The Shape of Words: Scrolls, Tituli, and Inscriptions in Art, Session at International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 2006

IAWIS/AIERTI SPONSORED SESSION AT 41ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO

The Shape of Words: Scrolls, Tituli, and Inscriptions in Art

The 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies will take place at the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan U, Kalamazoo, May 4-7, 2006.

In medieval art text and image are, more often than not, linked in many ways. This session will consider textual inclusions in the context of images–be them tituli, scrolls, or any other type of inscription. We encourage papers that pay special attention to the formal characteristic such verbal elements adopt and the ways in which they interact with the visual components and contribute to the work’s overarching message.

For the first time IAWIS will sponsor a session at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies. Organized annually by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, this is the largest gathering of medievalists: last year’s program listed 626 sessions. We welcome submissions for this panel as well as suggestions for future sessions.

The 2006 International Congress on Medieval Studies took place May 4-7, at Western Michigan U, Kalamazoo. Please address all inquiries with regard to this session to:
Véronique Plesch
Colby College
Dept. of Art
5630 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901
USA
vbplesch@colby.edu