Appel à contributions : « Ecologies of Writing: Making a Mark, Marking a Place »

Lieu : Paris

Dates : 20-21 septembre 2019

Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 30 avril 2019

A Symposium organized by UCL Institute of Advanced Studies & PSL Scripta programme as part of the Materialities of Writing Collaborative Research Project. For this Symposium we invite papers that will address the overall theme of ‘Ecologies of Writing’ from multiple disciplinary perspectives including but not restricted to anthropology, archaeology, area studies, art history, art practice , education, film studies, gender studies, history, information studies, linguistics, literary studies, media studies and museum studies. With the term ‘ecologies’, we wish to signal our specific interests in the materiality, embodiment, emplacement and interconnectedness of writing and writing systems in global and local environments. We are interested in how individuals and cultures physically inscribe and re-inscribe environments, platforms and places through ‘writing’, broadly conceived, and, in turn, how an inscribed place/ground ‘makes a mark’ on the way such surfaces and sites are used by human/non-human inhabitants. Key themes will include the architecture and ecology of the page, the block, the screen, the canvas, the site, the surface. In sum, the situatedness of writing.

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