Date: February 16 – 17, 2006
Venue: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

6th Annual Graduate Humanities Forum Conference
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Keynote Speaker: Michael Fried, Professor/Director of the Humanities Center and Professor, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

The Graduate Humanities Forum, a graduate student-run division of the Penn Humanities Forum, seeks papers for its interdisciplinary conference on this year’s theme, ‘Word and Image.’ We encourage interdisciplinary approaches and welcome proposals that consider any facet of this topic. In addition to formal papers, we encourage proposals for art displays, performances, panels, group discussions, short seminars, or workshops.

Words and images lie at the heart of how we mediate the world and how it is mediated to us. The nexus of word and image is ripe for discussion, dissection, and deconstruction. How do words and images construct reality? How has our relationship to words and images changed over time? To what extent to words and images fuel hybridity and to what extent can we say their collision repels? What can multi-media communication address that other forms of communication cannot? How can words and images convey song, dance, theatrical performance, and religious ritual without sound and motion?

See website for “Possible topics”

E-mail abstracts of no more than 200 words to our Communications Chair, Jennifer Saltzstein: jsaltzst@sas.upenn.edu. Notification of acceptances will be emailed by January 7, 2006.

Mary Beth Wetli
University of Pennsylvania
745 Williams Hall
Email: mwetli@sas.upenn.edu

See for submissions details, registration, and all further information: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=148627
[Please note: this is an archival entry; conference website may be discontinued.]