Elective Affinities

Friday, 23 September 2005Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Elective Affinities

Conference on Word & Image Studies

Words and images may co-exist peacefully, engage in border skirmishes, or plot each other's annihilation. For five days, listen as leading scholars report from the Word & Image field on book arts, political inscriptions, sacred words and images, scientific imaging, photographic texts, and more.

In addition to 46 conference sessions, don't miss a host of special events, including:

9/23, 5:30 pm: Reception and Exhibition Opening at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery, Mapping the Pacific Coast: Coronado to Lewis and Clark

9/24, 5:30 pm: Reception and Exhibition Opening at the Rare Book Room of Penn's Library, From Book to Garden and Back: Works of Ian Hamilton Finlay

9/26, 8:00 pm: Special concert by the Philadelphia baroque orchestra, the Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players with soprano Julianne Baird

9/27, 6:00 pm: Keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and graphic novelist Art Spiegelman



IAWIS/AIERTI: International Association of Word and Image Studies/Association Internationale pour l'Etude des Rapports entre Texte et Image

Cosponsored by the University Research Foundation, Penn Humanities Forum, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Design, Arthur Ross Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Van Pelt Library, Institute of Contemporary Art, Kelly Writers House, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Music Department, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Slought Foundation, and Microsoft Corporation Matching Gift Program.