Saturday, April 16, 2011

CFP: Time, Sequence & Technology: Book Art in the 21st Century (CBAA; June 1)

Time, Sequence & Technology:
Book Art in the 21st Century

We invite papers on on the use of time and sequence in the form and content of both contemporary and historical books, including explorations of the boundaries of what a book can be, or may become, in today's digital landscape. Issues of materiality, concept, theory and criticism in studio practice, curatorial practice, book history and pedagogy are all welcome. We also invite papers that focus on various technologies used in the studio practices of printing and assembling of books, from traditional methods through cutting edge digital design and production.

Proposals for panel presentations by groups who wish to explore a specific topic in a more organized fashion are also welcome. All presenters need to be members of CBAA by the date of their conference registrations.

College Book Art Association is a non-profit organization committed to the teaching of book art at the college and university level. The Association strives to support education about book art, and is also concerned with both the practice and analysis of the medium. It welcomes as members everyone involved in such teaching and all others who have similar goals and interests. The association aims to engage in a continuing reappraisal of the nature and meaning of the teaching of book art.

Proposal submissions must be submitted via the online submission manager <
Your proposal may come in the form of either a pdf, or a word document. Please do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself as all submissions will be subject to blind review. Detailed submission instructions can be downloaded here <

Individual proposals: Proposal should take the form of a 200-250 word abstract for a 20-minute talk or artist presentation. Accepted proposals will be grouped into panels of talks with compatible themes or approaches.

Pre-formed Panel proposals: Pre-formed panels should have a designated moderator and 3 presenters giving 20 minute talks or 3-4 presenters for a roundtable discussion. The proposal should take the form of a 200-250 word overview from the moderator plus individual
200-250 word abstracts from each of the participants. All abstracts must be submitted in one PDF or Word document.

Student Proposals: < Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to submit proposals for individual presentations or pre-formed panels by following the guidelines for individual or pre-formed panels above. In addition, student members have the option of submitting a proposal for the student panel of Lightning Talks (see below). While students are welcome to submit proposals for both an individual presentation and a lightning talk, only one proposal will be accepted for inclusion in the conference. Student members will need to submit a copy of their current student dated I.D. or a letter from their institution stating that they are currently enrolled in order to be eligible to be on the student panel.

In an effort to promote original scholarship in the field of academic book art, abstracts submitted to CBAA should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference.


Abstracts must be received no later than June 1st, 2011. Submissions received after this date
will not be considered for acceptance.

June 1, 2011: Deadline for submission of proposals

August 1, 2011: Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals

September 1, 2011: Deadline for confirmation of acceptance by presenters.


Julie Chen, CBAA 2012 Conference Programs Chair

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