chair: Justine De Young, Harvard University, deyoung@fas.harvard.edu The recent “Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity” exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art Institute of Chicago (2012-2013) foregrounded the importance of fashion to the Impressionists and … Continue reading

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CFP: Benjamin, Barthes, and Fashion

Call For Papers Deadline: April 1, 2013 The University of Manchester Conference Date: June 28, 2013 http://benjaminbarthesandfashion.tumblr.com/CFP Historian, philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin wrote on fashion’s relationship to modernity, commodity fetishism, history, and memory. In his unfinished The Arcades Project, the notes for a large section on Fashion reveal Benjamin’s desire to read the … Continue reading

Publications

Coming Soon: Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity

I am excited to let you know about my colleague John Potvin’s new co-edited volume with Ashgate Publishing. I hope you will consider it for your personal or university library. ********** Edited by Alla Myzelev, University of Western Ontario, and John Potvin, University of Guelph “…a strong and innovative contribution to scholarship…where dress, interiors and personal identity … Continue reading

Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: The Material Imagination from Antiquity to Modernity

Call for Papers THE MATERIAL IMAGINATION from Antiquity to Modernity date: 5-6 November 2010 location: School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland deadline for proposals: 10 September 2010 further information: Fabio Barry, Alistair Rider, material.imagination@gmail.com As the term materiality gains ever more currency, its critical meaning continues to recede. The purpose of this … Continue reading

Calls for Papers

CFP: UCL Autopsies Project Study Day: “Yesterday’s Objects”

‘Yesterday’s Objects: The Death and Afterlife of Everyday Things’ Autopsies Research Project Study Day Friday, 4 June 2010 University College London (UCL) The Autopsies Project explores how objects die. Just as the twentieth century was transformed by the advent of new forms of media – the typewriter, gramophone, and film, for example – the arrival … Continue reading