Word & Image: Theory in the 21st Century

Date: June 24 – 26, 2010
Venue: University of Burgundy, Dijon, France

An international Word & Image conference will be held at the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France) on 24-26 June 2010 in association with the College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts), the Université Paris-Diderot, the bilingual journal Interfaces, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée Magnin in Dijon.
The conference will focus on the current state of the art in Word & Image theory, and it will also be an opportunity to commemorate the recent passing of Michel Baridon – one of the founding members of the journal in 1991.
The papers selected by the scientific committee will be published in Interfaces, as a sequel to the 1994 issue of the review (Interfaces 5, “La théorisation de la relation image/texte/langage”).
This interdisciplinary event welcomes contributions from any relevant field of research across the humanities and sciences. Papers are invited to focus on any aspect of the relationship between word and image during any period, but should in each case provide a clear theoretical perspective reflecting recent research and publications in their field.
PhD students are also invited to submit abstracts for a special doctoriale session. It will be the opportunity for them to make a brief presentation of their current research.
The abstracts and the papers can be submitted either in French or in English. The presentations should not be longer than 30 minutes.
Please send abstracts of about 300 words (along with a short bibliography and biography).
Organizing committee: word-image@u-bourgogne.fr