Appel à communication : « Emblematic Strategies » (28 juillet-1er août 2014, Kiel)

Kiel, July 28 – Aug 1, 2014
Deadline: Sep 1, 2013

Workshop for Young Researchers : “Emblematic Strategies”

Within the frame of the Tenth International Conference of the „Society for Emblem Studies” a workshop with two sections for young researchers will be held, taking place in Kiel, Germany, at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel from 28 July to 1 August, 2014.

This call is addressed to advanced Magister- and Master-students, doctoral candidates as well as scientists who have recently received their PhD of the Humanities, in particular in the History of Art, History, Philology, and Cultural Studies. The session offers the opportunity to present and discuss own projects and researches dealing with emblematic strategies among an interdisciplinary group of young researchers.

The workshop covers the following sections:

1. Emblematic Strategies – Emblems in Books and in Non-literary Contexts

This section takes into focus the variety of emblematic shapes – proto-emblematic forms and parallel signs – it also investigates the different methods of their interpretation throughout history. We are requesting contributions dedicated to aspects of emblematic strategies in their historical, iconographic, and philological contexts. Discussions about theory and methods as well as single studies about specific social, political, and religious intentions are welcome, as are further ideas within this frame.

Please send your proposal as a short abstract (approx. 200 words) for a twenty-minute presentation by 1 September, 2013 to:

2. The Riddle might Remain Insoluble. Emblematic Strategies in Contemporary Installation Art

This section is dedicated to emblematic strategies in contemporary artworks. Proposals are requested which consider the realization of emblematic strategies in contemporary art. Contributions can either thematize formal similarities, e.g. the tripartite structure and other structural principles, or equivalences on the level of content, e.g. the use of heterogeneous materials for inreasing the complexity of the riddle or didactic moments of encoding. Futher proposals addressing the topic of the workshop are welcome.

Please send your proposal as a short abstract (approx. 200 words) for a twenty-minute presentation by 1 September, 2013 to:

We intend to apply for funding to finance travel and accommodation costs for workshop participants. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us via the email addresses provided above.


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