KONF: The Scene of Writing the Seen, online (17.-18.12.2021)

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Workshop Ekphrasis: The Scene of Writing the Seen

We are happy to share the news of the Reading Group Ekphrasis’ (Webpage: https://german.utoronto.ca/reading-group-ekphrasis-text-image-denkraume-3/) upcoming online workshop on December 17th and 18th. A fantastic international and interdisciplinary group of speakers including the keynote by Catriona MacLeod (Chicago) will speak on the topic of text-image relations:

Friday, December 17th:

10-11:30am: Manifesting the Scene

Grazia Pulvirenti (University of Catania) & Renata Gambino (University of Catania)

Ekphrasis, embodied simulation and the act of imagination

Chana Algarvio (University of Toronto)

Hieroglyphs as Art and Art as Hieroglyphs: Ancient Egyptian Text-Image Relations

Anne-Marie McManus (Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin)

Ekphrasis and the Arabic Letters: Materiality, Interpretation

12:00 Keynote:

Prof. Catriona MacLeod (University of Chicago)

2:30-4:00: Ekphrasis reconsidered: Mise-en-Scène

Hong Liu (University of Toronto)

Legibility of the tragic under the saturnine gaze: Walter Benjamin's reading of Dürer's Melencolia I 

Ella Wilhelm (University of Chicago)

Ekphrasis Classical and Romantic: The Transformation of a Genre

Ryan Dong Yan (University of Georgia)

How to Detect Invisible Force in Still-Life Art?

Saturday, December 18th:

10-11:30am: Uncovering the Scene: Politics & Ekphrasis

Alia Soliman (University College London)

The Limits of Alterity: Compulsive Visuality in Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station

Margaryta Golovchenko (University of Oregon)

Institutional Critique as Poesis in Robin Coste Lewis' Voyage of the Sable Venus

Una Tanovic (University of Massachusetts) 

Ekphrasis and Empathy: Representations of the Bosnian War in Photography and Poetry

1-2:30: Returning to the Seen

Megan Pounds (University of Michigan)

Intermedial Exchange and the Dada Event: Ekphrasis in Hans Richter’s Dada—Kunst und Antikunst and André Breton’s “Entrée des médiums”

Sara M. T. Goeth (University Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Rilke’s Briefe über Cézanne and Neue Gedichte as a textual museum 

Todd Maslyk (University of Michigan)

The Physics of Resistance

All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

If you would like to participate, please register by using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd09-z0AmdroSF6ZvXxKghf7PAIG2UnRKAB9v1E-4IV5hVaGQ/viewform

Please contact us via email (ekphrasis.toronto@gmail.com, andre.flicker@mail.utoronto.ca) for any further information.

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Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Lukas Büsse] betreut – editorial-germanistik@mail.h-net.msu.edu