Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)
Friday, October 19, 2007
Making do with the Fetish
Posted by Jim Watts
The Iconic Books Symposium continues with sessions in Graham Commons of Bird Library throughout the day, culminating in the keynote address by Vincent Wimbush, “Making Do With the Fetish: Scriptures and Vernaculars.” The symposium sessions continue tomorrow (9-5) and concludes with an "Iconic Books Film Festival" from 7-9 pm in Crouse Hinds 010.