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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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Call for Papers - Session on Avant-garde

Call for Papers

Session on Avant-garde

Codex and Code. Aesthetics, Language, and Politics in an Age of Digital Media

Norlit Conference, Stockholm, August 6–9, 2009

 

The interest for avant-garde has been growing during the first decade of the 21th century, and has resulted in the founding of, among others, the Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies and the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies. The continuing mapping out of avant-garde activities in the Nordic countries in relation to the world at large, has made it possible to establish a more nuanced and heterogenic aesthetic history of the 20th century, and to recognize the possibility for an avant-garde aesthetics in the early  21th century as well. The relation between avant-garde, modernism and post-modernism has been disputed, though, and the discussion has to be taken further to clarify the complex aesthetic strategies in the Modern (beginning around 1850). This session welcomes papers on all sorts of subjects and themes that relates to the phenomena of the avant-garde/s, and to the discussion of the avant-garde in relation to – to allude to Matei Calinescus book – ”Modernism, Avant-Garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism”, where one is inclined to add the notion of ”realism”. A continued mapping out of avant-garde activities in the  20th and 21th century, archive archeology resulting in the discovery of forgotten artist and writers, and discussions on Nordic, European or global avant-garde activities within single nations, in a Nordic perspective or in a global perspective, are just a few areas which might be covered in this session on the avant-garde – where all papers on the avant-garde are welcome.


Paper proposals for this session should be submitted before December 15, 2008. The abstracts should be no longer than 1 500 characters (including spaces), and should be sent to: Per Bäckström per.backstrom@hum.uit.no

 

The full-length paper (max 60 000 characters, including spaces) should be sent to the session organizer before June 6, 2009. The oral presentation at the conference will consist of a summary of the paper (max 10 minutes), followed by a discussion (10–15 minutes).

For further information about the conference, see: www.norlit.org.


Stedet: Modernisme i nordisk lyrikk 2

Hadle Oftedal Andersen, Peter Stein Larsen og Louise Mønster (red.):

Stedet: Modernisme i nordisk lyrikk 2

160 s.

Helsingfors universitet 2008

12 euro

 

Boken kan bestilles av elina.pelkonen@helsinki.fi

 

Fra baksideteksten:

 

Stedet - modernisme i nordisk lyrik 2 indeholder ti artikler, der handler om stedets betydning i nordisk modernistisk lyrik. Bogen forbinder således et meget centralt og aktuelt emne i litteraturforskningen med et specifikt nordisk og lyrisk perspektiv, og dens samlende element består deri, at alle artiklerne diskuterer stedsproblematikken i relation til vigtige moderne nordiske forfatterskaber samt optegner forbindelseslinjer imellem dem. Blandt de mere end fyrre forfatterskaber, der indgår i artiklernes behandling af stedsproblematikken, kan nævnes Vilhelm Ekelund, Gunnar Björling, Pär Lagerkvist, Gustaf Larsson, Rudolf Broby-Johansen, Henry Parland, Alf Larsen, Ole Sarvig, Per Højholt, Öyvind Fahlström, Klaus Rifbjerg, Tomas Tranströmer, Jan Erik Vold, Eldrid Lunden, Henrik Nordbrandt, Dan Turèll, Tor Ulven og Michael Strunge, ligesom artiklerne inddrager væsentlige nordiske tidsskrifter som Quesego og Klingen.


Indholdsliste:

 

Peter Stein Larsen og Louise Mønster: STEDET. Indledning

 

Unni Langås: GRAVSTEDET I NYERE NORDISK LYRIKK

 

Peter Stein Larsen: NATTEHIMLENS POETIK

 

Louise Mønster: VÆGGE OG MURE. Mødesteder i og imellem Tomas

Tranströmers og Henrik Nordbrandts forfatterskaber

 

Anders Nilsson: STADEN. Några nedslag i Gunnar Björlings och Tomas

Tranströmers poesi

 

Per Erik Ljung: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FRÅN HELSINGFORS TILL KÖPENHAMN

 

Hadle Oftedal Andersen: HEIME I MODERNITETEN, HEIME MED DØDEN. Om

Klaus Rifbjergs Amagerdigte og Jan Erik Volds Mor Godhjertas glade

versjon. Ja

 

Trygve Söderling: GATAN ELLER HALLONBACKEN - VAR ÄR MODERNISMENS

PLATS? En finländsk 1960-talsdebatt i nordiskt perspektiv

 

Per Bäckström: MEN OCKSÅ I POESIN ÅTERSTÅR ALLT ATT GÖRA. Diktens rum

hos Öyvind Fahlström & Per Højholt

 

Idar Stegane: KØBENHAVN OG TJØME. Alf Larsen sine poetiske stader

 

Eva-Britta Ståhl: HEMBYGDSDIKTNING, TRADITION OCH MODERNISM. Gustaf

Larssons diktning i ett nordiskt perspektiv

 

Bokens omslag kan beundres på www.helsinki.fi/nordica/publi/nh.htm

 

og den kan bestilles for den overkommelige pris av 12 euro - fritt tilsendt - hos elina.pelkonen@helsinki.fi

 

Call for Papers - Session on Language Materialism

Codex and Code. Aesthetics, Language, and Politics in an Age of Digital Media, Norlit Conference, Stockholm, August 6–9, 2009

For some time, not the least in a Nordic context, the concept of “language materialism” has circulated in the debate and discussion of literature (most notably, poetry). The term might refer to a number of things, and it has served both as a kind of schibboleth and as a derogatory designation. The aim of this session is to disentangle both the actual uses and the potential meanings of the concept, tracing its genealogy to the materiality of the linguistic sign (sound, visual constellation, typography, etcetera), but also to the media-technological materiality of literary practice and the social materiality of language. 

As digital media during the last decades have generated ideas about disembodiment and dematerialization, materiality as such has become an urgent issue to investigate, and its position and relevance in the context of literature none the less so. What does, for example, “poetic materiality” imply in a digital environment where language and image are the surface effects of code? And if the materiality of language often has been evoked as a form of resistance to notions of linguistic transparency, and to accompanying ideas about immediacy and direct communication, how can such a resistance be mobilized by literature today? The aim of the session is to address such and similar questions both from a theoretical viewpoint and from within the context of different genres and media (book, audiotape, digital media, etcetera). Possible topics can range from visual poetry to invented languages in literature, from book machines to cyberpoetics, from artist’s books to sound poetry to the triangulation between conceptuality, materiality, and code in contemporary literature …

Paper proposals for this session should be submitted before December 15, 2008. The abstracts should be no longer than 1 500 characters (including spaces), and should be sent to: jesper.olsson@littvet.su.se

The full-length paper (max 60 000 characters, including spaces) should be sent to the session organizer before June 6, 2009. The oral presentation at the conference will consist of a summary of the paper (max 10 minutes), followed by a discussion (10–15 minutes). 

For further information about the conference, see: www.norlit.org

 

Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism: A Gathering

Call For Proposals:

Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism: A Gathering

CUNY Graduate Center, Fall 2009

In celebration of its tenth year, Belladonna*/** will join with The CUNY Graduate Center's Women's Studies Certificate Program, Center for Research on Women and Society, Center for Humanities, Poetics Group, and English Department to present a conference aimed at advancing and broadcasting the life of Feminist Avant-Garde Poetics and Activism Today. The conference will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center on September 24 and 25, 2009.

Our goals for this conference are the following:

1)    To support the study of the Feminist Avant-Garde

2)    To encourage collaboration between radical feminist artists/thinkers/activists.

3)    To provide a space to think about relevant activism in these times, in this place.

We at Belladonna* are particularly interested in what's immediate, present and happening now. We would like this call to encourage conversations and new designs for work between genres, into activist communities, and among academic and non-academic discourse. We are looking for evolving modes of knowing and acting and resisting.

Papers and presentations might focus on (but are not limited to) the following topics:

                        Collaborations between poets and artists, poets and dancers, poetry theater, poets and scientists (or science), between teachers and students, between poets and community activists.

                        Critical consideration of women writers who for whatever reason have not yet received it--we welcome non-traditional and cross-genre approaches.

                        Race, Gender, Class: Working within and across affinities.

                        AgitProp that incorporates poetic thinking and expression.

                        Calls for Action. Organizing sessions.

Send panel proposals and/or paper abstracts (350 words maximum, or send a dvd of performance/visual /sound work) to belladonnaseries@gmail.com by  January 15, 2009.  As we proceed a web page will become available at belladonnaseries.org.

** Founded as a reading series at a women's radical bookstore in 1999, Belladonna* is a feminist avant-garde event (Belladonna Series) and publication project (Belladonna Books) that promotes the work of women writers who are adventurous, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, unpredictable, dangerous with language (to the death machinery). In its nine year history, Belladonna* has featured over 150 experimental and hybrid writers. The curators promote work that is explicitly innovative, connects with other art forms, and is political/critical in content.

* deadly nightshade, a cardiac and respiratory stimulant, having purplish-red flowers and black berries.