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Localizing Theory. Schools of Thought and Policies of Knowledge in Contemporary Literary Studies Bucharest, 3-4 April 2015

03.04.2015 @ 9:30 am - 04.04.2015 @ 6:00 pm

Conference Program

Day 1 (3 April 2015)

9.30 – Conference opening speeches (Liviu Papadima, Mircea Martin, Mircea Vasilescu, Oana
Fotache), Council Room, Faculty of Letters

9.45 – Keynote lecture: Prof. Didier Coste, “Power Failure in Paris”: Detheorization of the Center

11.00 – Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 – Session 1. Ideologies and Theoretical Travels

Chair: Mircea Martin

Ioana Bican, Sans temps, ni lieu. Innover en théorie littéraire au temps du communisme

Ovidiu Verdeș, Matei Călinescu et la dimension autobiographique de la (re)lecture

Mircea Vasilescu, Intellectuels et médias dans la Roumanie postcommuniste. Débats et
instruments d’analyse

13.00 – 14.30 – Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00 – Sessions 2 and 3

Session 2. Romanian Marginalities (Literary Studies Department Room)

Chair: Mircea Vasilescu

Adriana Babeți, Un avant-poste margino-centrique. La littérature et ses théories à Timișoara
dans les années 70-80

Maricica Munteanu, Theory of Romanian National Identity: Cultural Identity and Geopolical
Immaginary

Antonio Patraș, For the Rehabilitation of the Common Place. Jean Paulhan, N. Steinhardt
and the ‘Terror in Literature’

Session 3. From Postcolonialism to Postcommunism and Back (Council Room)

Chair: Anca Băicoianu

Ioana Zirra, Is Romanian Postcommunist Identity Hyphenated in the Same Way as the
Poststructuralist, Postcolonial and Post-traumatic Hyphenated Identity Foregrounded by
Emily Apter’s New Comparative Literature Outlined in The Translation Zone?

Dumitru Tucan, The Adaptability of Theory. Postcolonialism vs Postcommunism in
Romanian Literary Studies

Bogdan Ștefănescu, Denied Visas: Tough Theoretical Travels between Postcolonial and
Postcommunist Worlds

16.00 – 16.30 – Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 – Session 4. Methodological Jetlags and/in Romanian literary studies (Council
Room)

Chair: Didier Coste

Adrian Tudurachi, La théorie à retardement : effets de la réception décalée des idées
littéraires

Magda Răduță, Il y a un champ dans cette littérature? Les défis de la théorie sociologique de
Pierre Bourdieu dans les études littéraires roumaines

Mircea Martin, Comment l’antimodernité a été accueillie en Roumanie

18.00 Welcome Cocktail

Day 2 (4 April 2015)

10.00 – 11.30 – Session 5 and 6

Session 5. Border Crossings (Council Room)

Chair: Ovidiu Verdeș

Caius Dobrescu, Why the Center-Periphery Divide Makes No Sense: Modernity as a Travelling
Sphere of Options

Ioan Alexandru Grădinaru, The Import of Thick Description in Romanian Religious Studies
Nicholas O. Pagan, Thing Theory and the Appeal of Literature

Session 6. Historical Perspectives (Literary Studies Department Room)

Chair: Ioana Bican

Ligia Tudurachi, Emprunter la théorie, re-fonder la communauté. La réception des idées de
Fr. Paulhan dans le cénacle Sburătorul (1919-1943)

Roxana Patraș, Where do Memories of Political Talk Come from? P.P. Carp and the Rising
of Englishness in Romanian culture

Romanița Constantinescu, L’identité de rôle – l’histoire discontinue d’une idée
transatlantique

Carmen Mușat, Can One Talk about the End of Literary Theory?

11.30 – 12.00 – Coffee break

12.00 – 13.30 – Sessions 7 and 8

Session 7. Western Theories, Eastern Practices (Council Room)

Chair: Dumitru Tucan

Oana Fotache, Foucault’s Reception by the Romanian Literary Field (1990-2000)

Roxana Eichel, Theory in Motion: from Kristeva’s Hyperbolic Western “We” to a Fictional
“I” in Byzantium

Liviu Papadima, Reception Theory in Retrospect

Session 8. Conceptualizing Contemporary Romanian Literature (Literary Studies Department
Room)

Chair: Caius Dobrescu

Robert Cincu, Localizing Postmodernism in Mănăștur

Cătălin Sturza, Two Generations of Romanian Writers (1980 and 1990) Facing the West.
The Three Postmodernisms

Bogdan Tănase, What Does “Inner Age” in Literary Studies Stand for? Travelling Literary
Concepts during Communism

13.30 – 15.00 – Lunch break

15.00 – 16.30 – Sessions 9 and 10

Session 9. Figures of Authority (Council Room)

Chair: Carmen Mușat

Laura Dumitrescu, Mon nom est Légion, car nous sommes nombreux

Laura Cernat, Shifting Histories – J.M. Coetzee’s Overwriting of Canonical Figures in Foe
and The Master of Petersburg

Mahmoud Baballah, The Legacy of Representation. Muslim Veiled Woman as Case Study
Serguei Panov, La connaissance du soi dans la culture littéraire. Projet transcendantal,
schème phénoménologique, illusion sémiotique

Session 10. Interpretive Experiments (Literary Studies Department Room)

Chair: Adrian Tudurachi

Eugen Radu Wohl, Tadeusz Kantor’s „Exploded” Artistic Form – An Exportable Model for
Interpretation

Laura Marin, Acclimater la figure

Anca Băicoianu, Thinking Space: Estrangement, Translation, and the Adventure of Theory

16.30 – 17.00 – Coffee

17.00 Closing remarks (Magda Răduță, Adrian Tudurachi), Council Room

Organizer

Facultatea de Litere

Venue

Facultatea de Litere
Str. Edgar Quinet, nr. 5-7
București, România
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004 021-313.88.75; 004 021-314.35.08/2141, 2143, 2278
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