CFP: Unorthodox Autobiographies

CFP: Unorthodox Autobiographies
Art History Supplement, November 2014

Contact: Matthew Ryan Smith, Guest Editor,

Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2014
Deadline for papers: September 1, 2014

Launched in 2011, Art Histories Society (ArtHS) is a free, independent, online non-profit, educational, open network; working towards a public understanding of arts and their histories. ArtHS promotes, through its website, social media and its e-journal, advances in the science of history of art. ArtHS also proposes a critical direction towards the study of public and oral art history; and towards a hypothesis that personal stories and interpersonal relations shaped and constructed the science of art history.

Art History Supplement (Online edition: ISSN 2046-9225) is a bimonthly scholarly e-journal, published by Art Histories Society.

Issue 4.6, “Unorthodox Autobiographies” welcomes papers that engage an interdisciplinary and unconventional approach to the study of autobiography in art history and visual culture. “Unorthodox Autobiographies” is intended to challenge conventional discourses of autobiographical studies by rupturing its definitions, and thus opening it up to new lines of flight and states of inquiry. We aim to provide a scholarly venue for papers that would not rest comfortably in other, more traditional, scholarly publications. This issue of Art History Supplement is specifically intended to contribute to the growing discipline of autobiography, a typically literary-based disciplinary field of knowledge, in the visual sphere.

For the forthcoming issue of Art History Supplement, we seek submissions from scholars, visual artists, artists, and art critics. Possible topics or areas of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, the following subjects:

– Dynamic representations of memory or affect
– Communications of historical or structural trauma
– ‘Selfies’ and self-portraiture
– Social networking and online presence
– Autobiography as Otherness
– Queering autobiography
– Politics of public / private autobiographies
– Relationships between literary autobiography and visual autobiography
– Self-representation, psychotherapy, and confession
– Image archives and image banks
– Narcissism and overrepresentation
– Truths and falsehoods
– Technological mediations of identity

Submissions should consist a minimum of 3000 words, a 100-150 word abstract, and a list of illustrations. Files should be submitted in English and in Microsoft WORD format. Each image should be sent as a separate file; jpeg or .tiff (min. 300 dpi). Please note that all necessary copyright documentation for all quoted material and / or all illustrations must be included in the submission package. For more information, visit:



CFP : Paragone Studies (Quebec, 18-20 Sep 14)

Quebec City, Canada, September 18 – 20, 2014

Deadline: Apr 1, 2014
Paragone Studies Conference

Papers are invited for The 3rd Annual International Conference in Paragone Studies, to be held at the Musée des beaux-arts du Québec (Museum of fine arts of Québec:, just outside of the old quarter of the City of Québec in Canada.

The conference’s purpose is to support the scholarly investigation of the paragone, or rivalry in the arts, as it has been manifested in all media across history. The conference will also include a round-table session featuring artists who choose to discuss how competition in the arts, past or present, has impacted their work or their professional lives.

To apply: Submit a 300-word abstract using the paper or round-table presenter appropriate form on the conference website
( and send to Please include a c.v.


CFP: Paragone Studies (Quebec, 18-20 Sep 14). In: H-ArtHist, Mar 6, 2014 (accessed Mar 6, 2014), <>.