Word & Image: Theory in the 21st Century. June 24-26.

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Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
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word-image@u-bourgogne.fr

International Conference 24-26 June 2010
Word & Image: Theory in the 21st Century
Last Call for papers

An international Word & Image conference will be held at the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France) on 24-26 June 2010 in association with the College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts), the Université Paris-Diderot, the bilingual journal Interfaces, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée Magnin in Dijon. We are delighted to announce that John Dixon Hunt, Liliane Louvel and Peter Wagner will give plenary conference addresses.
The conference will focus on the current state of the art in Word & Image theory, and it will also be an opportunity to commemorate the recent passing of Michel Baridon – one of the founding members of the journal in 1991.
The papers selected by the scientific committee will be published in Interfaces, as a sequel to the 1994 issue of the review (Interfaces 5, “La théorisation de la relation image/texte/langage”).
This interdisciplinary event welcomes contributions from any relevant field of research across the humanities and sciences. Papers are invited to focus on any aspect of the relationship between word and image during any period, but should in each case provide a clear theoretical perspective reflecting recent research and publications in their field.
PhD students are also invited to submit abstracts for a special doctoriale session. It will be the opportunity for them to make a brief presentation of their current research (10 to 15 minutes).
The abstracts and the papers can be submitted either in French or in English. The presentations should not be longer than 30 minutes.

Deadline: please send abstracts of about 300 words (along with a short bibliography and a short biography) to the organizing committee before 10th February 2010.
Confirmation: early March 2010

Université de Bourgogne Research Centre: Texte, Image, Langage - Équipe d’accueil EA 4182
UFR Langues et Communication
Department of English
2, boulevard Gabriel
21000 Dijon
Organizing committee: word-image@u-bourgogne.fr
Sophie Aymes, Marie-Odile Bernez, Christelle Serée-Chaussinand

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