CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

The Hermeneutics of Ornament [plus] Open Session

Source of Information: FICINO 19999-06-09
Date of Event: 1999-11-04 to 07
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 1999-07-09

Call for Papers for Renaissance sessions

Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Annual Conference
November 4-7, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada.
Deadline for proposals (in French or English): July 9, 1999

1)"The Hermeneutics of Ornament"

Recent Renaissance scholarship has evidenced an interest in patterns and
figures formerly dismissed as meaningless or purely ornamental,
particularly those termed 'grotesques'. These decorative or framing
devices are now thought to carry various contents, often related to a more
explicit or didactic iconographic program. This session will explore the
'decorative' dimension of artistic ensembles in a variety of historical
contexts, asking how and to what degree interpretation of elements
perceived as formal, marginal or ornamental may be possible or desirable.

Please contact Dr. Gwendolyn Trottein of the Department of Fine Arts,
Bishop's University, Lennoxville, QC, J1M 1Z7.

2)"Open Session", Joint session of the UAAC and the Canadian Society for
Renaissance Studies.

Papers dealing with interdisciplinary concerns in the Renaissance (art
history, literature, history, philosophy, and cultural studies) are
welcome. Provocative papers are sought to encourage exchanges between
scholars in related fields.

Please contact Dr. Corinne Mandel, Department of Visual Art, University of
Western Ontario, London ON, N6A 5B7. <>

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