Sunday, May 01, 2011

CBAA 2012 Conference: Call for Paper Proposals

Deadline: June 1, 2011 (ONLINE)

Call for Paper Proposals
CBAA 2012 Conference
Time, Sequence & Technology: Book Art in the 21st Century

Hosted by Mills College and
a Consortium of Bay Area Educators
San Francisco Bay Area
January 5-7, 2012

We invite and encourage papers on topics that touch on the use of time and sequence in the form and content of both contemporary and historical books, including the exploration of the boundaries of the definition of what a book can be, or may become, in today's digital landscape. Issues of materiality, concept, theory and criticism in studio practice, curatorial practice, book history and pedagogy are all welcome. We also invite papers that focus on various technologies used in the studio practices of printing and assembling of books, from traditional tried and true methods and up through current cutting edge digital design and production. Papers that address the dovetailing and/or combining of technologies are also welcome. We are accepting both abstracts for individual papers as well as detailed proposals for pre-formed panel presentations made by groups who wish to explore a specific topic in a more organized fashion.

The College Book Art Association is a non-profit organization committed to the teaching of book art at the college and university level. The Association strives to support education about book art, and is also concerned with both the practice and analysis of the medium. It welcomes as members everyone involved in such teaching and all others who have similar goals and interests. The association aims to engage in a continuing reappraisal of the nature and meaning of the teaching of book art.

Proposal submissions must be submitted via the online submission manager. Your proposal may come in the form of either a pdf, or a word document. Please do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself as all submissions will be subject to blind review. Detailed submission instructions can be downloaded from the website.

Individual proposals: Please include a proposal title at the top of the page. Do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself. Proposal should take the form of a 200-250 word abstract for a 20-minute talk or artist presentation. Accepted proposals will be grouped into panels of talks with compatible themes or approaches.

Pre-formed Panel proposals: Please include a panel title at the top of the page. Do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself. Pre-formed panels should have a designated moderator and may use one of the following formats: 3 presenters each giving 20 minute talks; 3-4 presenters for a roundtable discussion. The proposal should take the form of a 200-250 word overview from the moderator plus individual 200-250 word abstracts from each of the participants. All abstracts must be submitted in one PDF or Word document.

Student Proposals: Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to make proposals for individual presentations or pre-formed panels by following the guidelines for individual or pre-formed panels above. In addition, student members have the option of submitting a proposal for the student panel of Lightning Talks (see below). While students are welcome to submit proposals for both an individual presentation and a lightning talk, only one proposal will be accepted for inclusion in the conference. Student members will need to submit a copy of their current student I.D. or a letter from their institution stating that they are currently enrolled in order to be eligible to be on the student panel.

NOTE: Only individual members and student members are eligible to present papers. Institutional members are welcomed to attend the conference, but are not eligible to present papers.

In an effort to promote original scholarship in the field of academic book art, abstracts submitted to CBAA should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference.

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Julie Chen, CBAA 2012 Conference Programs Chair