Workshop om Stein på Københavns Universitet

13/02/2007 § Leave a comment

Onsdag d. 28. februar fra 10 til 16 foregår følgende workshop på Københavns Universitet Amager. Medlemmer af Steinselskabet og øvrige interesserede er meget velkomne.
Workshoppen foregår på engelsk.

Workshop February 28, 2007, 10.00 – 16.00
University of Copenhagen, Room 24.2.07

Time, Space and Identity in Literature and Philosophy
– viewed through the examples of Gertrude Stein and Gilles Deleuze

The philosophy of Gilles Deleuze has received widespread recognition in recent years due to his attempt to reflect the implications of a processual view of the world for our understanding of concepts such as subjectivity, politics and art. This radical processuality and instability has culturally been associated with the postmodern epoch after the second world war. In fact, Deleuzes thinking touches on more basic and general problems with a longer history in Western art and thinking. Through the work of Gertrude Stein, this seminar tries to explore some of these basic philosophical and aesthetic implications of deleuzean thinking.
Gertrude Stein is one of the great representatives of the continuity between high modernism and postmodernism. The affinities between Gertude Stein’s literary thinking and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze are obvious. Stein’s permutation texts in an exemplary way explore the relations of difference and repetition, the singular and the general, to which Deleuze gave special attention in his thinking.
Both Stein and Deleuze were, in different ways, inspired by the philosophies of process emerging around the beginning of the twentieth century as represented in the thinking of Henri Bergson, William James and Alfred North Whitehead. The seminar will approach the analogies between Stein’s aesthetics and Deleuze’s thinking with regards to process, becoming and composition and especially the reconceptualizing of notions of time, space and identity that manifests itself in these lines of thought. The seminar will approach these issues through readings of Stein and Deleuze and try to place them in a broader philosophical and aesthetic context.


10.00 Tania Ørum: Welcome
10.30 Sarah Posman: Lifting Belly Sublimely: Mapping Gertrude Stein’s Feminist Sublime by way of Gilles Deleuze
11.15 Solveig Daugaard: An art of the Singular – Stein’s literary portraits in a Deleuzian perspective
12.00 Peter Borum: Stein via Deleuze
12. 45 Lunch
13.30 Nils Olsson: When the work takes place. Reading Stein from the future
14.15 Laura Schultz: Gertrude Stein’s concept of composition: time, space process
15.00 Discussion


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