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Ergebnisanzeige "The Posthermeneutic Turn in Textual Studies (GSA multi-panel series)"
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TitelThe Posthermeneutic Turn in Textual Studies (GSA multi-panel series)
BeschreibungCFP: The Posthermeneutic Turn in Textual Studies (multi-panel series)

German Studies Association conference

Washington DC, 1-4 October 2015

This panel series interrogates a turn within contemporary literary studies in particular, and the humanities more broadly, from meaning-based approaches (interpretation, hermeneutics) towards materialist approaches (media materialities, new materialisms, materialities of translation, book history, affect, presence, embodiment, posthermeneutics, futures of philology) as well as the increasingly felt tensions between them.

In Inscription and Erasure, Roger Chartier describes an emerging rift between frameworks emphasizing "the immateriality of works" and those emphasizing "the materiality of texts." Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht observes in Production of Presence that aesthetic experience oscillates between "meaning effects" and "presence effects." Media studies, particularly German media studies, has heralded a move away from hermeneutic criticism, which has broad implications for the future of interpretation in humanistic inquiry. American German Studies is witnessing a (re-)turn to philological approaches; German edition philology increasingly favors facsimile editions and manuscript transcriptions that preserve the visual layout. Theories of sensate cognition (aisthesis) are expanding the epistemological scope of aesthetics . Neighboring disciplines such as sociology, history and visual studies are noting "pictorial turns" or "materialist turns," exploring iconic power, embodied performances of memory and the relationship of the materiality of art objects to the embodiment of theory.

We welcome papers in English or German that seek to develop methodologies and new critical vocabularies for negotiating tensions between materiality and meaning without facilely resolving them, turning an increasingly felt binary opposition into a dialectic or circulation, and illuminating entanglements of materiality and meaning. These panels seek to ignite a theoretical reconsideration of the nature of text; the intersections, interlinks and overlaps of textual and nontextual objects; the materiality of 'textuality;' materialities of translation; the materiality of writing, editing, and reading. Additionally, these panels seek to plumb the implications of the growing body of research on the 'Schreibszene' (R?diger Campe) and 'Schriftbildlichkeit' (Sybille Kr?mer) for American German Studies and the potential of these discourses to illuminate the nexuses between textual meaning and the materiality of textual production.

The following are tentative panel themes. If you feel that your paper would fit into a particular panel, please indicate which one. Panel organizers may edit or add to existing panels depending on the quality and foci of submissions.

1. (Materialities of) Writing explores 'scenes of writing' involving various technologies of production (manuscript, typescript, computer) and media forms.

2. (Materialities of) Editing investigates new practices and media of editing (diplomatic transcriptions, printed and digital facsimiles) that attend to the materiality of texts, and the editing itself as a process of materially constituting texts.

3. (Materialities of) Reading focuses on the material, bodily, affective dimensions of reading and interfaces between reader and texts.

4. Sensory Texts draws specific attention to visual, auditory, haptic, olfactory, and gustable experience of texts and interlinks between sense and 'meaning,' as well as the role of sensory perception in production and reception of text.

5. (Materialities of) Translation focuses on translation between sign systems, written or other, as well as the interplay of meaning and material/visual form.

Please send an abstract of 250-400 words and a CV by January 16, 2015 to Jacob Haubenreich ( ) and Gizem Arslan ( ).?

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