CALL FOR PAPERS
As Peter Burke has claimed, images should not be studied
as simplistic reflections of the reality of the time. More often, these
images represent viewpoints and they are a product of conscious manipulation.
The main reason for devoting so much attention to images is not that they
are reflective of something else but they constitute events by themselves.
In Burke's words, it is not only that all history involves representation,
but that all representations are part of history.
The house of Habsburg showed like no other the linkage between the
making of art and history. Under their patronage, both writers and artists
exposed the inner tensions of a period ruled by ideological anxieties and
We invite participants to address the complexities of this visual
history and literature. Presentations are allotted 20 minutes with
additional time for question and response.
Please send individual paper abstracts of 250 words by May
15th 2006 to John Slater <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Ana Laguna
The University of Colorado at Denver and Health
& University of Colorado