CFP: [Graduate] Voices and Visions: 7th Annual SLU Madrid Graduate Conference

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Maura Tarnoff
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Voices and Visions
Graduate Conference
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
June 5-6, 2009

Keynote Address:
“Alive and Kicking: Shakespeare, Science, Technology, and the
Modern Age”
Adam Cohen, Associate Professor of English at the University of
Massachusetts, Dartmouth and author of Shakespeare and Technology:
Dramatizing Early Modern Technological Revolutions (Palgrave 2006) and
Technology and the Early Modern Self (forthcoming).

*Call for Papers*
Whether turning over the pages of Shakespeare, or puzzling over the works
of Picasso, we find ourselves engaged in conversation with the creators
of art. We hear the voices and see the visions conveyed by their
creators while filtering our interpretations through our own visions and
speaking them in our own voices. At the 7th-annual Saint Louis Madrid
graduate conference, we invite our peers to bring forth their Voices and
How do different cultures and aesthetic movements theorize the
relationship between literary and visual culture? How has technology
(such as the advent of digital media) changed the way we think about the
imagination and the construction of voice? Through what mediums are
visions conveyed and what influences do they carry?
Although by no means comprehensive, consider the following list of
possible topics:
Literature and Visual Culture
Technologies of Voice and/or Vision
Mental Illness and Literary Expression
Post-colonial and Minority Voices
Medieval Dreams and Visions
Romantic and Symbolist Visionaries
Apocalyptic Visions and Prophetic Voices
Narrative Theory
Gendering of Voice
Intercultural Dialogue

Presentations will be 15 minutes in length. Submission of 300-word
proposal (abstract only; no full papers) along with short bios should be
sent to before March 30, 2009.

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