The Codes of Culture: Interaction, Transformation and Synergy

Venue: Miedzygórze

Location: Miedzygórze, Poland

Event Date/Time: Jun 05, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 06, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2009
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As our main interest we have chosen the literary issues addressing the problem of literature as a medium of culture especially as an interdisciplinary approach. In our opinion this subject, having been burdened with rich tradition, requires a degree of systematization as well as settling in modern reinterpretational contexts.

We would like this young academics session to form a bold discussion based on solid arguments and exemplary material allowing us to outline new research perspectives.

Therefore, we would like the discussion to be centered around two polarized group of issues:

Literature as a medium of culture. Between tradition and modernity:

  • Culture-generating interdisciplinarity and inspirations from romantic theory of arts correspondence;

  • Musicality of a literary masterpiece from the interdisciplinary perspective;

  • From interaction to transformation between literature and painting, sculpture, architecture (including landscape architecture), graphics;

  • Film, radio and stage adaptations of literature including the problems of intersemiotic translation (the problem of faithfulness to the original; code conversion mechanisms; visualization methods; reception, bestsellers adaptations);

  • Film and stage play conversion into literature (novelization of blockbuster movies; simultaneous premieres of film and literary versions).

Literature as a medium of culture. Between aestheticization and ideologization:

  • Literature in media and media in literature – the interference and evaluation problems;

  • Narration as a culture-generating tool (e.g. in commercials and computer games);

  • Cultural meta-narrations and the problem of literature in other media;

  • Synthetic genres combining varied codes (e-book, CD books, googlization of literature);

  • Liberature in its genealogical dependence (an attempt to evaluate the phenomenon);

  • Internet hypertexts.


Additional Information

Presentation topics together with abstracts can be sent till February 28th, 2009. We reserve the right to choose selected topics for presentation.

The participation cost in the amount of EUR 75 includes accommodation with food and excursion to Ogród Bajek (Fairy-tale Garden) in Miedzygórze as well as printing and publishing the conference materials.

All participants will be asked to pay the conference fee till no later than March 31st, 2009 into the Friends of the Wroclaw Polish Language Studies Association's bank account (details on the conference's website).