UAAC-AAUC CALL FOR PAPERS /APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS
OCTOBER 24-27, 2019 HILTON HOTEL, QUEBEC, QC, CANADA
Submission deadline / Date limite de soumission: May 31, 2019 / le 31 mai 2019
THE ROLE OF COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICES/INSTITUTIONS IN MAKING KNOWLEDGE
Critical theorists and photography scholars have disregarded the potential of commercial and industrial photographic practices as sites that shape photographic conventions and discourses. Sharon Harper’s call to move beyond favored semiotic, Marxist, and psychoanalytical approaches is aimed at developing new theoretical models of photographic practices. Focused on the rise of analogue technology from 1900-70, the panel explores commercial studios, camera clubs, photographic societies, and technical training colleges as sites where photographic techniques, genres, and modern subjectivities engaged in creative ways of seeing their social and cultural worlds. Questions the panel is interested in but not confined to are: How did collaborative and interpersonal relationships of studio photographers shape photographic experimentation? How have commercial studios/photography societies contributed to the establishment of pictorial conventions? What effects did collaborations between international companies and local institutions have on the generation of knowledge? The panel aims to generate new discourses for theoretical development in the sphere of commercial photographic practices.
Chairs /Présidentes: Alison Ariss | Sameena Siddiqui
University of British Columbia | University of British Columbia
1. Applicants may present in only one session, round table, or panel.
2. Applicants may not submit proposals to more than two sessions, round tables, or panels. If submitting two proposals they must advise the chairs of both sessions.
3. Proposals must be sent directly to the chair(s) of the session, round table, or panel.
4. Submissions must include: the name of the applicant; the applicant’s email address; the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank; title of the proposal; a proposal (300 words maximum); a brief biography (150 words maximum).
5. Submissions must be submitted via the Call for Papers form.
6. Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members MUST become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by September 15, 2019.
7. Proposals are invited from permanent and contractual faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate students in terminal degree programs (examples: PhD, MFA, MDes, etc.) who are engaged in the visual arts (studio practice, art history, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.). MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference.
8. Session chairs may not make a presentation in their session, round table, or panel. However, they may submit a proposal to another session, round table, or panel.
9. Presentations via Skype, Google hangout, or other digital platforms are not permitted.