The Pedestal and its Mediations
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal
The Department of Comparative Literature at University of Montreal 's annual conference will be held on March 2nd and 3rd. This event primarily aims at establishing a stimulating forum of discussion, drawing on interdisciplinarity, allowing the exchange between graduate students from diverse backgrounds. The conference will be devoted to the pedestal and the implications and problematics underlying this figure. Intermediary between the objet consecrated and its consecrators, the pedestal is the locus and the pretext of a singular mediation between the work of art and the world, the artist and his spectators, the writer and his readers.