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2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins11/23/2013
Meeting Ends11/26/2013

Call for Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call for Papers Closes: 2/28/2013

Requirements for Participation

Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts

Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT) was founded in 2010 to encourage new scholarship on iconic and performative texts. Our goal is to foster academic discourse about the social functions of books and texts that exceed their semantic meaning and interpretation, such as their display as cultural artifacts, their ritual use in religious and political ceremonies, their performance by recitation and theater, their depiction in art and other media, and the various ways they are sensually engaged. We welcome new members and ideas for programs and venues to host them. For further information, see For Baltimore, SCRIPT invites proposals for a panel of four papers that address the iconic and performative dimensions of specific texts or a range of texts. We particularly encourage comparative studies that cross traditional scholarly boundaries of time, culture, religion, media or genre.

Program Unit Chairs

James W. Watts

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