Konferenz Culture and Science of Vision
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Sight Lines: An American Studies Conference on the Culture and Science of Vision New England American Studies Association, Annual Conference September 23-24, 2005
American Antiquarian Society and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts
Margaret S. Livingstone, Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School. Author of Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing (NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002).
Alan Wallach, Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and Professor of American Studies, The College of William and Mary. Author of Exhibiting Contradiction: Essays on the Art Museum in the United States (Massachusetts, 1998).
This conference brings together new work in history, cultural studies, art and film studies, literary studies, and the growing field of science studies on the pivotal issue of vision. Our goal is to gain a fuller picture of vision from start to finish*from the biology and neurobiology of how we see, to the cultural factors that frame what we see, and, finally, to the art, maps, and constructs that result from those views.
As an American Studies conference, we are also interested in views of America, and the fashioning of an American national and global view. What role does vision play in organizing American culture along lines of race and class? How does a cultural, philosophical, and technical understanding of sight help us to understand representations of the seen and unseen in American history and culture?
Proposals are welcome for both panels and individual papers. Proposals that draw upon the collections of the American Antiquarian Society will be of particular interest. The program committee also seeks proposals for one hour keyword sessions, in which 5 panelists speak for 3-5 minutes on one or a group of words pertinent to issues of vision.
Possible topics include:
the Grand Tour
Optical illusions and allusions
cameras, camera obscura
vistas and views
the collectors eye
the shoppers eye
The science of the visual field
History of the science of vision
The mechanics and theories of vision
Seeing Color; Color Blindness
Invisibility, the Missed and Unseen
Seeing Race; Race Blindness
The Queer Eye
The imperial look
The view of the other
The ethics of vision
Invisibility, the Missed, and Unseen
The cultural parameters of vision
The vision thing
Being and Seeing
Send c.v. and 1- to 2-page abstracts for all talks and presentations (plus a 1-page rationale for panels) to Sarah Luria, English Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 01610 or sluria@.... Submissions should be postmarked by March 15, 2005.
Sponsored by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute American Antiquarian Society
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