Monday, February 06, 2012

Surface, Symptom and the State of Critique

by J J Cohen


If you can't attend the big Exemplaria symposium this weekend on Surface, Symptom and the State of Critique, you may be interested to know that there will be a live stream. I'm reproducing the program below. It looks to be quite the confab.


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Schedule of Presentations

(please note that times given here are estimations)

Friday, February 10, 2012

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction: Elizabeth Scala, University of Texas

Strategies of Reading

Chair: Peggy McCracken, University of Michigan 
"Faith and Betrayal: Close Reading and/as Psychoanalysis"
Ben Saunders, University of Oregon
"Digital Stylistic Analysis and the Textual Unconscious"
David Schalkwyk, Folger Shakespeare Library
"The At-ar-ar-chive"
Michelle Warren, Dartmouth College
10:30 a.m. Coffee

11:00 a.m. 

Skin and Body

Chair: Tison Pugh, University of Central Florida
"Medial Body / Figural Body"
Julie Orlemanski, Boston College
"A feel for Manuscript"
Catherine Brown, University of Michigan
"Surface and Depth on a Bestiary Page"
Sarah Kay, Princeton University
12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. 

Politics

Chair: Patricia Clare Ingham, Indiana University 
"Ethics, Objects, Networks"
Jeffrey J. Cohen, George Washington University
"Crisis Mode"
George Edmondson, Dartmouth College
"Surface and Depth, Local and Global: The Politics of Critical Attention in the 21st Century"
Geraldine Heng, University of Texas
"I Don't Know About Your Brian, But Mine is Really Bossy"
L.O. Aranye Fradenburg, UC Santa Barbara

Saturday, February 11, 2012

9:30 a.m. 

Historicity 

Chair: W. Joseph Taylor, University of Alabama, Huntsville
"Free Reading: Amateurs and the Discipline of Literary Studies"
Carolyn Dinshaw, New York University
"Allegory, Archive and Fursonae: Schreber's Own Private Renardie"
James Simpson, University of Glasgow
"Medieval Studies in a Secular Age"
Ethan Knapp, Ohio State University
11:00 a.m. Coffee

11:30 a.m. 

Gender

Chair: Joseph Campana, Rice University
"Feminist Criticism: Back to the Future?"
Ruth Evans, St. Louis University
"Surface, Depth, and the Interpretive Shuttle: The Case of the Early Modern Women's Letters"
Deanna Shemek, University of Southern California
"Living on the Surface: The Resistance to Symptomatic Reading in Medieval German Studies"
Sara S. Poor, Princeton
"Reading Devotion"
Amy Hollywood, Harvard University
1:00 p.m. Lunch

2:30 p.m. 

Questions of Depth

Chair: Jonathan P. Lamb, University of Kansas
"Disturbing Familiarity: Literal Reading and the Question of Transcendence"
Constance Furey, Indiana University
"Description and Meta-language"
Mark Chinca, Cambridge University
"Reading Pastimes, or the Way We Ream Then"
Karma Lochrie, Indiana University
"Reading the Book of Nature: Surface, Symptom and Science in the Work of Francis Bacon"
Henry Turner, Rutgers University

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Final Comments

Randy Schiff, SUNY Buffalo
Patricia Clare Ingham, Indiana University
Noah Guynn, UC Davis

5 comments:

Eileen Joy said...

This looks wonderful; maybe I should go. Wait, I *am* going. Terrific. Would it be appropriate, do you think, to shower the presenters with cascades of roses?

Karl Steel said...

cascades of tweets, please.

Eileen Joy said...

I shall dedicate my Exemplaria twittering to the Professor and the Potiche.

Jeffrey Cohen said...

Yes to the roses, but please remove the thorns first. You don't want to scratch any corneas when you start the cascade.

Karl Steel said...

EJ, we shall accept them, in gratitude. And if you'd like Le Prof to translate your tweets into (BAD) French...