Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image: University of Dundee, Scotland, 11 - 15 August

full name / name of organization: 
International Association of Word and Image Studies
contact email: 
k.j.y.elder@dundee.ac.uk

The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.

The conference will specifically invoke Dundee's scientific and cultural history through the foundational work of D'Arcy Thompson and Patrick Geddes, both polymathic visual thinkers of international reputation. It will also showcase the city's history of polar exploration and technological innovation. However, the conference's approach to 'science' is in no sense limited to the Anglophone tradition defining it in the narrower sense of the natural sciences, but will restore and celebrate the full range of its original humanistic associations. Hence the theme will appeal to panels and papers on all kinds of human knowledge, enquiry and analysis, and how they are conceptualised, conducted or communicated through forms of verbal and visual media.

SWIG will be collaborating with various organisations within the city to host accompanying exhibitions, events and films. The 2014 Triennial will be a high-profile event, with four packed days of panels and keynote talks, plus a day of optional trips. Speakers will also have the option of presenting either in English or French.
**CFP deadline reached - contact organiser with enquiries at swig2014@gmail.com**

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american
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film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
graduate_conferences
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modernist studies
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twentieth_century_and_beyond
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