Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 17:12:17 -0500 From: "Mario A. Caro" <ario-AT-uhura.cc.rochester.edu> Subject: CFP Image and Text Call for Papers Image and Text: American Creativity and the Relationship Between Writing and The Visual Arts January 21 - 22, 2000 The Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art and the departments of Art and Design, English, Performing Arts, and Philosophy at Wichita State University invite submissions for a conference dealing with the rich exchange of ideas between the written word and the visual arts, specifically the manner in which American writers and artists have explored this relationship. The parameters of the conference are purposely broad to encourage a variety of submissions investigating diverse time periods, ideologies, methodologies, personalities, and media. Participants in disciplines such as American Studies, Art History, English and Literature, History, Philosophy, and Theater History are encouraged to send submissions. Image and Text will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, The Grand Moving Panorama: Pilgrim's Progress of 1851, a travelling exhibition sponsored by the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey. The nineteenth-century panorama visually recreates John Bunyan's seventeenth-century Christian allegory through a sequence of painted scenes, inspired by some of the most notable nineteenth-century American artists, such as Thomas Cole, Frederick Edwin Church, and Jasper Cropsey. The conference will have two guest speakers: Charles Eldredge, Hall Distinguished Professor of American Art at the University of Kansas, who will speak on the relationship between nineteenth century American art and literature, and 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winner Mark Strand, poet and writer, who will discuss his recent work on Edward Hopper. While the exhibition focuses on the influence of British literature on nineteenth-century American art, the conference may include a range of topics, provided the presentation possesses an American context. Proposals may address any number of topics, for example: The Harlem Renaissance Text and Illustration Realism in Literature and Art American Poets and American Painting Photojournalism in the United States Minimalist Artists and Their Writings The Hudson River School and Transcendentalism Existentialist Thought and Theater and Abstract Expressionism One-page abstracts for individual papers should be approximately 250 words in length and include name, affiliation, address, and e-mail address (if possible). Presentations will be limited to twenty minutes. Abstracts should be mailed to Mark White, Curator of Exhibitions, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, 129 McKnight Art Center East, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0046 or e-mailed to mwhite-AT-twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu. Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 15, 1999.
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