I came across this Call for Papers and thought you or someone you know might
be interested in submitting something from an Anglo-Indian perspective.
Please forward this message as you see fit.
The timeline is pretty tight so I know I won't have time to wrap my head
around a thesis, do the research and write a paper before September 15. But
I'm sure someone out there has a paper already prepared, or nearing
completion, that would be appropriate for this conference. The organizers
seem to be looking for papers that deal with the colonial period in a
complex, multi-dimensional way, and you can't get more complex and
multi-dimensional than the Anglo-Indian experience.
If someone does submit a paper please copy me, and let me know if it was
accepted. I'd try to get to Montreal for the presentation.
Call for Papers
ASECS Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, March 30-April 2, 2006.
"India and Britain, 1770-1820: Words and Things"
Co-chairs: Ajay Sinha, Dept. of Art and Art History, Mount Holyoke College,
50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075; asinha(a)mtholyoke.edu,
and Mimi Hellman, Dept. of Art and Art History, Skidmore College, 815 N.
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; mhellman(a)skidmore.edu
Description: An exploration of the cultural agency of visual and material
artifacts, and verbal accounts of artifacts, in India and Britain at the end
of the long eighteenth century. How did things, and words about things,
engage and shape the representational space of Empire? How did the
production, circulation, and reception of images and objects participate in
the construction or complication of cultural difference? What were the roles
of visuality and materiality in the production of aesthetic, social,
political, economic, or epistemological systems? Papers are especially
encouraged that go beyond a
simple opposition of East and West to consider the complexity and
instability of meaning in contexts that resist clear national markers.
Deadline for paper proposals 15 September, 2005.