A weekend conference organised by the University of Bristol Centre for the Study of Visual and Literary Cultures in France
Directors of the Centre: Richard Hobbs (R.Hobbs@bristol.ac.uk) French Department, and Paul Smith (P.Smith@bristol.ac.uk) History of Art Department
Using instances of verbal/visual exchange from the 18th century to the contemporary, differing relationships between means of expression and perceptions of meaning will be investigated. Interdisciplinary issues will extend into Word & Image theory.
Papers will include literary art criticism, the oil sketch, Mallarmé, sculpture, engraving, Symbolist aesthetics, fin-de-siècle decorative arts, artists’ writings, semiotics, and abstraction in poetry.
Speakers will include Stephen Bann, Michael Podro, Michèle Hannoosh, Anthea Callen, Penny Florence, and Andrew Rothwell.
Venue: Burwalls, situated in Leigh Woods close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Accommodation will be available, but delegates can also be non-residential.
Booking: for full details of tariffs and booking, contact Richard Hobbs via email or standard mail.
The full programme is at our website.
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