[KS] CFP: Memory and Visual Culture in 20th and 21st c. East Asia

Eunyoung Park eypark03 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 10:52:43 EDT 2021

*Transposed Memory:*

*Visual Sites of National Recollection in Twentieth and Twenty-first
Century East Asia*

Edited by Alison J. Miller and Eunyoung Park

We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited volume titled *Transposed

*Visual Sites of National Recollection in Twentieth and Twenty-first
Century East Asia,* originating from a 2021 College Art Association annual
conference session of the same name.

In twentieth and twenty-first century East Asia the establishment of modern
nations and the shared experiences of wars, political conflicts, the
colonial period, and Cold War tensions, among other historical events,
contributed to sites and images of memory as widely produced, reproduced,
and circulated. These sites and images, commissioned and produced by
diverse agents, played a central role in constructing national narratives
and collective identities, controlling or mediating domestic and
international politics, crystallizing and visualizing forgetting and loss
into material forms, and sustaining, intervening in, and resisting
collective memories.

In* Transposed Memory* we seek to foster cross-cultural dialogues on memory
and to illuminate geographical and cultural dynamics in East Asia by
inviting chapter contributions on the range of site markers and visual
signs of memory produced in modern and contemporary East Asia, from the
traditional forms of monument, memorial, and museum to more recent forms
such as participatory memorials, counter-monuments, and contemporary
artists’ critical responses to collective memories. We welcome work from a
variety of approaches, looking at a wide geographic and temporal spread,
and considering diverse mediums, visual forms, and topics of memory

Potential chapter topics may include, but are not limited to, the following
examples: How do monuments and memorials shape, institutionalize, and
reconstruct collective memories and national identities? How do sites and
images of memory undergo transformation and gain new social contexts with
periodical and political changes? How do visual forms and materiality shape
collective remembering and forgetting? What is the viewer’s engagement with
and lived experiences of sites and images of memory? What role does memory
have in visual culture and politics in East Asia? How does collective
memory forge East Asian relations, represented by the recent “memory war”?

Proposals should be 250-300 words, accompanied by a CV. Chapters will be in
the 6,000-8,000 word range. Please email proposals to ajmiller at sewanee.edu
 and eunyoung.park2 at case.edu. *The deadline for proposal submissions is
June 1, 2021.*

Alison J. Miller is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of
the South (Sewanee). She specializes in modern and contemporary Japanese
art, images of the Japanese empress, and gender in visual culture.

Eunyoung Park is Assistant Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve
University. She specializes in contemporary Korean art, with a research
focus on issues of identity, globalization, and contemporaneity.

Eunyoung Park, PhD
Assistant Professor
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Art History and Art
Case Western Reserve University
11201 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7110
Email: eunyoung.park2 at case.edu
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