Archives mensuelles : janvier 2014

Appel à contribution (et à communications) – Colloque « International Society for Intellectual History »


International Society for Intellectual History 

Intellectual Hinterlands

25-27 June 2014 at Victoria College, University of Toronto

KeynotesSarah Hutton (Aberystwyth), Alan Charles Kors (UPenn) & Martin E. Jay (Berkeley).

Organized by: James DiCenso (Toronto), Howard Hotson (Oxford), and James A.T. Lancaster (Warburg).

 

Over the past few decades, intellectual history has undergone significant changes, as it has adapted to advances in cultural history, the social sciences, the history of the book and the letter, material culture, learned practices, the fine arts, and the history and philosophy of science, among others. Due to its inherently interdisciplinary nature, the adoption of new methods from outside disciplines could be said to be one of its greatest strengths. Yet, at the same time, the speed with which intellectual history has been able to adjust to changes in the outside world has meant that its identity has become fluid; lacking firm definition. What methods today define the practice of the intellectual historian? Is intellectual history a discipline still circumscribed by the “great book” and by “great thinkers,” its focus on canonical authors and their texts a help or a hindrance? Is a canon indispensable for connecting to students and broader readerships? Or should we emancipate ourselves from it entirely? Intellectual Hinterlands proposes to investigate the increasingly expansive historical, contextual, and methodological spaces in which intellectual history is now practiced, and to question whether, as intellectual historians, our unique perspective enables us to address the problems now facing liberal education, the humanities, and society at large.

 

Call for papers

Intellectual Hinterlands seeks papers and panels which address two general aspects of intellectual history: first, sessions built upon the success of cultural and intellectual contextualization, which stress the historical continuum of ideas which proceed the individual, “great” thinkers around whom courses, publications, and our discipline has principally been built; and second, sessions which take aim at methodological problems, such as the place of “great thinkers,” “great books,” and “grand narratives” in intellectual history, and, moreover, whether/how contemporary academics have addressed recent criticisms. The range of potential subjects of investigation is extremely broad, and may include, but is not limited to:

  • the influence and manufacture of celebrity, and the construction of the canon;
  • the place of “great thinkers” and “great books” in contemporary intellectual history practices;
  • the value of intellectual history to society at large;
  • the place of women as subjects of investigation in intellectual history;
  • the importance of studying popular intellectual movements in history;
  • whether the grand récit is essential or unacceptable within intellectual history at present;
  • panels which investigate particular “great thinkers” with an emphasis on their intellectual and cultural contexts: e.g., Nicole Oresme and fourteenth-century astrological practices, Kant and seventeenth-century   natural philosophy, Darwin and the nineteenth-century theology, etc.;
  • the importance of lesser-known thinkers to the practice of intellectual history;
  • the increasing impact of non-western traditions of thought upon intellectual history;
  • the place of intellectual historians in the academy;
  • the contribution and current place of women in contemporary intellectual history practices;
  • the place of the fine arts in intellectual history;
  • and popular perceptions of intellectual history.

The first and principal form of contributions will be brief papers relating to the theme of Intellectual Hinterlands at large. Papers can concentrate on any period, region, tradition or discipline, including the arts, humanities, sciences, and various forms of professional learning. As well as individual papers, we welcome proposals for panels of up to three papers and a commentator. Individual papers will be twenty minutes long, followed by ten minutes of discussion.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 350 words for each paper. Proposals for panels featuring a maximum of three papers should not exceed 1500 words. All proposals – for papers and panels – should be accompanied by a brief biographical statement. All proposals are due by 31 January 2014. Please submit paper and panel proposals using the online form.

For more information, please see the conference website: http://isih.history.ox.ac.uk/?page_id=2057.

James A.T. Lancaster (isih-info@history.ox.ac.uk)

Parution – Revue Intermédialités, no. 21 « inclure (le tiers) / including (the third term) »

La revue Intermédialités présente sa dernière parution :

inclure (le tiers) /
including (the third term)

No 21
Sous la direction de Marion Froger et Djemaa Maazouzi

Ce numéro thématique regroupe des articles de:

Frédérique Berthet (Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7), Suzanne Beth (Université de Montréal), Éric Méchoulan (Université de Montréal), Sébastien Ledoux (Université Paris 1), Sylvie Rollet (Université de Poitiers), Lucie Szechter (Université de Montréal),  Sophie Wahnich (TRAM/IIAC, CNRS-EHESS).

L’article de Sophie Wahnich est accompagné du film Le beau dimanche de Dominique Cabrera (2007, 49 min.), accessible en intégralité sur le portail Érudit. La rubrique « Contrepoints » présente la transcription d’une conférence de Karlheinz Barck (1924-2012) qui revient sur l’importance décisive d’Harold Innis dans la formation de « L’École de communication de Toronto ».

Intermedialites_pub21_email

 

Accessible aux abonnés à l’adresse suivante:

www.erudit.org/revue/im/2012/v/n21/index.html


Abonnement électronique

Pour obtenir l’accès aux prochains numéros d’Intermédialités il suffit de vous abonner (2 numéros par année) sur le site de la SODEP ou en écrivant à l’adresse : abonnement@sodep.qc.ca

abonnement de deux ans (4 numéros)

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Institutionnel* 160,00 $ +tx / an

Les institutions souhaitant se procurer un abonnement doivent traiter directement avec Érudit, le portail qui héberge les publications électroniques de la revue, en écrivant à l’adresse suivante: erudit-abonnements@umontreal.ca

  

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Annonce – séminaire « Livre: Création, Culture et Société »

Le séminaire d’enseignement et de recherche « Livre: Création, Culture et Société » reprend ses activités jeudi prochain.
Ci-joint, pour rappel, le programme et le calendrier du second semestre.
N’hésitez pas à inciter étudiants et collègues à se joindre à nous.

Conférence – « Art versus esthétique »

La prochaine Grande Conférence des Archives Poincaré aura lieu le mercredi 15 janvier, de 17h00 à 19h00, dans la Salle Internationale de la MSH Lorraine (91 avenue de la Libération, Nancy, 3e étage, salle 324).

Nous aurons le plaisir d’accueillir Carole Talon-Hugon (Centre de recherche en histoire des idées, Nice-Sophia Antipolis) pour une conférence intitulée:


Art versus esthétique

 

Résumé:
Dans  le langage  ordinaire comme dans les discours savants, l’adjectif  « esthétique » est  souvent utilisé comme un synonyme d' »artistique ». Or  il y a là une  confusion regrettable car les valeurs de l’art ne se  réduisent pas à sa  valeur esthétique. Il s’agira ici de faire la  généalogie critique de  cette assimilation.
La programmation de l’année universitaire 2013-2014 inclut plusieurs conférences sur le thème « Esthétique & philosophie de l’art » (E&PA), et des conférences hors thème.

Les Grandes conférences sont organisées par :
* Archives Henri Poincaré (UMR 7117)
* Département de Philosophie de l’Université de Lorraine à Nancy
* Colloque permanent transfrontalier Nancy-Saarbrücken
* MSH Lorraine (USR 3261)

Le programme mis à jour est disponible sur le site des Archives Poincaré:
http://poincare.univ-lorraine.fr/fr/grandes-conferences-des-archives-poincare

 

Call for papers – Conference : « Networks in Literature and Films », Rutgers University

The Department of French at Rutgers University announces its Graduate and Post-Graduate Conference:

Networks in Literature and Films
An International Graduate and Post-Graduate Conference

Keynote speaker: Sylvaine Guyot, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

Friday, March 7 & Saturday, March 8, 2014
New Brunswick, NJ

The Rutgers University Department of French Graduate Student Organization is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference that explores the notion of networks in French and Francophone societies.

In the 21st century, the concept of networks tends to be associated with new technologies and the world economy because of the rise of the Internet and the globalization of social, cultural, and economic exchanges. This relational view of the world has deeply transformed our ways of conceiving past and present cultural objects, including literature and artwork.  Networks are now considered key players in the development of 20th and 21st-century aesthetics. Networks, however, existed long before the 20th century. The Republic of Letters in the 17th and 18thcentury, or the widespread use of correspondences across centuries can be seen as evidence of the work of networks in the pre-modern and modern periods. Networks are also a critical component of language and discursive formations in general, and their study has shed new light on the production of texts and stage performances.

This upcoming conference proposes to explore the broad and very rich idea of networks as a historical, cultural, political, and aesthetic phenomenon. We intend to examine the ways in which this phenomenon represents and is represented through various artistic media such as literature, film, music and visual arts in the Francophone world. What are networks? What are they made of? How do they work? What new understanding do they bring to French and Francophone literature and culture across centuries? Other possible avenues for investigation include:

How do communities of authors or artistic movements relate to network creation?

Might sociability or friendship be an expression of these network formations?

How do pre-modern networks relate to modern and/or postmodern networks?

Our understanding of networks is also deeply intertwined with our ways of representing or

conceptualizing them. For example, how could mapping be seen as a way to represent networks?

Deleuze, Foucault, Derrida and other critical theorists have analyzed language and social relations with notions relating to networks. How does their work enlighten or challenge our conception of networks?

How do words, ideas, and signs connect with each other in a text in order to create meaning?

How do texts enter into dialogue with past and present texts?

One can also extend the idea of networks to what is beyond the human world. For example, can one imagine our relation to the spiritual realm in terms of network realtions?

Do animals use networks?

How do animal networks challenge our human perception of the world?

 

Possible themes include but are not limited to:

relationality in postmodernist works
multiplicity
rhizomes
porosity and fusion
social & economic exchange
capitalism and its discontents
globalization
mapping
nomadism and territoriality
travel literature
immigration & movement
diasporas
identity formation
centers and peripheries
colonization
dramaturgy and performance
publishing and readership
translation and world literature
sociality and conflict
sympathy/empathy
friendship
new technologies
bio-networks
animal studies
spirituality and religion

The conference will have a panel format. We welcome papers in both French and English.
Abstracts should be submitted to the following email address:
networksrutgers2014@gmail.com: before the 20th of January. It should be
approximately 250-500 words and be preceded by a cover page with the following
information:

-Name (Last, First)
-Academic affiliation
-Title (PhD/Masters Candidate, Post-Docs, Visiting Professor, etc…)
-Title of the paper
-Telephone number
-Address
-Email address

This information should not appear on your abstract.