CFP: Visual Culture Studies, American Studies Association

Call for Participation: Visual Culture Studies, American Studies Association

Deadline: January 10, 2012

The Visual Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA) invites
individuals and groups to participate in the 2012 ASA meeting on November
15-18, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For paper abstracts and session proposals sent by January 10, the
Programming Committee of the Visual Culture Caucus can offer critical
feedback and facilitate networking among scholars who are looking for
session participants, chairs, or commentators. The committee will
subsequently select complete session(s) from those accepted by ASA for
official caucus sponsorship.

Session proposals should explore historical, theoretical, and/or
methodological issues in American visual culture, which includes (but is
not limited to) prints, photography, painting, sculpture, comics/graphic
novels, illustrated books, film, television, digital media, and a wide
range of practices of looking.  They must address the 2012 meeting theme,
"Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future (see <>).

We encourage scholars to submit their proposals for meeting participation
to our new Works in Progress webpage, accessible through our caucus blog ( Any ASA member may join the caucus
by clicking on the registration column on the blog homepage (requires ASA
username and password).

Individuals wishing feedback or networking assistance for their abstracts
and session proposals  may also contact Robin Veder, Vice-Chair of the
Visual Culture Caucus, and co-chair of the Visual Culture Caucus
Programming Committee, at


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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