04/05/2021 – CFP: Physical and Social Movement(s) in the American South

You might consider applying for our panel “Physical and Social Movement(s) in the American South” as part of SECAC 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky at the Hilton Lexington Downtown, November 10-13, 2021.

This panel is interested in how women’s movements – physical and social – implicate their relationship to a geographic space, especially in the American South. How does travel in a place, however long or short, arduous or easy, implicate the body of the mover? How are movements – physical, imagined, or forced – related to duration? This can constitute responses to travel, socio-politically restricted movement or myths of movement. We are interested in scholarship and artworks that trace how and why women move the way they do in places of significance. We hope to interrogate the relationship between physical movements and social movements and the idea of momentum and stasis within imagery of such movements.

Artistic and research projects centered around movement through travel, performance, immigration, protest, and the land are encouraged. We are particularly interested in women’s movements as they have creatively navigated spaces in the American South through photography and film. However, other regions and media will be considered as well for comparative purposes. Art historical and artist talks are welcome.

Please submit your proposal through the SECAC portal (https://secac.secure- platform.com/a ) by May 4, 2021. Notifications will be made in late June. SECAC membership and conference registration is required of selected participants.

Please email us with any questions!

Laura Shea: LShea@anselm.edu
Sarah Richter: srichter@georgiasouthern.edu