Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 1st, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Claire Colebrook, Penn State
"The ironization of form is like the storm which lifts up the curtain of the transcendental order of art and reveals it for what it is, in this order as well as in the unmediated existence of the work."
-Walter Benjamin, The Concept of Art Criticism in German Romanticism
"The irony of the novel is the self-correction of the world's fragility"
-Georg Lukacs, The Theory of the Novel