THE EVERYDAY: LIVED REALITIES AND OTHER FICTIONS
A One-Day Graduate Symposium at the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University - April 23rd, 2010 - Montreal, QC.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University is pleased to announce this year’s graduate symposium, “The Everyday: Lived Realities and Other Fictions”. The symposium will be held at the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University on Friday, April 23rd, 2010. Graduate students at the M.A. or Ph.D. level from all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for presentations of twenty minutes. Participation in the symposium provides a great opportunity to present scholarly research, meet graduate students from a variety of different fields, and benefit from engaged discussions as well as valuable responses to papers. Exceptional papers may also be selected for publication.
This year’s symposium will explore the various moments that make up our everyday. We wish to engage with the tensions that emerge between the real (concrete) and the perceived (represented) that manifest themselves within everyday practices that occur in specific moments in time within particular places - whether lived or imagined. The everyday, through its lived realities and other fictions, can become more than just our requisite critical ‘context’, it has the potential to become a, or perhaps the, common site of collective mediation.
As an interdisciplinary symposium we invite papers from various fields, possible presentations could pertain to: film, music, art, literature, architecture, communication, media, archives, gender and corporality, and the city, amongst others.
Papers in both English and French are welcome.
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Successful participants will be notified by February 15th, 2010. Please send any other inquiries to: ahcsconference [at] gmail.com (see Contact "Information" link on the right side menu).
AHCS Conference Organizing Committee:
Samantha Burton (Art History)
Nadia Kurd (Art History)
Paulina Mickiewicz (Communication)
Cheryl Thompson (Communication)