Understanding Medium: Word, Image, Media in Nineteenth-Century America, SEA @ c19 (Berkeley, CA, April 2012)

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Christopher J. Lukasik / Purdue University
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Understanding Medium: Word, Image, Media in Nineteenth-Century America, @ c19, the Conference of the Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists (Berkeley, CA, April 2012)

The Society of Early Americanists (SEA) invites paper proposals for a proposed sponsored panel on inter- and trans- medial approaches to early American literature at the upcoming c19, the Conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, to be held in Berkeley, California, April 12-15, 2012. We invite submissions featuring innovative transmedial or intermedial approaches to American literature of the first half of the long nineteenth century, including but not limited to the histories and practices of literature as a mixed media environment; medial transposition; media combination; intermedial references; remediation; genealogical intermediality; intertextuality; illustration; image/text; acoustic and visible; sensory and semiotic, etc. Proposals from across the disciplines (literary studies, visual studies, sociology, history, film studies, media studies, and art history) are welcomed as the panel seeks to bring together scholars whose work places visual and media studies into conversation with literary/textual studies. Applicants need not be SEA members, but are encouraged to join the society by the time of the conference.

Please send 300-word proposals and a brief cv by September 12, 2011 to Christopher J. Lukasik, Department of English, Purdue University, clukasik@purdue.edu.