1 Mar 2006 20:50
conference: Picture This!
Liliane Weissberg <lweissbe <at> sas.upenn.edu>
2006-03-01 19:50:32 GMT
2006-03-01 19:50:32 GMT
The University of Pennsylvania/ Penn Humanities Forum Word and Image 2005-2006 presents: Picture This! Symposium on Photography and Narrative in Contemporary Literature 9:00 am-5:30 pm Friday, March 17th Penn Humanities Forum 3619 Locust Walk pre-registration (required): 215.573.8280. Free. Public invited. In 1837, when Nicore Niepce and Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre invented a process called daguerreotype, they probably had no idea of the flood of photographic images that would follow. Early photographs were unable to capture movement, but they could offer documentary evidence of persons or objects, or rival an older artistic medium, painting. In recent years, photography has stepped up its competition not only with the painted image, but also with the written word. Novelists like W.G. Sebald and Orhan Pamuk include photographs in their work, interspersing their words with images. What is the function of these photographs? How do they change the literary text? And how do we read them? Presented by the Penn Humanities Forum, Departments of German, English, Romance Languages, and History of Art, and Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. Program 9:00am Welcome Wendy Steiner, Co-Director, Penn Humanities Forum Liliane Weissberg, Topic Co-Director 2005-2006, Penn Humanities Forum 9:15am 10:45am Mapping the Terrain Session Chair: Marlies Schweitzer (Penn Humanities Forum) Ulrich Baer (New York University), Desiring Stories: How Photographs Engender Narrative. Nancy Shawcross (University of Pennsylvania/Penn Humanities Forum), The Archives Project: Snapshots from a Discontinuous Narrative 10:45am-11:00am Coffee Break 11:00am - 12:30pm Theorizing History Session Chair: Maurice Samuels (University of Pennsylvania/Penn Humanities Forum) Marcy Dinius (Penn Humanities Forum), From the Birth of Photography to the Death of the Author: Melville and DeLillo. Gerhard Richter (University of California, Davis), Unsettling Photography: Kafka, Derrida, Stefan Moses 12:30pm -2:00pm Lunch Break 2:00pm 3:30pm Crime Scenes Session Chair: Alexandra Pappas (Penn Humanities Forum) Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania), Revisiting Benjamins Scene of the Crime Karen Beckman (University of Pennsylvania/Penn Humanities Forum), Nothing to Say: Mortal Words and Photographs 3:30pm- 4:00pm Coffee Break 4:00pm- 5:30pm Mourning and Melancholia Session Chair: Liliane Weissberg Anneleen Masschelein (K.U. Leuven/ Universiteit Amsterdam), Can Suffering Be Exquisite? Notes on Sophie Calles Exquisite Pain and Three Types of Autofictional Staging of Grief Adrian Daub (University of Pennsylvania), W.G. Sebalds Invisible Captions: Photography and the Construction of Melancholia Liliane Weissberg Graduate Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Sciences University of Pennsylvania 747 Williams Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 215 898-3343 215 898-7332 _______________________________________________ CULTSTUD-L mailing list: CULTSTUD-L <at> comm.umn.edu http://www.comm.umn.edu/mailman/listinfo/cultstud-l