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Appel à communication : The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future

Portrait d’Emmanuel Kant, vers 1790, huile sur toile, collection particulière.

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel : 1er juillet 2017

Date de l’événement : 25 – 26 janvier 2018

Lieu : Utrecht

Journalists, artists and scholars, among others, tend to refer to iconic events or images from the past in order to better understand present-day developments. For example, in the wake of the American elections media repeatedly referred to the iconic ‘years of crisis’ of the thirties of the last century. Also, they recalled George Orwell’s iconic depiction of a dystopian society from his novel 1984 to contextualize the use of ‘alternative facts’. In this respect, the icon functions as a model that generates cultural meaning by connecting past and present. But the icon not only shapes our (collective) image of the present, nor does it merely re-evaluate our image of the past. It also opens up potential scenarios for the future – be it brilliant or gloomy. Continuer la lecture