University of California Santa Cruz Visual and Performance Studies Presents:
Unfolding the Baroque: Extensions of a Concept

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Dates: April 17-18, 2009

Location: University of California Santa Cruz, Cowell College Conference Room #132

The conference, Unfolding the Baroque: Extensions of a Concept, will deal with two aspects concerned with concepts and histories of the Baroque: 1) the cultural-historical and art-historical category of the Baroque in new cross-cultural, trans-medial, and trans-historical configurations, e.g., "baroque-ness"; and 2) the aesthetics, historiography, and general Weltanschauung of the baroque as a conceptual model for contemporary critical thinking, writing, and performance.

Visual and Performance Studies (VPS) consists of faculty and graduate students from social sciences, humanities and arts disciplines. The Unfolding the Baroque conference is made possible with the support of the following contributors:

Sponsors: UCHRI major project grant; UCSC Vice Chancellor for Research; Dean of the Arts Division; Cowell College; the History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) Department; Catherine Soussloff, UC Presidential Chair in HAVC

Special Thanks: Cowell College Provost Deanna Shemek; Arianne Archer and NewSense Productions for the conference poster design; VPS Graduate Assistant Trevor Sangrey; VPS Web Master and Assistant Lucian Gomoll; former VPS Graduate Assistant Andrew Wegley.

Please direct questions to Catherine Soussloff or Trevor Sangrey at: