A special issue of _Eighteenth-Century Poetry_ on 'Poetry and Visual Culture' (01/15/2013)

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Prof. Sandro Jung
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A special issue of _Eighteenth-Century Poetry_ (Academia Press, Ghent) on 'Poetry and Visual Culture'.

The special issue will be co-edited by Professors Timothy Erwin (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Sandro Jung (Ghent University). Focusing on the adoption of eighteenth-century poetry into the realm of visual and material culture, the contributions to this special issue will examine the range of visual responses to, reworkings of, and paratextual-visual commentaries on the poetry of the period. The editors are particularly interested in reviewing articles (of up to 9000 words) that consider the paintings and book illustrations of entire poems, scenes, or iconographic moments from longer productions; extra-illustrated editions of poetical works and their contextualisation in terms of their complex-text image relationships and collecting practices; illustrated manuscript verse; the intersecting markets of separately issued prints and book illustration; illustrations of poetry and the exhibitions of the Royal Academy; engraved portrait illustrations of poets and the construction of reputation; illustrations of poetry and their designers/bookseller-publishers; visual culture and its intersection with the print cultures of poetry; illustrations of poetry on material culture objects such as, among others, vases, cups, fans, fabric designs, and furniture designs; the changing technologies of engraved illustration and the market for poetry; poetry anthologies and illustrative vignettes; and cheap print visual media versus high-cultural productions visually reworking eighteenth-century poetry.

All submissions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, using endnotes. Up to nine images can be included with accepted articles. High resolution TIFF or JPEG files (of a minimum of 400dpi) need to be provided at the time of acceptance. It is the responsibility of authors to secure permissions to reprint image material. The deadline for submission of articles is 15 January 2013. All submissions should be sent to both editors, as Microsoft Word email attachments, at Timothy.Erwin@unlv.edu and Sandro.Jung@UGent.be