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.)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


The Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT) has issued an open call for papers for its May 4-5 concurrent meeting with the EIR/AAR in Waterloo, Ontario.

Please consider joining in doing new research on iconic books and performative texts. Click here for details about SCRIPT. Click here for online membership form. Membership includes an online subscription to Postscripts, which later this year will publish the papers from the third Iconic Books Symposium in 2010.

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