FORM AND FORMALISM IN LITERARY STUDIES
INTENSIVE SEMINAR WITH PROFESSOR TORIL MOI
May 28—30, 2018
Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value
University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
The seminar will consist of two two-hour sessions per day, 10-12 and 14-16.
Day 1: Wittgenstein and literary studies
Reading and discussing Toril Moi’s Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell (Chicago; Chicago University Press, 2017).
Morning session: Chapters 1-5
Afternoon session: Chapters 6-10
Day 2: Beyond formalism? Form in literary studies
During the second day, we will discuss 2-4 papers on these questions on the question about form and philosophical thought, written from different points of view.
Day 3: Reading My Struggle
How do the questions we have discussed help us to read My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård?
Participants should have read the first volume of My Struggle (Min kamp); and Moi’s paper “Describing My Struggle” (available online: https://thepointmag.com/2017/criticism/describing-my-struggle-knausgaard).
Attendance is free, but please register in advance since seating is limited, and so that we can distribute reading instructions etc. in advance. A complete, detailed, reading list will be distributed to the registered participants approximately one month in advance.
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