29 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

Peripheral Modernisms


 Peripheral Modernisms – International Conference
Venue: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London
Friday, 23 – Saturday, 24 March 2012
This International Conference reappraises critical approaches to modernist movements from European regions generally regarded as peripheral, including Eastern and Middle Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as from beyond Europe in both area-centred and comparative cross-cultural frameworks. In doing so, it aims to reassess the contributions made by these peripheral modernisms to a global aesthetic of Modernism that accounts for its geographic variety and cultural diversity.

Friday, 23 March
Registration and Coffee/Tea

Panel 1:
Local/Global Dialectics: Deborah Jaffe (Artist/Independent Scholar), ‘Bauhaus, Dessau, 1979’; Eva Branscome (Bartlett School of Architecture), ‘On an American Stage: Establishing Austria’s Industrial Link to Modernism’; Fabiola Martinez Rodriguez (Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus), ‘Seeking the Local in the Universal: The Paradoxes of Abstraction in Mexico’
Panel 2:
Hybrid Architectural Modernisms: Edward Denison (Bartlett School of Architecture), ‘Architecture in China from c1900-1949-A Case of Multiple Modernities’); Ricardo Agarez (Bartlett School of Architecture), ‘Peripheral Modernism Networking: South America, South Africa and the Maghreb in the Architecture of the Algarve, c1950’
Panel 3:
Dialectics of Minorities/Majorities: Karolina Krasuska (University of Warsaw), ‘Gendered Peripheries/Peripheral Genders: Berlin and Warsaw as Modernist Locations’; Jessica Kirzane (Columbia University), ‘A Jewish Romance: The Blending of Genres in Sholem Aleichem’s Stempenyu’; Lucia Villares (University of Cambridge), ‘Money, Agency and Topographies of the self in Graciliano Ramos’s Angústia and Infância’


Panel 4:
The Modernist I/Eye: Marketa Holtebrinck (University of Toronto), ‘Blind Eyes, Seeing Breasts: Karel Teige’s Photomontage and the Position of the Seeing One’; Daria Kostina (Ural Federal University), ‘Grigory Musatov (1889-1941) and his Modernist Route’; Rhian Atkin (University of Manchester), ‘The Peripheral Self in Portuguese Modernist Art’
Panel 5:
Architectural Modernisms: North/South, East/West: Paola Ardizzola (MusAA –Museo ArchitetturaArte), ‘Rethinking Modernism: Bruno Taut’s Contribution in Building a Nation’; Ali Mozaffari and Nigel Westbrook (University of Western Australia), ‘The Architecture of Peripheral Modernism: Negotiating Canonical Works and Daily Life Experience in Iran’; Dubravka Sekulic (Belgrade University), ‘Constructing Non-Alignment or “The Sun Never Sets for Energoprojekt”’
Panel 6:
Techno-Futurism: William Anselmi and Lise Hogan (University of Calgary), ‘Techno-Modernity – Sound Investment and Cathartic Futures’; Colin Homiski (Senate House Library, University of London), ‘Futurist Sound: Marinetti’s onomatopoeia and Russolo’s noise’; Luis Trindade (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘Filmic Metaphor: Journalism and the Banality of Futurism’

Lunch (own arrangements)

Keynote: Prof. Benita Parry (University of Warwick), 'Stylistic Irrealism as Symptom, Mediation and Critique of Peripheral Modernity'


Panel 7:
Colonial and Postcolonial Modernisms: Elaine O’Brien (California State University), Tangled Circuitry: Global Primitivism and Colonial Resistance; Ato Quayson (University of Toronto), ‘Hermeneutical Deliriums: Soyinka’s Beckett’; Marc Caplan (Johns Hopkins University), ‘Belated Beginnings: Language, Temporality, and the Accidental Critique of Modernity in Early Yiddish Comedy and Nigerian Market Literature’
Panel 8:
Peripheral Joyce: Roberta Gefter (University of Trieste), ‘“from the periphery to the metropolis”: On Joyce’s Modern Irish Peripherealities’; Morana Cale (University of Zagreb), ‘Anthropophagous I/Eye: Cyclops by Ranko Marinkovic’; Patricia Novillo-Corvalan (University of Kent), ‘Transnational Modernisms: Joyce, Borges, Bolaño, and the Art of Fiction’
Panel 9:
Transnational Networks and Magazines: Felipe Correa (University of Oxford), ‘Illustrated Magazines at the Turn of the Century in South America: The Case of Careta (Brazil) and Caras y Caretas (Argentina)’; Juliette Taylor-Batty (Leeds Trinity University College), ‘Eugene Jolas, transition, and “Intercontinental” Modernism’; Daniela La Penna (University of Reading), ‘An Empirical Understanding of How Modernist Networks Function: The Case of Leo Ferrero and Victoria Ocampo’

19.30-21.30 Conference Dinner (informal, at a local restaurant; please see registration form for further details)

Saturday 24 March
Registration and Coffee/Tea

Panel 10:
Modernism and Social Housing: Nelson Mota (Delft University of Technology), ‘An Ambivalent Modernism: Alvaro Siza and Critical Regionalism’; Sophie Hochhausl (Cornell University), ‘Grass Roots Modernism: The Austrian Settlement and Allotment Garden Association’; Adriana Massidda (University of Cambridge), ‘Modernism in Argentina and its Approach to Informal Housing’
Panel 11:
Spanish Modernism: Home and Abroad: David Callahan (University of Aveiro), ‘Arbitrating Spanish Modernism: The Absence of Contemporaneous Worlds’; Katharine Murphy (University of Exeter), Towards a Transnational Modernism in Rosa Chacel’s and Virginia Woolf’s Short Stories; Ruth Piquer (University of Cambridge), ‘Modern Classicism in Spain (1914-1939): Issues of Nationalism and Peripheral Modernism’
Panel 12:
Tradition and Modernity in the Balkans: Kostas Tsiambaos (National Technical University of Athens), ‘The Delphic Centre: Reviving an Ancient Community in Modern Greece’; Nikolas Kakkoufa (King’s College London), ‘The case of a ‘hybrid’ Greek Cosmopolitan’; Sanja Bahun (University of Essex), ‘Balkan Modernisms and the Challenge of Bidirectionality’


Panel 13:
Italian (post) Modernities: Laura Ferrarello (Atelier Manferdini, Venice CA), ‘New Vehicles for the Rise of Italian Modernism: Architects and Magazines in the Propaganda Age’; Maja Adzija (University of Zagreb), ‘Carlo Levi and the Encounter with the Other in the Italian South’; Francesco Schiavon (Royal Holloway, University of London), ‘An Uncomfortable Position: Buzzati’s Journalism and the End of Modernism’
Panel 14:
Russian Geomodernities: Andreas Kramer (Goldsmiths, University of London), ‘The Geographies of Peripheral Modernism: The Case of the Russian Avant-Garde’; James Graham (Columbia University), Designing the Multinational State: Modernism and Anachronism in the Soviet Borderlands, 1928-1939; Asiya Bulatova (University of Manchester), ‘“In Russia I Was Strong; Here I Have Begun to Weep’: Displaced Modernism of Victor Shklovsky’s Zoo, or Letters Not About Love’
Panel 15:
(Trans) Atlantic Pessoa: Pauly Ellen Bothe (University of Lisbon), ‘T. S. Eliot, Fernando Pessoa and Jose Gorostiza: Modernist Long Poems Around the World’; Lisandra Sousa (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘A “mute” Ulysses: Fernando Pessoa’s Reconceptualization of the Modern Nation’; Silvia Annavini (University of Trento), ‘Portugal and Ireland Between the World-System and the Peripheral Atlantic: James Joyce and Fernando Pessoa Mapping New Geographies of Modernism’

Lunch (own arrangements)

Keynote: Prof. Maria Irene Ramalho (University of Coimbra/University of Wisconsin-Madison), ‘What is Peripheral about Peripheral Modernisms?’


Panel 16:
Modernism and the City: Robert Davidson (University of Toronto), ‘The Hotel, Decompression & Barcelona’; Marissa Munderloh (University of St Andrews), ‘Urban Identity Constructions in German Hip Hop Culture’; Filippo Trentin (University of Warwick), ‘Modernismo Romano’
Panel 17:
Neither Centre nor Periphery: Tuscan Modernism: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto), ‘Past-loving Florence and the Temptations of Futurism: Lacerba Between Modernity and Tradition’; Paola Sica (Connecticut College), ‘The Space In-Between’: Futurism, Biculturalism, Word and Image: A Case Study’; Simona Storchi (University of Leicester), ‘Tuscan Modernism Between Centre and Periphery: Il Selvaggio in the 1920s’
Panel 18:
Regional Modernisms in the British Isles: Angharad Price (Bangor University), ‘T.H. Parry-Williams and Welsh Modernism’; Mitchell Miller and Johnny Rodger (Glasgow School of Art), ‘Manoeuvring in the Face of the Enemy: James Kelman in the City’; Karen E. Brown (University College Dublin), ‘Irish modernism: art history, literary criticism and the 1930s’

Performed Reading