2nd AYA Workshop: “Landscapes of Postmodernity: Concepts and Paradigms of Critical Theory”

2nd Annual Austria’s Young Americanists Workshop

Landscapes of Postmodernity: Concepts and Paradigms of Critical Theory

September 26-28, 2008, Graz

Call for Papers

The objective of this year’s workshop is to provide an international forum for graduate students and experts to explore and discuss key concepts as applied in postmodern theory
and/or literary criticism. The specific key concepts covered can include, but are not limited to, the following: Baudrillard’s “Simulacra,” Derrida’s “Deconstruction,” Kristeva’s “Abjection,” Deleuze and Guattari’s “Rhizome,” Spivak’s “Subaltern,” Lyotard’s “Metanarratives,” Bhabha’s “Third Space,” Bakhtin’s “Dialogism,” Lacan’s “Mirror Stage,” Harvey’s “Time-Space Compression,” etc.


Friday, September 26, 2008

19.00-21.00 Welcoming Dinner

Saturday, September 27, 2008

09.00-12.00 Michael Rozendal (San Francisco): “Introduction”
Cornelia Klecker (Innsbruck): “Fredric Jameson’s ‘Postmodernism and Consumer Society'”
Andrea Hoffmannova (Olomouc): “Michel Foucault’s ‘The Carceral'”
12.00-13.30 Lunch
14.00-18.00 Michael Phillips (Graz): “Derrida’s ‘Structure, Sign, and Play’ and J. Hillis Miller’s ‘Heart of Darkness Revisited'”
Michael Fuchs (Graz): “Baudrillard’s ‘The Precession of Simulacra’ and ‘Simulacra and Science Fiction'”
Petra Eckhard (Graz): “Bakhtin’s ‘Aesthetic Visualizing of Time/Space: The Chronotope’ and Smethurst’s ‘The Postmodern Chronotope'”
19.00-21.00 Dinner

Sunday, September 28, 2008

09.00-12.00 Vida Bicman (Graz): “Bhabha’s ‘How Newness Enters the World'”
Gundo Rial Y Costas (Berlin): “Spivak’s ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?'”
12.00-13.30 Farewell Lunch