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.)

Monday, March 19, 2012


This SCRIPT panel will take place at the AAR's EIR meeting in Waterloo, ON:
May 4, 4:00-6:00

Panel: The Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT)

Room: REN 1404
  • David Dault, Christian Brothers University: "On a Controlled Bibliographic Vocabulary for SCRIPT and its Related Organizations: A Response to Deirdre Stam"
  • James W. Watts, Syracuse University: "Relic Books"
  • Karl Ivan Solibakke, Syracuse University: "Identity, Mimesis and Script: Walter Benjamin's Mimetic Function Revisited"

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