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    Whitening the African body in early modern Spain

    Fracchia, Carmen (2013) Whitening the African body in early modern Spain. In: Art in Translation: Translating Cultures in the Hispanic World, 2013, University of Edinburgh, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Event synopsis: The dual mission of the radically novel journal Art in Translation consists in challenging the boundaries of conventional art history as practised in Europe and North America, and stimulating thinking about the problems and paradoxes of translation within the art historical discourse. Translating Cultures in the Hispanic World, is the fourth conference hosted by AIT, exploring the interface between the visual arts and theories of cultural translation. The Hispanic world represents an exceptionally rich and fertile context in which to reflect on the role of translation not only as a vehicle for cultural exchange, the transmission of bodies of knowledge and memory, but also as a means of either asserting or resisting power in order to create something new. Drawing on translation theory, the conference seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about influence, reception, and mis-appropriation. Issues to be addressed include: domestication versus foreignization; transgressive modes of translation; translation between different media and contexts; translation-knowledge-power; translation as colonization. The conference is transhistorical, shifting focus from medieval Spain to the wider Hispanic world in the early modern and modern period. Topics to be covered include: - objects of cross-cultural communication in medieval Spain - shifts and adaptations in Iberian iconographies - transfer and transformations of Iberian models of art in Latin America - cultural representations of social ‘others’ - 19th-century photography, the image as transmitter of another presence - historiography; the reception of Hispanic art


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 15:04
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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