Om Netværket

Nordisk Netværk for Avantgardestudier er et nordisk forskningsnetværk støttet af Nordforsk 2004-2009. I november 2008 blev netværket af NordForsk udnævnt til ”Nordic Research Gem”, et særligt succesrigt forskernetværk. Nordisk Netværk for Avantgarde Studier vil styrke og koordinere mindre og spredte nationale forskningsmiljøer, bidrage til at fremme udveksling af viden om forskelle og ligheder mellem de nordiske lande og gøre nordisk avantgardeforskning internationalt synlig. Nordisk Netværk for Avantgardestudier afholder en årlig konference. Netværket danner også ramme for udarbejdelsen af De nordiske avantgarders kulturhistorie i 4 bind og et elektronisk arkiv for dokumenter fra de nordiske avantgarder. Det nordiske forskningsnetværk er en videreudvikling af det danske forskningsnetværk ”Avantgardernes genkomst og aktualitet” støttet af Det humanistiske Forskningsråd i Danmark 2001-2004. Nordisk Netværk for Avantgardestudier har desuden medvirket til at oprette et Europæisk Netværk for Avantgarde og Modernisme Studier, EAM, hvis første konference blev afholdt i Ghent, Belgien, maj 2008. EAMs anden konference afholdes i Poznan, Polen, 2010.

About the Network

The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies is supported by Nordforsk 2004-2009. In November 2008 The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies was elected as a ”Nordic Research Gem”, an exceptionally succesful research network, by NordForsk. The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies aims to support and coordinate small and dispersed national centres of research, help promote the exchange of knowledge about differences and similarities among the avant-garde currents and research in the Nordic countries, and make Nordic avant-garde research visible in a European and international context. The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies has a yearly conference. Within the Network an editorial group is preparing a four-volume Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes and an electronic archive of documents from the Nordic avant-gardes. The Nordic network is an extension of the Danish research network ”The Return and Actuality of the Avant-Gardes” supported by the Danish Research Council 2001-2004. The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies has initiated a European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, EAM, which had its first conference in Ghent, Belgium, in May 2008. The second EAM conference will take place in Poznan, Poland, in 2010.

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Utopia: The Avant-Garde, Modernism and (Im)possible Life.


David Ayers10:01am Jul 13
Utopia: The Avant-Garde, Modernism and (Im)possible Life.

Utopian hope and dystopian despair are characteristic features of Modernism and the avant-garde. Readings of the avant-garde have frequently sought to identify utopian moments coded in its works and activities as optimistic signs of a possible future social life, or as the attempt to preserve hope against the closure of an emergent dystopian present. In the fourth volume of the EAM series, European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, we aim to cast light on the history, theory and actuality of the utopian and dystopian strands which run through the European modernism and avant-garde from the late 19th to the 21st Century.

• how have modernism and the avant-garde responded to historical circumstance in mapping the form of possible futures for humanity?
• how have avant-garde and modernist works presented ideals of living as alternatives to the present?
• how have avant-gardists acted with or against the state to remodel human life or to resist the instrumental reduction of life by administration and industrialisation?
• how have theory and the avant-garde interacted and co-articulated each other in the projection of utopian/dystopian possibilities?
• does the avant-garde inevitably succumb to the domination of the real or do its workings achieve real or symbolic effects?
• is modernism the mirror of the modern or its utopian antithesis?

We invite proposals for contributions of about 6000 words relevant to these themes, in English, French or German. The outline proposal should consist of one page of no more than 700 words. It should also include the name of the contributor, institutional affiliation, biography (max. 200 words) and a list of no more than ten recent and relevant publications. Proposals by non-members of EAM and by Ph.D. students will be considered. 

Proposals will NOT be accepted after August 29, 2014.

Please send proposals to utopia@kent.ac.uk

Special offer on Karen Kurczynski's book on Asger Jorn

Dear Members of the Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies,

Please find attached a flyer announcing Karen Kurczynski’s book on Asger Jorn. The publishers at Ashgate have kindly offered a special deal to members of the network: 

Members of the network can order the book with a 20 % discount, see the code below.

I think it is probably the best book about Jorn published yet.

Best wishes

Tania 

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Last call; Art in transfer. Curatorial Practices and Transnational Strategies in the Era of Pop

Dear Colleagues,   

Please note the upcoming deadline for proposals to the conference; 

Art in transfer. Curatorial Practicesand Transnational Strategies in the Era of Pop. 
CONFERENCE 6-8th November 2014, arr. by Södertörn University, CBEES, Terra Art Foundation. 

Conference sites; Södertörn University and Moderna Museet.
 

Consult www.sh.se/artintransfer. 

Sincerely 

Annika Öhrner 

A Valentine to Gertrude Stein: Copenhagen Conference in May 2014

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CfP - Modernism Now! BAMS International Conference

26–28 June 2014

Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London

Call For Papers

Keynote Speakers:
Tyrus Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, London)

Modernism Now! is a three-day international, interdisciplinary conference organised by the British Association for Modernist Studies, designed to explore ‘modernism’ today. The conference thus aims to discuss not only the past achievements of modernism but also to consider its possible futures. In Modernism and Theory, Neil Levi has recently suggested that in thinking about modernism we consider ‘the idea of a contemporary perpetuation of artistic modernism’ and that we see ‘modernist works as events whose implications demand continued investigation.’

Modernism Now! will explore these issues in two distinct ways:

  •  The conference aims to represent and reflect on the diversity of modernist studies today, and calls for papers assessing modernist writers, artists, texts and performances from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, methodological standpoints, and theoretical perspectives.
  •  Modernism Now! also wishes to explore the ongoing use of ‘modernism’ as a cultural, philosophical, and artistic category, analysing how and where modernism functions as a continuing aesthetic in the twenty-first century, across multiple disciplines, geographies, and traditions.

Topics might include (but are not restricted to):

  • The idea of a contemporary modernism
  • Modernist futures and legacies
  • Past and previous modernisms
  • Modernism as a continuing event
  • Current debates in world literature and global modernist studies that stretch the historical/geographical framework of modernism
  • The ‘nowness’ (Jetztzeit) of modernism; the new and the now
  • Assessments of individual writers, artists, performers, texts, works of art that explore their status and relevance today
  • Historical assessments of the term ‘modernism’
  • New trends in modernist studies e.g. periodical studies
  • Anachronism
  • Disciplinary borders and boundaries around modernism today
  • ‘Early’ and ‘late’ modernisms; periodising modernism
  • Current theorisations of modernism as a social/cultural/philosophical/political category
  • How modernism informs the practice of contemporary artists/writers/performers
  • Modernism and the tradition of the avant-garde
  • Singular and plural modernism(s)

Proposals are welcomed for 20min papers, panels of 3-4 speakers, and focused round-tables on particular topics. Proposals should be no longer than 250 words per individual paper and should include a short biography for each speaker, including contact details.

Delegates must be members of BAMS in order to register. To become a member, go to http://bams.ac.uk/membership/

Proposals should be emailed to modernismnow@bams.ac.uk by January 31st 2014.

Conference Organising Committee
Dr Suzanne Hobson (Queen Mary, University of London)
Chris Mourant (King’s College London)
Dr Cathryn Setz (University of Oxford)
Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)

CfP - A Valentine To Gertrude Stein: The Reception of Gertrude Stein in the Arts and Humanities

8 – 10 May 2014

 

Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

and co-organized with Ghent University and Linköping University

 

As a writer and famous art collector, Gertrude Stein inspired generations of poets and painters; as a cultural icon she inspired feminist and gay activists, and her influence seems to be increasing still. Today, Stein’s impact is felt and recognized across such diverse fields as literature, theatre, film, visual arts, dance, performance, etc.

Because Stein’s influence has manifested itself to a wide extent through artistic appropriations and re-mediations, academic research has had troubles catching up with this diverse, crossdisciplinary reception. In recent years, however, we have seen how artists and scholars working in the crossover field between artistic practice and academic research have increasingly reflected the interdisciplinary reception of Gertrude Stein.

Several large conferences host well-attended panels on Gertrude Stein each year but Stein, in contrast to her modernist peers, has only rarely been the subject of a multiple-day scholarly gathering and thus has not received the same attention and scrutiny as her (male) contemporaries.

 

This conference will focus on the interdisciplinary reception of Stein among artists and academics, and create a platform for in-depth and extended Stein discussion. The event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Stein’s seminal poetry collection, Tender Buttons. This book of prose poems is itself an interdisciplinary work of literary still lifes, collage texts obsessed with issues from the visual arts like perspective, visuality, texture,

space, materiality and physical objects.

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CFP: The fourth international conference of EAM

University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland 29.-31.8.2014

(Scroll down for the full calls for papers and chairs)

 

UTOPIA

 

Modernism and Avant-gardism are artistic languages of rupture. Both were directed against traditional ways of conceiving art, often assuming an antagonistic position in relationship to existing cultural and social institutions and relationships. This conference explores the utopian alternatives which Modernist and avant-garde artists offered to existing society. This was not always simply a question of taking an outside position: for example, the Russian avant-garde was co-opted by the early Soviet state in an uneasy – and temporary – alliance to give birth to the New Man. The 2014 EAM conference in Helsinki commemorates the centenary of the break-out of the First World War by taking as its starting point the many utopian dreams within European literature and arts as well as their collapse in the face of the horrors of war. The effects of the War lasted throughout the century, and the conference will also explore the utopian dimensions of the neo-avant-garde, be it that of the West which dreamed alternatives to conformism and consumer society, or of the East which sheltered alternatives to socialist dystopia. We thus invite proposals for contributions that deal with the alternatives that modernism and the avant-garde offered to existing reality: utopias; chimeras; dreams; abstractions; desires; myths; dystopias; cityscapes or impossible landscapes; politics or anti-politics; the body freed or harnessed; erotic or amatorial liberation; the retreat into private worlds or the mapping of bold alternatives; the avant-garde as alternative to or embodiment of the state; the utopian moment in the nihilistic or rebarbative art-work. We welcome contributions across all areas of avant-garde and modernist research or practice: art, literature, music, architecture, film, artistic and social movements, lifestyle, television, fashion, drama, performance, activism, design and technology.

For all the enquiries about the conference, please contact us after August 1: eam-2014@helsinki.fi


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UTOPIA

University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland 29.-31.8.2014

Modernism and Avant-gardism are artistic languages of rupture. Both were directed against traditional ways of conceiving art, often assuming an antagonistic position in relationship to existing cultural and social institutions and relationships. This conference explores the utopian alternatives which Modernist and avant-garde artists offered to existing society. This was not always simply a question of taking an outside position: for example, the Russian avant-garde was co-opted by the early Soviet state in an uneasy – and temporary – alliance to give birth to the New Man. The 2014 EAM conference in Helsinki commemorates the centenary of the break-out of the First World War by taking as its starting point the many utopian dreams within European literature and arts as well as their collapse in the face of the horrors of war. The effects of the War lasted throughout the century, and the conference will also explore the utopian dimensions of the neo-avant-garde, be it that of the West which dreamed alternatives to conformism and consumer society, or of the East which sheltered alternatives to socialist dystopia. We thus invite proposals for contributions that deal with the alternatives that modernism and the avant-garde offered to existing reality: utopias; chimeras; dreams; abstractions; desires; myths; dystopias; cityscapes or impossible landscapes; politics or anti-politics; the body freed or harnessed; erotic or amatorial liberation; the retreat into private worlds or the mapping of bold alternatives; the avant-garde as alternative to or embodiment of the state; the utopian moment in the nihilistic or rebarbative art-work. We welcome contributions across all areas of avant-garde and modernist research or practice: art, literature, music, architecture, film, artistic and social movements, lifestyle, television, fashion, drama, performance, activism, design and technology.
 
For all the enquiries about the conference, please contact us after August 1: eam-2014@helsinki.fi

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Nordisk nettverk for avantgardestudier utgir i disse dager første bind av pionerverket A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries. Vagants Ragnild Lome har snakket med redaktør og koordinator Tania Ørum.

 

« Fra mellomkrigstida kan vi se hvordan de avantgardistiske strømningene blir tatt opp i den nordiske kulturpolitikken. Avantgarden inspirerer den moderniseringen som kommer til å kjennetegne Skandinavia i disse årene. Man kan selvfølgelig diskutere om dette er et uttrykk for at avantgardebevegelsene slår bredt gjennom, eller om det betyr at de blir ufarliggjort.»

 

Fredag i forrige uke ble Sofi Oksanen tildelt Svenska Akademiens prestisjefylte nordiske pris for sitt forfatterskap. I årets første nummer av Vagant, som slippes 16. april, ser Joni Hyvönen nærmere på Oksanens romankunst. I bladet kan man også lese om Timothy Garton Ash, som de tre siste tiårene har skrevet europeisk «nåtidshistorie», samt en rikholdig jubileumsavdeling som kaster nytt lys over Vagants spede begynnelse. Tegn et abonnement nå og motta bladet i posten før det når utsalgsstedene

 

God lesning! http://www.vagant.no/nettverkshistorie/ 

 

Bildet er Hilma af Klints Svanen Nr. 9, 1914/1915, 155×152 cm, olje på lerret. Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm.

Call for papers to the conference 3-5 October 2013 - correction

By mistake the Norwegian editor had been omitted in the call for papers, so here is the correct announcement:

best wishes  Tania

Reminder

 

Call for papers to the conference 3-5 October 2013

 

The Avant-Gardes in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950: History, Culture

and Aesthetics

at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Cultural Studies and the Arts

in preparation for the second volume of The Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries edited by Kari J. Brandtzæg, Fredrik Hertzberg, Benedikt Hjartarson, Torben Jelsbak, Andrea Kollnitz, Per Stounbjerg, Tania Ørum and Dorthe Aagesen.

Avantgardenetværkets kalender

LITERARY TRANSCENDENCES

 7-8 October 2010, University of Tampere, Finland

Keynote speakers of the conference include: *Kevin Hart* (Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies, University of Virginia) and *Shira Wolosky* (Professor of American Studies and English Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

In the wake of the “immanent turns” in philosophy and cultural studies in the 1970s and 1980s transcendence was deemed a relic and a hierarchical concept that established false authority and even spiritual tyranny. In recent years thinkers in diverse fields have turned to transcendence again: not in order to rehabilitate but to rearticulate ‘transcendence’ as a concept for epistemological, literary and aesthetic criticism. It seems that philosophies of all-inclusive immanence repeat the same hegemonic mistakes for which thinkers of transcendence were previously criticised. Hence immanence needs to be radically revised and cracked open—not in order to establish other worlds or any deeper realities with their paramount Others, but so as to reveal ontological and epistemological blind spots unattainable by means of ordinary language and thought.

 

EAM - High and Low

The next EAM conference High and Low will be held at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan in Poland from 9-11 September 2010. Visit the conference website

LE LIVRE D’ARTISTE : QUELS PROJETS POUR L’ART ?

Organisé par l’université de Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne en collaboration avec l’université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne

À Rennes, les 18, 19 et 20 mars 2010

Le livre d’artiste est une forme récente de la création où l’artiste utilise le support du livre pour produire une œuvre à part entière. Sous l’apparence inoffensive d’un livre ordinaire, souvent modeste, il cherche à intervenir dans le champ des idées et des concepts plutôt qu’à exhiber le raffinement de sa forme graphique et éditoriale.

 

 



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