Works-In-Progress Colloquia

Spring 2021 – Call for Proposals

In spring semester, The Mind’s Eye will host a Faculty Works-In-Progress Colloquium in conjunction with its current project, CARE SYLLABUS—a justice-oriented, multimodal public education resource of MCLA and MASS MoCA. Two awarded MCLA faculty members will have the opportunity to share their current research or creative projects and benefit from questions and discussion. Each faculty speaker will give a 30-40 minute virtual lecture followed by Q&A. Lectures will be publicized as CARE SYLLABUS programming, open to the public, and scheduled in either March or April. Each awarded faculty speaker will receive a $250 honorarium.

Lectures should align with CARE SYLLABUS’s aim to generate equity-centered discourse in a time of unrest and uncertainty. Proposals that broadly engage with one or more of the following topics are especially welcomed:

  • Politics and ethics of care
  • Embodied forms of care Public health  
  • Acts of curation
  • Matters of access
  • Geographies and temporalities of care
  • Aesthetics of care
  • Care as worldmaking
  • Recuperation and recovery  
  • Economies of care
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Autotheory and self-care
  • Examinations of empathy
  • Philosophical traditions of care
  • Boundaries and practices of refusal 
  • Pedagogy as care
  • Caregiving and medicine  
  • Burnout and the limits of care

To apply: 

In a 500-word abstract, describe the subject matter of your proposed lecture and place it within the broader context of your research or creative work. Proposals should explain how giving a public lecture will allow you to further develop your work and to what end (i.e. publication, exhibition, performance). Proposals will be reviewed by Victoria Papa, Director of The Mind’s Eye, and members of the CARE SYLLABUS advisory collective. Awardees will be announced in mid-February. 

Please send abstracts as PDFs to mindseye@mcla.edu by February 1st.