Paris, April 16 – 17, 2019
Deadline: Feb 17, 2019
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American Art in the 1940s: Global Currents, Local Tides. A Study Day in Memory of Professor François Brunet (L’Université Paris Diderot)
Professor of Art and Literature of the United States at the Université Paris Diderot and member of the Institut Universitaire de France, François Brunet (1960-2018) was a historian of art and visual culture of the United States, who specialized in the history of photography. Among his numerous publications are La Naissance de l’idée de photographie (P.U.F., 2000), Photography and Literature (Reaktion Books, 2009), the anthology Agissements du rayon solaire (Presses de l’U de Pau, 2009), and the edited volume L’Amérique des images, Histoire et culture visuelles des Etats-Unis (Hazan/Paris Diderot, 2013).
In 1949, American philosophers John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley published Knowing and the Known, which laid out the fundamentals of transactionalism—a method of inquiry that emphasizes the collective and transactional nature of knowledge. In this view, the “transactional” is understood as an epistemological shift from the “interactional,” in which persons, objects, or ideas are organized as operating one upon another. Transactionalism challenges the notion of fixed causality, instead emphasizing a systematic approach to inquiry that locates its subject on the ever-dynamic nexus of space and time.Continue reading “CFP: American Art in the 1940s (Paris, 16-17 Apr 19)”