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HNA Issues Call for Papers for Session on Gender and the Market at Caa 2008

Gender and the Market in Netherlandish Art

This panel seeks papers that explore intersections between two vital areas of research on early modern Dutch and Flemish art. Gender studies and economic studies both view works of art within cultural frameworks that were undergoing important transformations throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

How does the study of gender and its representation converge with the analysis of the ways pictures register economic values?

Conversely, how does attention to economic discourses enrich our understanding of the ways visual culture conveys and interrogates the social meanings of gender?

How do images show the cultural politics of gender and the marketplace as either mutually supporting, or in conflict or competition?

We welcome papers on a variety of media that join gender and economic analyses.

Please send abstracts to both co-chairs: Alison Kettering, Carleton College ( and Lisa Rosenthal, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (

Deadline: 11 May 2007