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TitelEXTENDED DEADLINE: The Future of Philology

NEW DEADLINE: January 16, 2012

Philology in the emphatic sense is undergoing a renaissance within the humanities. This revival of the “core competencies” of literary studies bespeaks a newfound awareness of the status and relevance of literature and language studies among other disciplines. We will explore these currents as possibilities for interdisciplinary research rather than just as counter-trends to it.

Three tendencies can be distinguished within this recent development:
(1) a broadening of the thematic and methodological scope that points to a movement away from the text itself. By this we mean not only the emergence of cultural and media studies, but also the department’s function as an outpost of continental philosophy and a testing ground for questions not yet ascribed to specific disciplines.
(2) a recent focus on the old core competencies of philological work and research that point to a return to the text, such as edition philology, the study of the materiality of texts, archival studies, narratology, and genre theory.
(3) an increasing historical and praxeological self-reflection of the discipline itself. As products of the nineteenth century, modern language philologies emerged as politically charged national philologies whose residual nationalism demands critical attention.

We are not simply confronted with a return to traditional values and a turning away from interdisciplinarity. Philology does in fact have something to offer to other disciplines. In light of all these differing tendencies, what are the common boundaries of the discipline? Have these boundaries reached a degree of permeability that threatens the cohesion of the field itself, or might this apparent diversification prove to be a force of consolidation? Can these currents contribute to each other? And can other disciplines learn from philological research methods?

We encourage submissions from all language and literature departments, as well as other fields within the humanities and social sciences. Reflections on the profile of the discipline of philology are as welcome as presentations that exemplify new thematic and methodological currents and their position within the field.

We are happy to announce that Nikolaus Wegmann (Princeton) will be delivering the keynote address.

The conference will be held at Deutsches Haus at Columbia University in the City of New York on Friday, February 24-25, 2012.
Please submit a 300 word abstract for a 15-20 minute paper by January 16, 2011, to

Topics may include but are not limited to:

- Edition philology and editorics
- Philology and the archive
- Philology and notational iconicity
- Philology and genre theory
- The materiality of text
- Praxeology
- The history of philology
- Metatheoretical and metaconceptual outlooks on the field
- Philology and interdisciplinarity
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortNew York
PersonName: Hannes Bajohr 
Funktion: Mitorganisator 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Columbia University, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures 
Strasse/Postfach: 414 Hamilton Hall, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue 
Postleitzahl: 10027 
Stadt: New York 
Telefon: (+1) 212 854-3202 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Computerphilologie; Editionstheorie; Erzähltheorie; Geschichte der Germanistik; Historische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Leserforschung; Literaturpsychologie; Literatursoziologie; Literaturtheorie: Themen; Medien- u. Kommunikationsgeschichte (Hand-, Druckschrift, Film, Rundfunk, Computerspiel usw.); Medien- u. Kommunikationstheorie; Rhetorik
Zusätzliches SuchwortPhilologie; Editorik; Schriftbildlichkeit; Textmaterialität; Praxeologie; Interdisziplinarität
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