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CFP: Materialising Modern Identities

British Medical Association Building, 1908 (with sculptures by Jacob Epstein)

British Medical Association Building, 1908 (with sculptures by Jacob Epstein)

Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following CFP:

Materialising Modern Identities: Architectural sculpture after 1750
AAH2015: 41st Annual Conference & Bookfair
SA, UEA, Norwich
9 – 11 April 2015
Paper proposals, to be sent to the session convenor in accordance with proposal guidelines. Paper proposal deadline: 10 November 2014

Session Convenors:

Katie Faulkner, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, katie.r.faulkner@gmail.com 
Ayla Lepine, University of Essex, katie.r.faulkner@gmail.com 

In recent years, sculpture studies within art and architectural history have grown exponentially, increasingly taking diverse themes into account including materiality, gender, postcolonialism and affect. In the rapid transformations of state power and imperial activity in the 18th century, through into the post-revolutionary political atmosphere of the 19th century, nations appeared to sponsor the celebration of the public citizen and actively projected imperial stability in the midst of change and resistance. Despite its association with permanence, sculpture was charged with representing change: materialising new identities and formulating representational traditions. Continue reading