115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Visual Iberia: From Manuscript Illuminations to the Digital Era

Session Chair: 
Marta Albalá Pelegrín, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Session 7: Saturday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Ching 254


  1. Randall Meissen, University of Southern California
    Francisco Pacheco (1564­–1644), the foremost Spanish art theorist of his generation, worked on his manuscript Libro de verdaderos retratos (Book of True Portraits) for over forty years.  This paper addresses three visual cultures or visual vocabularies that Pacheco used in his book.  Those were rooted in Seville’s reimagined imperial Roman past, in the visual conventions of renaissance humanism, and in Catholic Counter-reformation image theory.
  2. Javier Patino Loira, University of California, Los Angeles
    I will study the sections of Juan Bautista Escardó’s Rhetórica christiana (1647) devoted to note-taking and commonplacing oriented to the preparation of a sermon. I will try to reconstruct what the preacher’s notebook would have looked like according to Escardó’s manual, and place it in the context of note-taking and sermon composition practices fostered by the Jesuit school system, in which he was  professor.
  3. Vanessa Ceia, McGill University
    This talk explores the interplay and ecology of text, image, and digital media in multimodal narrative representations of terrorist attacks in Spain since its transition to democracy. Case studies include Gabriela Ybarra’s semi-autobiographical novel, El Comensal (2015), and Pepe Gálvez and Antoni Guiral’s 11-M: la novela gráfica (2009).
  4. Parissa Tadrissi, Sonoma State University
    This paper discusses the ways in which Remedios Zafra and Belén Gache facilitate the transformation of today’s reader and redefine traditional notions of art and literature—blurring the lines between reader/writer, artist/user, reality/fiction. They break with existing paradigms and question the limits of gender and the body by creating interactive visual and literary works. . 
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