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Word and Image: Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference
Bellingham, WA, April 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS Word and Image: Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference April 24-25, 1998 Western Washington University Bellingham, Washington
The theme "Word and Image" is intended to be interpreted very broadly to include considerations of iconography, film, religious images, illustration, maps, set design, costume, painting and other fine arts, descriptions of images, the presentation of manuscripts, documents, books, hypertext, etc. We also welcome papers addressed to the wedding of words and images in the teaching of Renaissance texts. The PNRC is an interdisciplinary conference. Plenary Speakers: Huston Diehl, University of Iowa, "Reforming Spectacle: Visual Regimes and Disciplinary Strategies in Early Modern England" and Susan Karant-Nunn, Portland State University, "Not Like the Unreasoning Beasts: The Rhetorical Separation of Humans and Animals in Sixteenth-Century Germany" Selected papers will be considered for publication in Studies in Iconography, a refereed journal supported in part by the English Department at Western. Located on the coast about 90 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of Vancouver, B.C., Bellingham is surrounded by evergreen forests, saltwater coves, mountain-fed lakes, and snowcapped peaks. A city of 60,000 residents, Bellingham preserves a mix of urban and rural activity. Western Washington University is situated on hills above the city, overlooking Bellingham Bay with views of the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range. Bellingham International Airport offers ten arrivals and ten departures daily, or one may fly into Seattle s SeaTac Airport and take a convenient shuttle to Bellingham. Please submit a one-page abstract of your paper by January 10, 1998, to: Marc Geisler Department of English Western Washington University Bellingham, WA 98225 USA fax: +1-360-650-4837 e-mail: Proposals for panels are also welcome and should include, in addition to the abstracts, a 100-word statement of intent from the organizer, as well as the addresses and e-mails of all participants. Selection/notification will be sent by February 16, 1998.