Call for Papers: College Art Assoc in Chicago

The College Art Association has released their call for papers for their 2010 conference which will be in one of my fav cities: Chicago. I’ve never been to one of their conferences before, but there is such a link between fashion and art it seems like a logical overlap and I’m going to consider it for next year if I can find a session that works for me.

Proposals are due May 8, 2009.

Click here to see the entire call.

Here’s what CAA’s site says about the conference:

“February may not seem to be the ideal time for a trip to wintry Chicago. But with CAA’s Annual Conference in the Windy City for nearly a week that month, there’s no better place for artists and scholars to be.

For the first time since 2001, Chicago will host the 98th Annual Conference, taking place Wednesday, February 10–Saturday, February 13, 2010. The Hyatt Regency Chicago is the conference headquarters hotel, holding most sessions and panels, Career Services and the Book and Trade Fair, receptions and special events, and more. Other events will take place throughout the city.

CAA expects participation from many area schools, museums, galleries, and other art institutions. The crowning jewels in the Midwest are the comprehensive Art Institute of Chicago and the celebrated Museum of Contemporary Art. Conference attendees can satisfy their interests with other world-class institutions, including the Smart Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Renaissance Society, the Loyola University Chicago Museum of Art, the Hyde Park Art Center, and dozens of galleries in River North and the West Loop, among other neighborhoods. The Field Museum of Natural History and the International Museum of Surgical Science provide a more eclectic, well-rounded Chicago experience.”

Here are a few of the sessions that might work for dress scholars:

Women, Femininity and Public Space in 19th Century Visual Culture

Masterpiece or Craft, Courtly or Popular? Situating Textiles in Southern Asian Visual Culture

Dressing the Part: Textiles as Propaganda in the Middle Ages.

Autofictions, Avatars, and Alter Egos: Fabricating Artists

The Object of Nostalgia

Theorizing Things

Rethinking Consumption in the History of American Art

Texting and Imaging the Oriental Body

Fashion, Art, and Architecture

Modernism and the Fashionable 1860-1960

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