Revisiting the Early Modern Green Spaces (2023 UAAC-AAUC Conference)
BANFF CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CREATIVITY, Banff, AB, Canada
Organization: Universities Art Association of Canada
Event: 2023 UAAC-AAUC Conference
Early modern (1400–1700) interest in nature is made evident by the revival of villa gardens, the popularity of the pastoral in painting, theatre, music, and music, the fascination with the scientific properties and aesthetic qualities of plants, and creation of botanical gardens. While the complexities of early modern green spaces have been well-documented by scholars (such as Jodi Cranston, Karen Hope Goodchild, Natsumi Nonaka, and Paul Barolsky), their connections to the twentieth- and twenty-first century works deserve more attention. This panel will centre around art, film, music, advertisement, and literature that perpetuate, remediate, and/or challenge ideas and practices surrounding early modern representations of nature. Contributions to this panel may address (but are by no means limited to) the following topics and themes: colonization or decolonization, LGBTQIA+ perspectives, ecofeminism, sustainability, transnationalism, migration, heterotopias and other theories of space, and posthumanism.
Panel moderator: Iraboty Kazi, Western University, email@example.com
To learn more: https://tinyurl.com/UAAC23CFP