UPDATE: Word and Image (grad) (UK) (11/13/05; 2/17/06)

full name / name of organization: 
UCL Conference
contact email: 
themindseyeconference@gmail.com

The Mind's Eye: Perspectives on Word and Image
University College London English Postgraduate Conference
17 February 2006

UPDATE: The conference organizers are pleased to announce Dr Peter de
Bolla of King's College, Cambridge, as a confirmed keynote speaker.

The fourth annual postgraduate conference at University College London
seeks papers that address the relationship between the verbal and
visual in literary texts.

- In what ways have texts and images responded to one another?
- What happens when texts meet with illustrations, diagrams,
photographs and maps, or when words themselves are subjected to
experimental forms of design and layout?
- How do words and pictures collaborate or compete for dominance?
- What happens at points of slippage between word and image?
- How do artists and illustrators interact with the written word?
- How can critics negotiate the different critical approaches taken in
talking about words and images?
- How have new technologies for the transmission of the written word
affected these relationships?

We are keen to include papers covering literature and images from a
wide range of historical periods, from illuminated manuscripts and
early modern typographies to concrete poetry, graphic novels and
e-text. Although the emphasis will be on literary texts, papers from
all disciplines are welcome.

Papers will be expected to be 15 minutes in length. Please submit
abstracts of 250-300 words to themindseyeconference_at_gmail.com by 13
November 2005.

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