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Word, Image, Narrative

The early years of the twentieth century saw a burgeoning interest in inter-art aesthetics, as modernist authors became increasingly interested in visual representations in or of their works and visual artists worked regularly on the production of books. This panel seeks to address visual/verbal representation in its myriad guises: illustrated novels or illustrated editions of novels, inter-art collaborations, artists’ books, graphic narratives, etc. How did Woolf’s relationship with her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, inform her practice of literary description? What was the aesthetic value, if any, of Matisse’s notoriously bad illustrations of Ulysses? How did Stein’s relationship with Picasso inform their respective portraits? What is the relationship between image and narrative in the surrealist collage novels of Max Ernst, or the woodcut novels of Lynd Ward?

Please email 300 word abstracts and short bios to Jon Najarian (joncn@bu.edu) by 31 March.

Conference Location: Columbus, USA
Conference Starts: November 08, 2018
Conference Ends: November 11, 2018

CFP Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

For more information, contact: Jon Najarian

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