[Msa-discuss] CFP: "Surrealisms" at Bucknell University, November 1-4, 2018

Mary Ann Caws maryanncaws at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 13:23:42 EST 2018

thanks so much for the update, and of course I shall submit an idea to you

Mary Ann Caws

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 11:35 AM, Roger Rothman <rrothman at bucknell.edu>

> *Call for Papers: Surrealisms: Inaugural Conference of the ISSS*
> Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA
> November 1-4, 2018
> *Proposal Deadline: April 1, 2018*
> Surrealisms: Inaugural Conference of the ISSS
> https://buisss18.scholar.bucknell.edu
> As we near the centenary mark of André Breton’s Manifesto of Surrealism
> (1924), the movement’s influence continues to reverberate across
> contemporary poetry, art, film, philosophy, and popular culture. The
> scholarly study and teaching of surrealism extends correspondingly to arts
> and humanities fields and departments around the world. The International
> Society for the Study of Surrealism (ISSS) aims to advance surrealism’s
> widespread cultural and intellectual influence by organizing events and
> managing channels of information to facilitate cross-disciplinary and
> inter-regional exchange. The mission of the ISSS is to incorporate and
> promote new scholarship on global surrealism as well as to introduce new
> ways to approach its various literary and artistic expressions throughout
> Europe. In addition, we seek to foster exchanges between practicing artists
> and writers and the scholarly community for whom surrealism (past and
> present) is a field of ongoing inquiry.
> The Bucknell Humanities Center will host the society’s inaugural
> conference on November 1-4, 2018. The conference will include scholarly
> presentations, film screenings, poetry readings, an exhibition on
> surrealism and new media art, and a performance at the Milton Art Bank.
> Bucknell University, located in Lewisburg, PA, is a three-hour drive from
> New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. To facilitate
> travel, the conference will organize a shuttle between the campus and the
> nearest airport (Harrisburg, PA). The conference website will be online
> shortly with additional information.
> For our inaugural conference we invite proposals for individual papers,
> panels, or roundtable discussions on any topic related to surrealism in its
> various incarnations. We are interested in the full range of media across
> all geographical locations and within all relevant temporal frames. Our
> goal is to promote new directions in surrealist scholarship and research,
> bringing surrealist groups and tendencies across continents and
> archipelagos into conversation. We are especially interested in
> anti-colonial and postcolonial surrealist activities around the world,
> including, for example, surrealism in North Africa, trans-Caribbean
> surrealism, South and Latin American surrealism, Eastern European and Asian
> surrealism.
> Proposals for individual papers (20-minutes) should include a 250-word
> abstract along with title, affiliation, and contact information.
> Pre-organized panels submissions, which might include three or four papers
> per panel, should include an additional paragraph describing the rubric and
> proposed title of the panel. Roundtables, alternative format panels, and
> the like are encouraged. We welcome proposals from independent artists and
> writers interested in presenting their work in a scholarly context. We
> welcome submissions from graduate students for whom surrealism is central
> to their research. Those who wish to present in a language other than
> English may do so, but must also include a précis or translation in English.
> Send proposals to isss2018bucknell at gmail.com by April 1, 2018.
> Notification of acceptance by June 1, 2018.
> Conference Coordinators:
> Jonathan Eburne jpe11 at psu.edu
> Effie Rentzou erentzou at princeton.edu
> Roger Rothman roger.rothman at bucknell.edu
> Abigail Susik asusik at willamette.edu
> --
> Roger Rothman
> Samuel H. Kress Professor of Art History
> Humanities Programming Fellow 2017-2019
> Bucknell University
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> Lewisburg, PA 17837
> roger.rothman at bucknell.edu
> 570.577.1611 <(570)%20577-1611>
> *Beyond Critique: Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction*
> (with Pamela Fraser)
> <http://bloomsbury.com/us/beyond-critique-9781501323461/>
> *Tiny Surrealism: Salvador Dali and the Aesthetics of the Small
> <http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9780803280885/>*
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