Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Call for Papers: Icons & Iconoclasm

Call for Papers: Icons & Iconoclasm

Icons & Iconoclasm

The Jefferson Scholars' Foundation and the Jefferson Graduate Fellows
at the University of Virginia present the second biannual Forum for
Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Sept. 17 and 18, 2010. The Forum is an
interdisciplinary conference for students, faculty, and community
members from around the globe. The theme for 2010 is "Icons and
Iconoclasm," and we are pleased to have W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor of
English and Art History at the University of Chicago and editor of
Critical Inquiry, giving the keynote address.

Abstracts of 250 words or less will be accepted until 01 April 2010
through our online submission (see website).
Some topics may include:
.. iconic ideas (scholarly theories, religious beliefs and practices,
... mechanics of icons (construction, transmission, perception, and
.. iconic images (scientific models, branding, maps, artwork)
.. iconic figures (historical, religious, literary, political)

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