Word & Image, East & West

Date: October 28 – 29, 2011
Venue: University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together scholars and researchers from different backgrounds (historical, literary, theoretical or philosophical) in order to discuss and compare the mutual interdependence of words and images, the mixed mediality of the visual and the verbal, and the way they have been interlacing in different geographical and cultural areas,
 from Europe and the US to the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region, throughout the years.

Contributions are invited, but not limited to:
– literature and painting
– iconography and narrative
– visual poetry
– writing and photography
– narrative and maps
– mixed-media forms and intermedia texts
– graffiti
Discussions are therefore encouraged on the different modalities one medium has been included in the other in the Western and Eastern cultures, as well as the way the interaction of word and image has contributed to challenge the East/West binary. Contributions are invited to discuss issues of:
– transcription
– juxtaposition
– transposition and translation
– interference
– ekphrasis

We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers in English. Please submit a 500-word abstract and include name, university affiliation, as well as a short paragraph with biographical information by 30 May 2011.
Selected contributions will be included in a 2012 Special Issue of the international refereed journal Literature & Aesthetics (University of Sydney Society of Literature & Aesthetics).

Enquiries and proposals should be addressed to:
Giorgia Alù: giorgia.alu@sydney.edu.au
Francesco Borghesi: francesco.borghesi@sydney.edu.au

See for submissions details, registration, and all further information: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=183625
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