CALL. 15.02.2018: [PANEL 21 at ASOR 2018] Beyond Language: The Multimodality of Ancient Texts - Den
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/02/2018
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 14-15-16-17/11/2018
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver (CO, USA)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Alice Mandell (University of Wisconsin-Madison); LisaCleath (George Fox University)
This session explores new readings of texts from the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, up through Late Antiquity. We welcome studies that examine how written artifacts not only functioned as communication and record, but also reflected, developed, and actively shaped social contexts through their material instantiations. Papers that investigate interdisciplinary methodologies for their approach to the multimodality of text will be prioritized, so that the session engages with theory ranging from sociolinguistics, literacy studies, art history, visual design, spatial theory, and more. This session purposes to critically vet fresh approaches to the study of ancient literacies and visual communication. A more immediate and field-specific goal is to widen scholarly perceptions of the audiences of texts in the ancient world who were beyond the realm of scribes and political elites. For the call for papers, please link to:http://www.asor.org/am/2018-call-for-papers/. The submission deadline is February 15, 2018.