1/4/2020 – CFP: Critical Perspectives on Image and Text

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What, when & where

PERLEGO – Critical Perspectives on Image and Text
3 – 4 July 2020, Taylor Institution, University of Oxford

From writings that explore the textuality of images to the use of images in the illumination of texts, the signifying systems of image and word rub up against one another in various ways, making the meeting of text and image a long-standing area of scholarly fascination. The PERLEGO conference takes a critical approach to text-image scholarship, bringing together early career scholars working across different disciplines to explore methodological issues arising at the interface of textual and visual analysis.

PERLEGO invites abstracts on critical perspectives on image and text in areas including but not limited to the following:

Visual strategies in texts
‘Textual’ strategies in works of art
The idea of ‘genre’ across text and image
The graphic act
Hierarchies of signification
Disciplinary hierarchies and structures of power
Historical reconstruction and the period eye
Text and image in colonial and postcolonial contexts
Museum labels and taxonomies

Deadline & how to apply

Please send 350 word abstracts as well as a short academic bio by 1st April 2020 to perlego2020@gmail.com.

Organisers: Rebecca Bowen (Oxford), Vittoria Fallanca (Oxford), Anna Espinola Lynn (Oxford), Sophie Koenig (Hamburg).

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