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Sensorial Encounters: Body, Object, and Environment
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10/14/2016 to 10/15/2016
When: Friday, October 14, 2016
Where: Kress Foundation Department of Art History, University of Kansas, Lawrence
University of Kansas
United States

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Call for Papers
Sensorial Encounters: Body, Object, and Environment
2016 KU History of Art Graduate Student Symposium, October 14-15, 2016
Kress Foundation Department of Art History, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bissera Pentcheva, Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University

The multi-sensory nature of experience has been the focus of much recent art historical scholarship. Many of these writings have drawn on the important critical and philosophical work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Gilles Deleuze, Didier Anzieu, and Luce Irigaray. Participants in this symposium will explore some of the ways in which the senses, broadly conceived, generate and/or mediate aesthetic encounters. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers that consider how interactions between and/or among bodies, objects, and environments, whether real or virtual, make meaning .

We welcome proposals from graduate students at the M.A. or Ph.D. level that address topics from a wide range of time periods and geographic locations. We invite object-based and theoretical approaches.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

    Embodiment and perception
    Intertwining
    Five senses and beyond  
    Artistic process
    Sensations
    Performance, ceremonies, and rituals
    Materiality
    Objects meant to be touched, handled, and/or carried
    Writing, action, and gesture
    Environments
    Spectatorship and participation
    Trauma
    Skin-ego and the sound envelope

Please submit an abstract (250 – 300 words) and C.V. to kusymposium@gmail.com by April 1, 2016. We will notify successful applicants by May 2, 2016.

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