November 25-26, 2016: Not Only Between, But Beyond. Transdisziplinarität – eine Bestandesaufnahme. International Conference mit Elisabeth Bronfen et al.

posted Nov 1, 2016, 12:55 AM by Lehrstuhl E.Bronfen   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 12:55 AM ]
NOT ONLY BETWEEN, BUT EVEN BEYOND
Oder: Transdisziplinarität – eine Bestandsaufnahme

A conference on the occasion of the new fellow period at the Collegium Helveticum, Zurich
Friday and Saturday, November 25–26, 2016
Collegium Helveticum, Schmelzbergstrasse 25, 8006 Zurich


What has become of a concept that has been, and often enough still is, an essential part of every project application? To begin with, it is a highly metaphorical concept using a topical notion to locate science: trans-, i.e. beyond the single subjects, not only inter-, i.e. between them. But where are we exactly when being beyond and what for?

With a talk by Elisabeth Bronfen on Friday, November 25, 2016, 17:15–18:30 (Response: Christian Ritter)

Crossmapping – An analytic method for literary and cultural analysis

The lecture will engage with my concept of “crossmapping” as a hermeneutic practice concerned with mapping different types of texts as well as different historical moments from which they emerge and which they have influenced. In so doing, the psychoanalytic concern with belatedness and retroactivity is brought into conversation with new historicism’s concern with representation. Equally seminal, however, is a reconceptualization of Benjamin’s conviction that translation not only embellishes the original, but casts a completely new light on the original text.

For more information, please see flyer attached.
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Lehrstuhl E.Bronfen,
Nov 1, 2016, 12:55 AM