CFP: Word, Image, and Ideology in Habsburg Europe (5/15/06; EMIT, 10/19/06-10/21/06)

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Word, Image, and Ideology in Habsburg Europe
October 19-21, 2006 in Denver, Colorado

Early Modern Image and Text Society (EMIT)

Keynote speakers: Emilie Bergmann, University of California at
Berkeley, and Frederick de Armas, University of Chicago

As Peter Burke has claimed, images should not be studied as simplistic
reflections of the reality of the time. More often, these images
represent viewpoints and are a product of conscious manipulation. The
main reason for devoting so much attention to images is not that they
are reflective of something else but they constitute events by
themselves. In Burke's words, it is not only that all history involves
representation, but that all representations are part of history.

The house of Habsburg showed like no other the linkage between the
making of art and history. Under their patronage, both writers and
artists exposed the inner tensions of a period ruled by ideological
anxieties and excitement.

We invite participants to address the complexities of this visual
history and literature. Presentations are allotted 20 minutes with
additional time for question and response.

Please send individual paper abstracts of 250 words by May 15th 2006 to
John Slater <> and Ana Laguna

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Sponsored by The University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences
Center & The University of Colorado at Boulder

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