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Expanding the Visual Field
Los Angeles, April 1997


Call for Papers Expanding the Visual Field A Graduate Student Conference The Department of Art History at USC
How has recent work on mass culture, sexuality and gender, psychoanalysis, performance, technology, consumerism, race, and colonialism shifted the terms of visual study? "Expanding the Visual Field," a one-day conference at USC, will pursue this question through a series of twenty-minute presentations. The conference will provide a forum for graduate students in art history and related disciplines (e.g. film studies, history, cultural studies, comparative literature, architecture, anthropology, etc.) to present scholarly research and engage in intellectual dialogue with colleagues at other institutions and departments. Students throughout the humanities and social sciences are invited to apply. "Expanding the Visual Field" will be held at the University of Southern California on Friday, April 4, 1997. There will be a respondent for each paper and a panel discussion following the presentations. Abstracts will be printed and available at the symposium. To apply, please submit a 500-word abstract along with a CV or brief professional bio to: Symposium Committee Department of Art History College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences University of Southern California Watt Hall 104 Los Angeles, California 90089-0293 Abstracts must be received by February 7, 1997. Partial funding for travel expenses will be available. For further information, contact: Maite Alvarez: phone +1-(310)230-7161, fax +1-(310)230-7213, e-mail: MAlvarez@Getty.Edu Prof. Richard Meyer or Andrew Perchuk: phone (213) 740-9571, fax (213) 740-8971.