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Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts

Call for Proposals

The Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT) invites proposals for papers that examine the social and cultural functions of books and texts beyond their semantic meaning and interpretation. For one session, SCRIPT invites proposals on "digital sacred texts." With the digital turn, texts are encountered in new material forms that impact the ways they are read, recited, and interacted with. Questions we hope to think about include: What is gained or lost when a text is used in digital formats, as compared to print culture? How is personal, ritual, or scholarly engagement with sacred texts impacted by the digital turn? Proposals on any aspect of digital sacred texts are welcome.

A second session is an open call for any proposals that examine books and texts in terms of their display as cultural artifacts, their ritual use in religious and political ceremonies, their performance by recitation and theater, their depiction in art, and/or display in museums.

For more information about SCRIPT, please see: http://script-site.net/

Statement of Purpose

The Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT) was founded in 2010 to foster academic discourse about the social functions of books and texts that exceed their semantic meaning and interpretation, such as their display as cultural artifacts, their ritual use in religious and political ceremonies, their performance by recitation and theater, and their depiction in art. The society sponsors programming at existing regional and international scholarly meetings and at colleges and universities. We welcome new members and ideas for programs and venues to host them. For more information, see http://script-site.net/.

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Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs and steering committee members at all times