June 28, 2021

Visual Cultures of Radical Extraction in the Long 19th century

Call for Papers: This panel will happen in person at the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association annual conference in Rochester New York in March 2022. We seek 15-20 minute papers that discuss worldwide visual culture of the long 19th century and that engage with conceptions of “nature” as extractable “resources.”

Topics might include:

– Resources aquatic, biotic, terrestrial and finite

–Mining, other energy extraction, deforestation or other radical removals

–Potential energy (waterfalls, wind)

–Extracting indigenous and local knowledges; bio-prospecting

–Animal products: guano, fur, oil, etc.

–Plant ways and uprooting

–Sourcing art materials

–Commodification of “exotics”

–Cultural ...