In & Out of Context
September 25 & 26, 2020
Caroline Levine, Cornell University & Jan Zwicky, University of Victoria
This year’s conference topic, “In & Out of Context” brings together doctoral students and scholars that work at the intersection of philosophy and literature, the arts, and media studies to reflect on how their disciplines rely on an interpretative use of context. The parsing out of texts and objects, of verbal and non-verbal meaning, of place and history is informed, if not dictated, by interpretive decisions from beginning to end. Through a series of panel discussions, lectures, and a text workshop, we hope to encourage the dialogue between disciplines across the humanities to interrogate art forms and discursive modes in and out of context. Exploring the relationship of wholes and forms to their contexts can generate new possibilities for what we do and what ought we to do with contexts in our disciplines, in art, and in life.
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