CFP: Icons & Iconoclasm

The Jefferson Scholars’ Foundation and the Jefferson Graduate Fellows at the University of Virginia present the second biannual Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Sept. 17 and 18, 2010. The Forum is an interdisciplinary conference for students, faculty, and community members from around the globe. The theme for 2010 is “Icons and Iconoclasm,” and we are pleased to have W. J. T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago and editor of Critical Inquiry, giving the keynote address.

Abstracts of 250 words or less will be accepted until 01 April 2010 through our online submission (see website).
Some topics may include:
• iconic ideas (scholarly theories, religious beliefs and practices, culture)
• mechanics of icons (construction, transmission, perception, and reception/destruction)
• iconic images (scientific models, branding, maps, artwork)
• iconic figures (historical, religious, literary, political)

Rachael L. Beaton
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