Visual and Verbal Intersections – session of American Association of Italian Studies

Date: May 7 – 10, 2009
Venue: New York, NY, USA

The aim of this session is to explore the intersection between verbal and visual languages as expressed in but not limited to literary works in order to engage in a dialogue on the mutual collaboration between the word and the image. Possible topics may include ekphrastic writing, novels that
integrate images as part of the narration, iconicity, photography, futurism, illustrated narratives (graphic novels and comics included). Word & Image act not only as two kinds of expression but also as two modes of narration. Different approaches may include image theories, visual semiotics, cultural studies, literary theory, etc.

Please submit a title, 200 words abstract, and AV equipment needs by Jan. 15, 2009.

Organizer: Slavica Grujicic, University of Toronto (
Slavica Grujicic
Department of Italian Studies
University of Toronto
100 St. Joseph Street
M5S 1J4 Toronto, ON, Canada

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