Wednesday, February 04, 2009

On the Page: Seeing, Reading, Interpreting

School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History
8-9 September 2009, University of Salford

A Literary Studies conference concerning the visual presentation and apprehension of text, image and combinations thereof. How is interpretation affected by the arrangement of elements on the page? These concerns cross period and disciplinary boundaries.

Areas on which we will consider papers relating to the theme include;

∑ Typography and page design
∑ Prose, poetry and graphic works
∑ Reader-response
∑ The use of photography and/ or illustration
∑ Paratexts, footnotes and marginalia
∑ Any period of book production from early to contemporary
∑ Texts from all literary periods
∑ Works from all genres

Abstracts of 250 words are invited for presentations of 20 minutes.
Please make clear how your paper will be related to the conference theme.

Abstracts must be submitted by 30th April 2009

E-mails for submissions and enquiries:


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