18.014 Arts of Transmission: discussion conference

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Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 01:53:12 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 14.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 07:02:29 +0100
             From: Carrie Olivia Adams <cadams@press.uchicago.edu>
             Subject: Arts of Transmission

    Critical Inquiry and the Franke Institute for the Humanities invite you to

    A Discussion Conference
    May 21-22, 2004

    This event calls together experts from a range of disciplines--literature,
    sociology, anthropology, science studies, filmmaking, and more--to examine
    relationships among ideas and cultures of communication past and present.
    Today, authorship, reading, the concepts of information and communication
    themselves--the basic terms in which we think about creative work are
    changing beyond recognition. This conference will bring together new
    perspectives able to perceive common issues extending across otherwise deep
    historical, theoretical, and disciplinary rifts.

    The University of Chicago
    Swift Hall, 3rd Floor auditorium, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL

    Please register if you would like lunch: franke-humanities@uchicago.edu

    For more information, please call the Franke Institute for the Humanities
    at 773-702-8274


    FRIDAY, MAY 21

    9am - 12pm
    I. Forms and Media

    Elena Esposito, Sociology, University of Urbino
    "The Arts of Contingency"

    Gregory Nagy, Classics, Harvard University
    "Transmission of Archaic Greek Sympotic Songs from Lesbos to Alexandria"

    Alan Liu, English, University of Santa Barbara
    "Transcendental Data: Toward a Cultural History and Aesthetics of the New
    Encoded Discourse"

    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    II. Writing and Memory

    Ann Blair, History, Harvard University
    "Note Taking as an Art of Transmission"

    John Guillory, English, New York University
    "The Memo and Modernity"

    3:30pm - 5:00pm
    III. Universal Languages

    Roger Chartier Director of Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences
    Sociales, Paris
    "Languages, Books, and Reading from the Printed Word to the Digital Text"

    Lorraine Daston, Max Plank Institute, Berlin
    "Type Specimens and Scientific Memory"



    8:45am - 10:15am
    Institutions and Impediments I

    Mary Poovey, English, New York University
    "The Limits of the University Knowledge Project: British India and the East

       Janice Radway, Literature, Duke University
    "Research Universities, Periodical Publication, and the Circulation of
    Professional Expertise: On the Significance of Middlebrow Authority"

       10:30 - 12:00
    Institutions and Impediments II

       Peter Galison, History of Science, Physics, Harvard University
    "Removing Knowledge"

    Friedrich Kittler, Media History and Aesthetics, Humboldt University, Berlin
    "Universities: Wet, Hard, Soft, Harder"

       1:30pm - 4:30pm (Note change in location)
    Film Studies Center, Cobb 306, 5811 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL

    The Arts of Transmitting Transmission Arts

       David and Judith MacDougall, Filmmakers, Australian National University,
    Introduction to their film Photo Wallahs
    Film Screening and Discussion


    Panels at the conference will address papers to be published inCritical
    Inquiry (Autumn 2004).
    [material deleted]

    Conference Respondents include:
    Danielle Allen, Classics, Committee on Social Thought, Political Science,
    University of Chicago
    Bill Brown, English, University of Chicago
    James Chandler, English, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
    Dipesh Chakrabarty, South Asian Languages & Civilizations, History,
    University of Chicago
    Frances Ferguson, English, Johns Hopkins University
    Tom Gunning, Cinema and Media Studies, Art History, University of Chicago
    Mark Hansen, English, Princeton University
    Adrian Johns, History, University of Chicago
    Sudipta Kaviraj, Political Studies, School of African and Oriental Studies,
    University of London.
    Mashall Sahlins, Anthropology, University of Chicago
    Joel Snyder, Art History, University of Chicago
    Candace Vogler, Philosophy, University of Chicago
    David Wellbery, Germanic Studies, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

    The conference organizers are James Chandler, Barbara E. and Richard J.
    Franke Professor of English and director of the Franke Institute, Arnold
    Davidson, professor of philosophy, and Adrian Johns, professor of history,
    all at the University of Chicago.

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