February 29, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CULTURAL STUDIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Wednesday, March 7 at 11:30-1:30 in Dunning 12

Publishing and Presenting Your Work: Submitting to Peer-reviewed Journals and the Genre of Curatorial Writing

This seminar will address the do’s and don’t’s of publishing across academic, artistic, and curatorial domains.

Firstly, Jan Allen will address curatorial writing (and related genres) and the practices/conventions that surround publishing in the visual art and art museum worlds, touching on the dos and don’ts of pitches, contracts and editing. In addition, she will offer a curatorial perspective on crucial steps and factors artists must consider when presenting their work for publication or exhibition.

Secondly, Dr. Blaine Allan will speak from his experience as the managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies, discussing preparation of articles for publication—what to do and what to expect.

Lastly, Jessica Jacobson-Konefall will speak to her experience submitting, revising, and publishing her own work in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Jan Allen is an award-winning curator, a writer and visual artist, and an assistant professor in the Department of Art and in the Cultural Studies Program at Queen’s University, Kingston. She is Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, where she has developed numerous exhibitions and publications since 1992. Recent projects include Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge: Working Culture (2008), Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes and Social Control (2010) and Annie Pootoogook: Kinngait Compositions (2011).

Dr. Blaine Allan is a professor in the Film and Media department at Queen’s University.  For a number of years he chaired the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies and was its managing editor.

Jessica Jacobson-Konefall is a first-year PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies here at Queen’s. She has published and forthcoming work in such journals as Extensions: The Online Journal of Embodiment and Technology, and AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples among others.

All events are open to the Queen’s and Kingston public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact:

Jessica Jacobson-Konefall

jessicajacobsonkonefall@gmail.com

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