CFP: [Bibliography] RSA 2009: 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 Renaissance Society of America
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 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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