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A Valentine to Gertrude Stein: The Reception of Gertrude Stein in the Arts and Humanities. 8-10 May 2014.
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Laura Luise Schultz (University of Copenhagen), Sarah Posman (Ghent University), Solveig Daugaard (Linköping University), Tania Ørum (University of Copenhagen), Mette Tranholm (University of Copenhagen)
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Call for papers
A Valentine To Gertrude Stein:
8 – 10 May 2014
Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
As a writer and famous art collector, Gertrude Stein inspired generations of poets and painters; as a cultural icon she inspired feminist and gay activists, and her influence seems to be increasing still. Today, Stein’s impact is felt and recognized across such diverse fields as literature, theatre, film, visual arts, dance, performance, etc.
This conference will focus on the interdisciplinary reception of Stein among artists and academics, and create a platform for in-depth and extended Stein discussion. The event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Stein’s seminal poetry collection, Tender Buttons. This book of prose poems is itself an interdisciplinary work of literary still lifes, collage texts obsessed with issues from the visual arts like perspective, visuality, texture, space, materiality and physical objects.
The conference will be located in Copenhagen and reflect the growing Scandinavian interest in Gertrude Stein, while at the same time reaching out to a broader European and US community. During the last decade a community around the Danish Gertrude Stein Society and the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen has initiated, inspired and supported a number of new translations, readings, presentations as well as stage productions of Stein’s writing, making Copenhagen the perfect site for a conference focused on the exchange between artists and scholars.
It is a major goal of the conference to establish a meeting between European and American Stein research. Stein herself made a great point of staging herself as a truly American writer – perhaps even the quintessential American writer. However, her influence on European art and thinking has been substantial, and alongside American academic scholarship, a strong European Stein research community has developed. And of course, her own work was written in a European environment and formed by her first-hand experience of European movements in art and culture.
We are very proud to welcome six keynote speakers, all of whom are distinguished representatives of Gertrude Stein’s diverse and transatlantic reception in the arts as well as humanities:
o Performance in the broadest, cross-disciplinary sense: theatrical, artistic, literary, and social (e.g. performing as a male genius)
The conference language is English. Proposals are welcome from individuals, and from panels of three or four. We especially welcome panel proposals.
Panel proposals should include the following information:
Individual proposals should include the following information:
Refereering of proposals will be conducted by the conference organizers.
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REGISTRATION FEE: 50 €
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