[spectre] CFP: Cultural Interactions Between Latin America and Eastern Europe
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From: Dr. Laura Petrauskaitė
Date: Jan 12, 2020
Subject: CFP: Cultural Interactions Between Latin America and Eastern Europe
Deadline: Feb 19, 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS: CULTURAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN LATIN AMERICA AND EASTERN
Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis is now accepting proposals for volume
101, to be issued in the fall 2021. The volume aims at encouraging a
transdisciplinary discussion on cultural interactions between Latin
America and Eastern Europe. Therefore we welcome contributions from
scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art
history, music, literature and film, religious studies, philosophy,
gender and cultural studies, history, anthropology, and sociology.
Presentations of artistic research on the topic of the volume are also
In the last decade transcultural research has been prevailing in
humanities, but the historical, political, and cultural connections
between Latin America and Eastern Europe are still not well known and
underresearched. For the time being both regions remain mentally distant
both for their societies and many researchers. A critical look at this
gap encourages the actualization of its opposite – contact zones,
interrelations, encounters and cultural transfers. The purpose of this
volume is to reflect on the migration of images, ideas, art objects,
materials, technologies and artists between Latin America and Eastern
"Latin America" and "Eastern Europe" are problematic terms righteously
criticized by many (W. Mignolo 2005, L. Wolff 1994, etc.). But while the
scholars are in search for more neutral concepts, both terms are used
here as provisional categories. Both geographic regions consist of
diverse states, nations and ethnic groups, therefore we invite to
examine not only transcontinental links, but also cultural transfers
between particular states or individual artists. This volume is
conceived as a broad cultural study that exploits a variety of
perspectives, approaches and time frames.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Cultural and artistic interactions between Latin America and Eastern
Europe, their contact zones, communication ruptures, borders: material,
epistemic, experiential factors.
- The image of Latin America in Eastern European art, architecture,
films, theater, literature and music, and vice versa, the representation
of Eastern Europe in artistic culture of Latin America.
- The migration of artists, writers, musicians and other creative
professionals; its political, economic, social and cultural significance.
- Establishing, popularizing, deconstructing and rewriting art
historical canons: the role of museums, international biennials,
collectors, art academies, and art practices.
- Circulation, appropriation and reception of objects and images. The
topic covers a wide variety of objects (maps, diplomatic gifts,
devotional pictures, illustrated children’s books, showpieces, art
collections etc.) and encourages to analyze how the migration of objects
changes their meaning, function and consumption across time and space.
Papers are published in English or Lithuanian. For further information
on publication guidelines see:
All papers are peer-reviewed and subject to SCOPUS and EBSCO Publishing
Please send your proposal (max. 300 words + 100 words bio) to Dr. Laura
Petrauskaitė: laura.petrauskaite at vda.lt by 19 February 2020.
Selected authors will be notified by 29 February 2020.
The deadline for the submission of papers is 1 September 2020.
Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Cultural Interactions Between Latin America and Eastern Europe. In:
ArtHist.net, Jan 12, 2020. <https://arthist.net/archive/22388>.
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