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Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference at Rice University, Apply by 12/16

Published October 21, 2022

Rice University
History of Art Department & Center for the Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality
Graduate Student Conference
2023 Call for Papers
“Where are our women artists?: Linda Nochlin’s Question in the Age of Feminist Visual Culture”
Keynote: Julia Bryan-Wilson
Symposium Date: April 14-15, 2023
Location: Rice University
CFP Deadline: December 16, 2022
Published in the January 1971 special issue of ARTnews, Linda Nochlin’s essay “Why Have There Been No
Great Women Artists?” opened the way for a feminist methodology into the discipline of art history.
Following up on Nochlin’s question 51 years later, this conference seeks to generate conversations on
feminist methodologies and interrogate feminist art history anew to consider the resonance of Nochlin’s
question and career today. We encourage submissions which expand upon and revisit Linda Nochlin’s
essay now in relation to queer and BIPOC artists, across feminist and art historical methodologies,
embracing both historical and contemporary practices. As such, we welcome submissions working with
visual and material culture across all time periods, regions, cultures, and mediums, as well as those
approaching from a women, gender, and sexuality theory, method, and/or praxis.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
❖ Women/Queer/BIPOC
❖ Material feminisms & art
❖ Transnational feminism & art
❖ Intersectional feminism
❖ LGBTQIA+ art
❖ Visual & material culture studies
❖ Feminist/Queer film theory
❖ Feminist/Queer/Trans activist art (i.e.
posters, prints, magazines, periodicals)
❖ Intimacy & space (i.e. maps as visual
and material objects)
❖ Spaces & gender
❖ Queer spaces
❖ Performance studies
❖ Trans-generational memory
❖ Maternal studies/reproduction (rights)

Interested candidates are invited to submit an abstract of approximately 300 words along with a 2-page
maximum CV or resume in a single PDF document to by
December 16, 2022. Scholars at all stages in their graduate career are welcome to apply. Accepted
participants will be notified by late January.