|Date: March 24 – 25, 2006
Venue: Houston, Texas, USA
28th Annual Rice University Graduate Symposium
Call for Papers
In recent years, the study of material culture has become an increasingly broad area of academic interest, involving a variety of disciplines and methodologies. With this year’s Rice University Graduate Symposium, we hope to foster interdisciplinary dialogue among emerging scholars, answering such questions raised by the field as the following:
What practical and symbolic roles do objects play within their cultural contexts? How do objects gather new meaning when represented in a new medium? How do such representations of objects in literature and art influence culture in return? And how might the material forms of literary texts or works of art assert themselves?
We invite graduate students from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to English and other literatures, history, economics, art history, anthropology, and museum studies, to submit papers examining the
Please send abstracts of 200 words or less. Presentations should be no more than 15 minutes in length.
For possible topics, submissions or questions, contact Elizabeth Womack at firstname.lastname@example.org or