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.
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 ReadingChair: 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
Michelle Warren, Dartmouth College
10:30 a.m. Coffee
Skin and BodyChair: 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
PoliticsChair: Patricia Clare Ingham, Indiana University
"Ethics, Objects, Networks"
Jeffrey J. Cohen, George Washington University
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
HistoricityChair: 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
GenderChair: 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
Amy Hollywood, Harvard University
1:00 p.m. Lunch
Questions of DepthChair: 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 CommentsRandy Schiff, SUNY Buffalo
Patricia Clare Ingham, Indiana University
Noah Guynn, UC Davis