QUICK CFP: CAA 99th Annual Conference


The deadline for this conference is in a week, but several intriguing and relevant topics will be covered.  Might be best for someone who already has a paper or presentation that falls into one of the categories, or for someone who is really good at writing abstracts under pressure.


College Art Association (CAA) 99th Annual Conference
February 9th-12th, 2011
New York, NY

Historical Studies, Contemporary Issues/Studio Art, Educational and Professional Practices, CAA Committees, and Affiliated Society Sessions (listed alphabetically by chairs). Proposals, sent to session chairs and not to CAA, must be received by May 3, 2010.

The 2011 Annual Conference is held in New York, NY, Wednesday-Saturday, February 9-12, 2011. Sessions are scheduled for two and a half hours. Chairs develop sessions in a manner that is appropriate to the topics and participants of their sessions. A characteristic, though certainly not standard, format includes four or five presentations of twenty minutes each, amplified by audience participation or by a discussant’s commentary. Other forms of presentation are encouraged (ie: poster sessions).

Papers must be based on conference topics.  Some topics relevant to fashion studies include:

  • Pop, Race, Class: Consumption and Contradictions
  • Imitation, Copy, Reproduction, Replication, Repetition, and Appropriation
  • Boston and New York, ca. 1911: Issues of Cultural Exchange
  • New Approaches to the Study of Fashion and Costume in Western Art, 1650–1900
  • Luxury and Consumption in Early Modern Northern European Art
  • Textiles and Social Sculpture
  • Representing Gothic
  • Conservators Collaborating with Artists and Art Historians
  • Skin: The Confluence of Art, Culture, and Fashion
  • Cultural Diversity and Human Creativity: The Continuation of Traditional Craftsmanship

For detailed information about selected topics, please refer to their brochure.

Proposals for participation in sessions should be sent directly to the appropriate session chair(s). If a session is co-chaired, a copy should be sent to each chair, unless otherwise indicated. Every proposal should include the following six items:

1.  Completed session participation proposal form, located at the end of this brochure.
2.  Preliminary abstract of one to two double-spaced, typed pages.
3.  Letter explaining speaker’s interest, expertise in the topic, and CAA membership status.
4.  CV with home and office mailing addresses, email address, and phone and fax numbers. Include summer address and telephone number, if applicable.
5.  Documentation of work when appropriate, especially for sessions in which artists might discuss their own work.
6.  If mailing internationally, it is recommended that proposals be sent via certified mail.

Proposals for papers to session chairs due: May 3, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: June 1, 2010
Final Abstract due: August 3, 2010
Full texts due: December 1, 2010

For more information, please contact Lynn Catterson, Columbia University or Anita Moskowitz, State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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