NOW IN THE ARCHIVE ACTING OUT 3/3 // THIS COULD BE THE PLACE, part 1
SELECTIONS FROM THE 14TH ANNUAL YORK UNIVERSITY
ART HISTORY GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
ALL THE TREATS IN ALL THE TWEETS
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Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!
– Dr. Seuss
Once school is out, the classroom becomes a cliché. It’s time to file away lessons learned and open the valve, letting the curriculum spill out.
Welcome to SUMMER SCHOOL, where the reading list gets shorter, the deadlines are flexible, and the professor is a bit of a joke. Though we usually shy away from stereotypes, the trope of summer school offers too good an opportunity: if no one is going to follow the rules, then why should we make any?
To begin our third volume, KAPSULA wipes the chalkboard clean. We don’t have a lesson plan for you, so think of this call as “self-directed learning.” There are no suggested subject matters or formats. We're handing over carte blanche, though we’re not retiring our red pen completely. The only stipulation is that we ask all submissions to somehow reflect on our publishing history and call upon themes explored in the early days of the magazine. Any theme addressed in our first volume is eligible. Please take some time to peruse our archive, if you’re not already familiar with our past issues.
Let’s make SUMMER SCHOOL about more than an easy A. Look to our mandate as a kind of rubric, and notice we’re prone to favouring evaluative, accessible writing. Everyone knows the teacher’s pet gets the gold star—we’re not above favouritism. As always, we’re open to a range of formats, particularly encouraging experimentation and hybrid forms of criticism. Feel free to keep it formally relaxed. Before we send you off to your studies, a reminder that bonus points are awarded to texts that address contemporary art while speaking in active, critical voice.
Here’s where we would normally offer suggestions, examples, and possible topics. But instead it seems fitting to end a little early. Proposals, papers, and projects can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2015.
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