CFP: [Renaissance] RSA2009: Visual and Verbal in 16th C Printed Literature

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Anne E. B. Coldiron
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This interdisciplinary session planned for RSA 2009 invites papers that
link visual and verbal elements in specific texts to broader concerns in
16th-century print culture. In 16th-century literary texts in England
and on the continent, how do visual and verbal elements work together in
the new medium to create new aesthetics and modes of meaning? How do
printers, artists, authors, and translators collaborate to deploy the new
technology in visual and verbal forms? How does a new means of production
reshape the interaction of the visual and verbal? We welcome other such
questions and the treatment of specific subjects (e.g. the use of
woodcuts, engravings, printers’ devices, typography, mise-en-page,
paratexts, contexts, visual cues and allusions, “intervisuality,” and
more). We encourage theoretical/methodological approaches from
literature, cultural studies, art history, etc., and syncretic methods
drawing on more than one approach. Please send 300-500 word abstracts in
English and a brief CV by April 15, 2008 both to Anne Coldiron
( and to Ilaria Andreoli ( For
questions or more information, contact us via the History of Text
Technologies program (

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