Mediating Words and Images

Available 2023-04-24 – 2023-05-12
Contact person Silvia Riccardi, employed at Engelska institutionen
Wednesday, May 10 - Friday, May 12 2023

An international conference organized by Uppsala University in collaboration with Carolina Rediviva Library

The event aims to lay the foundations for a network of scholars and artists exploring words and images through collaborations, events, and publications.

Keynote: W. J. T. Mitchell (The University of Chicago)
Art Presentation: Shubigi Rao (Singapore)

The event is open with free admission and includes a Piano Recital on May 11, 18:00 at Musicum.

Organizer: Silvia Riccardi (Uppsala University)


May 10, Wednesday
Venue: University Main Building Lecture Hall IX
10:00-10:15 Welcome: Silvia Riccardi (Uppsala), Krister Östlund (Uppsala)
10:15-10:45 Silvia Riccardi (Uppsala)
10:45-12:15 Keynote: W. J. T. Mitchell (Chicago): “Word & Image: From Plato to Blake to AI"
12:15-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:45 Werner Wolf (Graz): "Implied Worldview’ as a Transmedial Concept Applicable to Literature (Fiction) and Visual Art (Painting): The Case of Hard Times (Dickens, von Herkomer)"
14:45-15:15 Fika
15:15-16:30 Roundtable: Sonya Petersson (Stockholm), Liviu Lutas (Växjö), Jan von Bonsdorff (Uppsala)

May 11, Thursday
10:00-12:00 Tour of Special Collections, Carolina Rediviva Library (limited participants)
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
Venue: Carolina Rediviva Library TLS Lecture Room
13:30-15:00 Shubigi Rao (Singapore): "Written in the Margins: An ongoing biography of the banished book,” accompanied by a screening of the film "Written in the Margins"
15:00-15:30 Fika
15:30-17:00 Roundtable: Ashleigh Harris (Uppsala), Anna Näslund Dahlgren (Stockholm), Anna Foka (Uppsala)
Transfer to Musicum for the Piano Recital
Venue: Musikinstitutionen Musicum Kyrkogårdsgatan 4, 753 12 Uppsala
18:00-18:15 Werner Wolf (Graz): Introduction
18:15-19:30 Alessandro Riccardi (Vibo Valentia): “Images of Nature:” Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy

May 12, Friday
10:30-12:30 Guided tour (limited participants)
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