The 28th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of
Art & Architecture
Submissions Due: November 28, 2011
Symposium Dates: March 2-3, 2012
The 28th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the
History of Art & Architecture invites submissions exploring the role
of doubles, multiples, and copies in artistic production from antiquity
to the present.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: molds,
casts, and replicas; afterimages, mirror images, twinning/tripling, and
mise en abîme; serial formats and presentations; Janus or Gemini
figures, uncanny doubles, doppelgängers, and evil twins; the replication
or reappearance of architectural elements and structures; mimicry and
mimesis; issues of reproduction in photography, print culture, media,
and mass production; copying and emulation in practice and pedagogy;
work that problematizes, resists, or elides duplication or
multiplication; appropriation, plagiarism, and copyright issues; the
re-presentation of works or performances; relationships between
facsimiles and originals; and dialogues between final products and
sketches or models.
We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their
studies, working in any area or discipline.
Please email a 500-word abstract and CV as attachments to Leslie K.
Brown, Symposium Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org,
by November 28, 2011.
Papers should be 20 minutes in length and selected speakers will be
notified before January 1st. The Symposium will be held March 2-3, 2012,
with a with a keynote lecture (TBD) on Friday evening at the Boston
University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery and paper presentations on
Saturday in the Riley Seminar Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
This event is generously sponsored by The Boston University Center for
the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art &
Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Boston University
Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association; and the
Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.
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