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Ergebnisanzeige "ACLA-Panel 2015: The Right to Literature"
RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelACLA-Panel 2015: The Right to Literature
BeschreibungACLA 2015 Seminar — Seattle, 26.03.-29.03.2015

The Right to Literature

Organizer: Michiel Bot, Bard College
Co-Organizer: Kirk Wetters, Co-Organizer Institution: Yale University

This panel invites proposals for papers that explore the idea, mentioned by writer and philosopher Michel Surya in a 2006 interview with Daniel Bensaïd, that “the freedom of literature and of thought is at the origin of all freedoms, including political ones.” (“La liberté de la littérature est au principe de toutes les libertés,” Contretemps 15, February 2006)

Surya’s idea resonates with the following quote from Jacques Derrida’s Rogues: "[i]s it not also democracy that gives the right to irony in the public space? Yes, for democracy opens public space, the publicity of public space, by granting the right to a change of tone (Wechsel der Töne), to irony as well as to fiction, the simulacrum, the secret, literature, and so on" (91-2).

Possible topics for this panel include:
Literature and democracy
Literature, secularism, multiculturalism
The right to irony as a right to publicness
The right not to be taken literally
The right to offend
The exceptio artis in free speech legislation and jurisprudence
Scandalous texts, scandalous images, scandalous performances, etc.
Regimes of censorship
Copyright struggles

Possible interlocutors are the members of Pussy Riot, Elfriede Jelinek, Mikhail Bakhtin, Fethi Benslama, Jacques Rancière, Salman Rushdie, J.M. Coetzee, and Christoph Schlingensief, but we also welcome proposals for papers that explore the idea of the right to literature in dialogue with older works (Rabelais, Erasmus, German Romanticism, etc.).
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VeranstaltungsortSeattle, Washington, USA
PersonName: Kirk Wetters 
Funktion: Co-organizer 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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