[UPDATE] Illustrating Literary Worlds (grad) (3/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)
[UPDATE]: Illustrating Literary Worlds. New submission deadline: 3/11/2009.
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 16th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year's theme is "Brave New Worlds."
Expanding on that theme, this panel seeks papers that consider literary works and their relationship to the illustrations that represent their worlds, whether these illustrations are published with the written works, follow them, or are created for a private, limited audience (often the author him/herself, as is the case with many of Tolkien's Middle Earth drawings). Possible topics include children's literature and illustration, illumination, engraving, cover art, maps, created script, the author's own renderings of the world (perhaps in contrast to another artist's portrayal), or any other possible manifestation of this topic. Again, the emphasis sought is on the relationship between the written and the visual worlds.
Please send abstracts of 200-250 words to Susana Brower at susana.disj_at_yahoo.com by March 11, 2009. Please let me know of any potential A/V needs; every effort will be made to accommodate you.