Visiting Faculty Fellowship
"The World of Print(s): Multiples and Meanings in Early Modern Europe and North America"
Program co-directors: Mark Hosford (Associate Professor of Art) and Kevin Murphy (Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History of Art)
Application Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018
The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar to explore the significance of printed words and images in Early Modern Europe and North America. Though the current age is often considered unique in terms of the amount of information constantly flooding the airwaves and the Internet, it is important to historicize the current phenomenon in comparison to the Early Modern period when there was an explosion of printed materials that similarly saturated the West. The advent of cheap print in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries meant that larger audiences than ever before had access to the marketplace of written words, some serious and thoughtful, some salacious and sensational. Images on woodblocks combined with moveable type made possible the publication of a variety of illustrated texts as well. The visual culture brought about by the advent of this technology in the Early Modern period was the backdrop to the work of some of the greatest printmakers of all time.
The Visiting Fellow is provided with a spacious office within the Center’s own building. The fellowship pays a stipend of up to $50,000 and provides $2,000 in moving expenses. Application materials may be downloaded from our website: vanderbilt.edu/rpw_center. Complete applications must be submitted by January 19, 2018.
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