The Department of American Studies at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, will host “Wordstruck: American Artists as Readers, Writers and Literati,” scheduled to take place May 13-16, 2015.
The goal of the conference is to explore the intellectual endeavors and other significant achievements of American painters from the colonial era to the post-World War II years. The organisers invite paper proposals that address the multiple questions that arise when we think about artists as creative individuals endowed with skills and sensibilities that distinguish them from ordinary people, but which at the same time enable them to make unique and valuable contributions to culture and society outside the realm of visual art. Each conference session will be opened with a keynote lecture by a distinguished international scholar invited by the organizers, followed by presentations accepted for the programme.
If you have any questions in advance of submitting, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the organizers. Please send proposals and inquiries by email to Jerzy Kutnik at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org