The Society of Art History and Archaeology, a graduate student organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces a call for papers for a graduate student symposium to be held September 17-18, 2004. This symposium will be a forum for students to present twenty-minute papers organized under the broad theme of the “Intersections of Art and Text.” Possible paper topics could address: 1) combinations of language and text in visual expression (e.g., calligraphy, Islamic texts, graffiti, illuminated manuscripts, or photography in print media); 2) the methodological issues of language use to describe non-textual forms of representation (e.g., in the museum or other critical writing on art); or 3) the relationship between artworks and the corresponding writings of artists. The symposium aims to reach beyond the disciplines of art and architectural history to include graduate students from many areas of the Humanities.
A keynote lecture on the evening of September 17 will set the stage for the graduate student symposium on Saturday, September 18. The keynote speaker for this event will be Linda Seidel, Hanna Holborn Gray Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago.
Please submit proposals in the form of a one-page abstract and CV by mail or as e-mail attachments by June 1, 2004. Accepted participants will be required to submit their paper in full two weeks prior to the event.
Send submissions to co-chairs:
School of Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
611 E. Taft Dr.
117 Temple Buell Hall
61820 Champaign, IL
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