CFP: Word and Image (grad) (UK) (11/13/05; 2/17/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Emma Tinker

The Mind's Eye: Perspectives on Word and Image
University College London English Postgraduate Conference
17 February 2006

The fourth annual postgraduate conference at University College London
seeks papers that address the relationship between the verbal and
visual in literary texts.

- In what ways have texts and images responded to one another?
- What happens when texts meet with illustrations, diagrams,
photographs and maps, or when words themselves are subjected to
experimental forms of design and layout?
- How do words and pictures collaborate or compete for dominance?
- What happens at points of slippage between word and image?
- How do artists and illustrators interact with the written word?
- How can critics negotiate the different critical approaches taken in
talking about words and images?
- How have new technologies for the transmission of the written word
affected these relationships?

We are keen to include papers covering literature and images from a
wide range of historical periods, from illuminated manuscripts and
early modern typographies to concrete poetry, graphic novels and
e-text. Although the emphasis will be on literary texts, papers from
all disciplines are welcome.

Papers will be expected to be 15 minutes in length. Please submit
abstracts of 250-300 words to by 13
November 2005.

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