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------- 6th ANNUAL COUNTER-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE------- SUNY Binghamton graduate students invite submissions for: CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES VI A Counter-Disciplinary Graduate Student Conference March 27-28, 1998 SUNY Binghamton Binghamton, New York This year's conference will focus on: "Shifts and Transformations in Visual Culture" The collective of the 6th annual Crossing the Boundaries Conference invites members from various cultural spaces and different academic disciplines to examine the issue of resistance and metamorphosis in visual culture. We invite paper and panel proposals, as well as encourage creative, non-formal, and interactive presentations (e.g. video, performance art, installations, interactive multimedia, etc...). Some possible themes: - the medieval visual transformation - images before/after the age of reproducible print - shift from modern to postmodern visual production - images during reformative vs. counter-reformation - transformations in the representation of gender and/or sex - visual imagery of colonial, postcolonial, neo-colonial periods - methods and historiography in the study of visual culture - the local visual response to globalism - shifting representations of women - from pre-industrial to industrial images of the people - graphic design before and after the computer - paradigmatic changes in haute couture - shift from picture to photo; film to video; video to digital - use of print propaganda vs. tv propaganda - cyber-substitutions - the restoration of architectural style(s) - from renaissance perspective to photographic reality - the changing apparatus of theatre Completed panel proposals are encouraged and enthusiastically received. This conference has been established and is run by graduate students as a site of resistance. Submit one-page (250 words) abstracts or presentation proposals by January 15, 1998 to: Crossing the Boundaries VI c/o Art History Department SUNY Binghamton Box 6000, NY, 13902 Or e-mail your proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org Abstracts should be submitted, along with a separate listing of name, paper title, institutional and departmental affiliation, preferred mailing address, phone, and e-mail address. As well, include a self-addressed stamped envelope for any materials you would like returned to you (portfolios, discs, slides, video tapes, etc.). Although January 15th is the submission deadline, earlier submissions are highly encouraged! If you need more information, please feel free to contact: Jean Cucuzzella Department of Art History SUNY Binghamton Binghamton, NY, 13902 email: email@example.com phone: 607-785-8559 or Sharon Smith Department of Art History SUNY Binghamton Binghamton, NY, 13902 email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 607-723-2197