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Readable/Reading the Visual Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 20:02:33 -0400 -------------------------------------------------------------- The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto invites abstracts for its 16th annual Graduate Student Colloquium Eyedeologies. "Across Disciplines: En-visioning the Readable / Reading the Visual", to be held on April 22-23 2005. The colloquium will explore manifold interactions between literature and other disciplines: fine arts, performing arts, television, film and video, photography, architecture, graphic design, religious art, music, new media fictions of all kinds. Papers may address interdisciplinary theoretical and practical issues pertaining to a broad range of topics centered on the visual-textual shifting dialectic: # Translation, migration, appropriation, transference of elements from literature to other disciplines and vice versa # Complementarity, antagonism, intersections of image and word, sculpture and inscription # Narrative paintings, pictorial poetry and prose # The literary text and the cinematic screen: text-to-screen translation, text-for-screen writing/composition, screen-to-text re-adaptation # Interactions and counteractions between the dramatic and the performance text # Re-visioning verbal, visual and musical relationships; operatic encounters; the Gesamtkunstwerk and multimedia art # Use and misuse of images in Judeo-Christian and Reformation history # Visual-verbal syntheses in Medieval and Renaissance texts # Word/image dialogues from Romanticism to the fin de siècle and beyond # Aesthetic/psychological/philosophical/political/cultural implications of the word/image problematic # Image as text and text as image: reading the visual, designing the typescript The colloquium has an essentially interdisciplinary character, therefore it is open to students from various areas of study such as philology, literary studies, classical studies, cultural studies, book history, museum studies, visual arts, art history, film studies, architecture, music, history, philosophy, religion, drama, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, media studies, journalism, communication, or computer science. Papers can be given in any language, as long as a summary in English is provided. Questions will be addressed and answered in English. The conference hall will be equipped with resources for digital projection of images, VHS and DVD, as well as for the playing of various audio formats (CDs, audiotapes). Please indicate at the end of your abstract whether you intend to make use of these resources. Abstracts and/or panel proposals (maximum length of 500 words) should have a short biographical note attached, and should be sent to email@example.com by December 1st, 2004. A selection of papers presented at the colloquium will be published in TRANSverse: A Comparative Studies Journal, The Centre for Comparative Literature's new journal. Please note that the copyright clearance documentation is required for all images that are to be published. For more information on the Centre for Comparative Literature and the colloquium, please visit www.chass.utoronto.ca/complit/ --- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E -Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://www.h-museum.net