Om Netværket

Nordisk Netværk for Avantgardestudier er et nordisk forskningsnetværk støttet af Nordforsk 2004-2007. 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 2001-2004. Under forberedelse er et Europæisk Netværk for Avantgarde og Modernisme Studier, EAM, hvis første konference afholdes i Ghent, Belgien, maj 2008.

About the Network

The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies is supported by Nordforsk 2004-2007. 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. A European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, EAM, is under preparation and will have its first conference in Ghent in May 2008.
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Time, Space and Identity in Literature and Philosophy

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

- 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:

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

Best regards,

Tania Ørum and Laura Schultz