The symposium aims to attract scholars currently researching Calas’s work and related areas. The organisers also plan sessions centered on oral histories about Calas’s trajectories and collaborations. The symposium is intended to reflect upon Calas’s own interdisciplinary output, and become a platform of dialogue between critics, poets, practicing artists, as well as interdisciplinary scholars from diverse fields spanning art history and theory, politics and history, and literary studies.
The conference will take place at the Athens School of Fine Arts in 21-22 October 2016
Mary Ann Caws
Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
Her many areas of interest in twentieth-century avant-garde literature and art include Surrealism, poets René Char and André Breton, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group, and artists Robert Motherwell, Joseph Cornell, and Pablo Picasso. Conceptually, one of her primary themes has been the relationship between image and text.