CFP: [General] Iconography of Death

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Silcox
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        Call for Papers
        The John Douglas Taylor Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2008
        McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Organizers: Mary Silcox and Peter M. Daly

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on all aspects of the
representation of death, from all time periods and cultures, including but
not limited to:
â€" The Jewish, Christian, or Islamic traditions
â€" Tombs, monuments, gravestones, memorials, cemeteries
â€" Funeral ceremonies
- Images of death in visual works of art
â€" Death and emblems
â€" Images of death in modern media: movies, advertising, print magazines,
the internet, greeting cards, newspaper obituaries
â€" Gender and representations of death
â€" Depiction of death in anime and graphic novels
â€" Images of death in literature
â€" Class and death

We encourage a wide range of disciplines and theoretical perspectives.

The deadline for proposals is August 11, 2008. Confirmation of accepted
papers will sent by August 29, 2008. We prefer that abstracts be submitted
electronically in the body of an e-mail, but they may be sent by regular
mail to the address below.

Abstracts and Papers to be sent to:
Please use the subject heading: Iconography of Death Conference

or to:
Dr. Mary Silcox
Department of English and Cultural Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L9

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