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Countervisuality (UAAC-AAUC Conference 2024 Congre?s)

London ON Canada
Organization: UAAC-AAUC
Event: UAAC-AAUC Conference 2024 Congre?s
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, British, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2024-10-24 to 2024-10-26 Abstract Due: 2024-05-31


Session co-chairs: Stefan Jovanovic (Concordia University) and Tyisha Murphy (Concordia University)

Session type: Paper session

This session seeks to explore the diverse ways in which visual cultures challenge, undermine, and provide alternatives to dominant narratives of power and authority. In The Right to Look (2011), Nicholas Mirzoeff has investigated how ‘countervisualities’ emerge in response to the regimes of visuality that support these structures of power (the plantation, imperial, and military-industrial complexes). We invite submissions that explore countervisuality within and beyond these frameworks, addressing the intersections of art, politics, and social justice. Proposals may consider (but are not limited to): visual strategies of resistance in anti-imperial movements; countervisual representations of colonial violence and its legacies, Indigenous countervisual practices and their impacts on colonial narratives; the role of art and visual culture in labour movements and anti-fascist resistance; contemporary countervisualities challenging the military- industrial complex; countervisualities in digital and social media; intersections of race, gender, and countervisuality in challenging spatial segregation and social order.

Keywords: visual culture; countervisuality; anti-imperialism; archives; film and media

Proposals must be submitted using the “Proposals” form and sent directly to the chairs of the session (stefan.jovanovic@concordia.ca and tyishamurphy@gmail.com):


Submissions must include:

  • the applicant’s email address
  • the name of the applicant
  • the applicant’s institutional affiliation
  • a brief biography (150 words maximum)
  • title of proposal
  • a proposal (250 words maximum)

Proposals are invited from permanent and contractual faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate students in terminal degree programs (examples: PhD, MFA, MDes, etc.) who are engaged in the visual arts (studio practice, art history, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.). MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference.



Stefan Jovanovic