Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 14.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Subject: Arts of Transmission
Critical Inquiry and the Franke Institute for the Humanities invite you to
ARTS OF TRANSMISSION
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please call the Franke Institute for the Humanities
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
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
"Languages, Books, and Reading from the Printed Word to the Digital Text"
Lorraine Daston, Max Plank Institute, Berlin
"Type Specimens and Scientific Memory"
SATURDAY, MAY 22
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
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).
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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