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Opera in Cultural Studies
Fourteenth Annual Cultural Studies Conference
Visual Culture: Image Icon Ideology
Manhattan, Kansas, March 2005


CALL FOR PAPERS ON OPERA IN CULTURAL STUDIES

14TH ANNUAL CULTURAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
VISUAL CULTURE: IMAGE ICON IDEOLOGY
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, MANHATTAN, KANSAS
MARCH 10-12, 2005

Deadline for proposals: Oct. 25, 2004
Send to Robert Clark (rclark@ksu.edu)

Note: I have for several years thought about trying to organize a session
on opera research for the conference (see announcement below) and have
decided that this year's topic lends itself well to such an endeavor. I've
spoken with the conference organizer, Michelle Janette, and she has given
me a green light to try to pull a session together. I would need only
titles and a few lines from those interested in participating.

Thanks,
Bob Clark


CALL FOR PAPERS

We are now accepting proposals for our 14th annual Cultural Studies
conference:  VISUAL CULTURE: IMAGE ICON IDEOLOGY.

Our keynote speakers this year will be:

*       Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics and Reinventing
	Comics, creator of "Zot!"
*       Tom Huck, woodcut artist and creator of the print series "The
	Bloody Bucket" and "2 Weeks in August" (see Tom's work online at
	http://www.evilprints.com/index.html)
*       Charles Hatfield, author of Alternative Comics: An Emerging
	Literature (forthcoming 2005)

This conference will examine the visual codes of cultural works as well as
the relationship between these works and their conditions of production
and reception.  How do images function within political, social, and
economic forces?  What is the cultural work that images do?  How do we
theorize visual culture?

Possible topics: Graphic Novels; Picture Books, Billboards; Graffitti,
Advertisements; Murals; Comix; Tattoos; Logos; Cartoons, Illuminated
Manuscripts; Informational Sign Icons; Diagrams; Maps, Emoticons; Emblems,
Heraldry; Cover Art, Image Theory, Photography.

As in past years, the conference will be organized into panels of three
15-minute presentations, followed by discussion.

More details about the conference are available on our conference website:
http://www.k-state.edu/english/symposium/index.html

Robert Clark (rclark@ksu.edu)
Department of Modern Languages
104 Eisenhower
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
USA

     office: Eisenhower 14A
     phone:  +1-785-532-1985
     fax:    +1-785-532-7004

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