CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Emblems in the Twenty-First Century: The Material and The Medium

Source of Information: GEMCS-L 2004-07-28
Date of Event: 2005-07-24 to 30
Location of event: Urbana-Champaign, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2004-10-01

Emblems in the Twenty-First Century:  The Material and The 
The Seventh International Conference of the Society for 
Emblem Studies 2005

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
24-30 July 2005

The conference organizers are soliciting papers on all 
aspects of emblem studies from the material aspects of their 
appearance in manuscripts and printed books to the 
consideration of modern media as digital emblematica.  We 
hope to blend traditional emblem scholarship with emerging 
approaches to the study of the emblem.  In this spirit, we 
are requesting individual abstracts and entire panels on all 
aspects of emblem studies, including:

·  emblems and the fine arts 
·  emblems and music
·  emblems and the vernacular literatures
·  the new world in emblems
·  emblem theory in the digital age
·  emblems and devotional texts
·  emblem manuscripts
·  emblems and the sciences and/or agriculture
·  emblems and festivals
·  emblems and political authority
·  emblematics and bibliography and/or history of printing
·  emblems and gender
·  emblems at court and in the household
·  emblems and medicine

Traditional approaches to emblematic scholarship, such as the 
study of individual works, authors, themes and motifs, the 
reception of individual emblem works, and national Latin and 
vernacular emblem traditions are, of course, also welcome.  
We particularly welcome panels concerning emblems in various 
parts of the world, for example, emblems around the Baltic, 
or Dutch, Venetian, and French emblems; localized approaches, 
such as emblem programs in churches in Bavaria or Jesuit 
affiches in Brussels; painting cycles in Paris or Florence. 
We also encourage papers on proto-emblematics, imprese, and 
other aspects of emblematic relations of text and images. 
Because the UIUC sponsors an international emblem 
digitization project, we also expect to include panels on the 
creation of digital emblem resources.

If you are working on an emblem topic that involves books 
held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
(UIUC), we especially welcome your contribution.(Please 
consult Thomas McGeary and N.Frederick Nash, Emblem Books at 
the University of Illinois.  Boston:  G.K. Hall, 1993.)

In order to reach as wide an audience as possible, we request 
you please to forward this CFP to the appropriate list-serves 
to which you subscribe.

Abstracts of 500 words due by Friday, October 1, 2004. 
Languages of the conference are English, French, German, and 
Spanish.  As far as possible, we encourage speakers to 
present in English.

We have established a conference website for the submission 
of abstracts at the URL listed above.  You can link to it 
from the UIUC Emblem home page: http://
Mara R. Wade
Associate Professor of German and in the Programs for Comparative Literature, Cinema Studies, Women's Studies, and Jewish Society and Culture

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
3072 Foreign Languages Building
707 S. Mathews Avenue
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
fax: +217 244-2223
office phone: +217 333-8777

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