The Lex-ICON ‘Colloque international’ was a conference held at the Université de Haute-Alsace over the summer. Lexicon means the wordstock, or vocabulary, of a language – but Lex-ICON investigated the separate documents of the lex and the icon. A programme is available here, and accounts of the round-tables and talks are online in French and English here, with papers and bibliographies on Italian typography, Brian Dettmer’s book art, augmented writing, and linguistic philosophy (I particularly like the Lex-position pun). As part of this project, seventy writers were collected for the Lex-ICON blog project from the 20th March till the 20th May. Included is one page of my Suckers chapbook on forestry diagrams – explanation here.
Above is the Lex-ICON poster publication which arrived on my doorstep this morning. I guess this makes me a lexeme!
For those interested, the University of Strathclyde and Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery are holding a conference on the practice of ekphrasis on the 18th-19th of June 2013, where David Kennedy will be speaking (presumably from his most recent book, The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhere, 2012). There’s no webpage yet so drop me a message if you’d like to be forwarded the CFP.