RAW Conference Call For Papers Deadline Approaching

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Call for Papers
December 12, 2018
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Contemporary History, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy


2019 Symposium


Date: February 23, 2019

Theme: Expression and Repression

Submission Deadline: December 12, 2018

Keynote Speakers: Drs. Nils Roemer & Charissa Terranova

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its eleventh annual graduate symposium at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX.  The RAW conference is organized by and for graduate students and offers an opportunity for student scholars around the world to share their work and ideas with their peers across the humanities disciplines.

Repression appears in a wide spectrum of forms, from entire cultures and peoples being repressed under restrictive regimes to the personal repression of thoughts, instincts, and identity.  How do suppressed thoughts and urges manifest in the cultural and historical artifacts of a society, and what can those manifestations reveal about our own natures? How do we understand history, literature, philosophy, or art as reflective of the expressive or personal freedoms of a period?  What are the possibilities of expression through an interdisciplinary approach to the arts and humanities?

This is a special year, as it marks the centennial of the Bauhaus movement in Germany. This movement, which occurred from 1919-1933, saw a flourishing of the arts in a time of deep political and social unrest. Our keynote speakers are Dr. Nils Roemer, professor and director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, and Dr. Charissa Terranova, UT Dallas associate professor of aesthetic studies. They will address the importance of the Bauhaus movement and its effects on the modern artistic world.

We invite abstracts for individual presentations as well as fully-constructed panels (3-4 speakers) that address any and all aspects of expression and/or repression. Full-panel proposals will be given priority.  Selected papers will be considered for inclusion in a digital publication of the conference proceedings.  All proposals must follow the below guidelines:

  • Complete mailing address, e-mail, and phone number
  • An abstract of no more than 200 words, including 3-5 keywords
  • Visual art proposals must include the medium
  • Panel proposals must include a proposal for the overall panel in addition to a 200-word abstract for each individual participant


All submissions should be sent to: ah.gsa@utdallas.edu

Notification of acceptance will be provided by December 15, 2018.