are we still modern?
Literature and Politics: Are We Still Modern? Literature / Literature and Politics: are we still modern?
December 19-20, 2022, Multicultural Center – Transylvania University of Brasov
Monday, December 19
9.00 Welcoming guests
9.30 Welcoming speech by Adrian LĂCĂTUȘ, Dean of the Faculty of Literature, and Aleksandru MATEI, organizer of the colloquium
10.00 The micro politics of form. Moderator: Alexandru MATEI
10:00 – 10:20 Alexandra Ilina (Bucharest) Visual and political readings: communist slides and their literary sources
10:20 Anamaria Lupan (Cluj) What is the place for politics in Marguerite Yourcenar’s essays?
10:40 – 11:00 Diana Dinică (Bucharest) The political issue of Quenian neo-French – reforming language to reform morality
Discussions / Coffee break
11:30 Literary politics in Romania. Moderator: Simona MODREANU
11:30 Marius Popa (Cluj) The conflict between the French classics and the romantics under the sign of historical determinism: the critical concept of Konstantin Dobrogeanu-Gherean
11.50 Oana Soare (Bucharest, Romanian Academy) Inventing a genre: the 1960s “suffering decade” novel. The work of Marin Preda
12:10 Rodica Ilie (Brasov) Romanian prose of the 70s and 80s (transgressive poetics) in front of political power
12:30 Maria Ivanov (Bălți, Moldova): Dramaturgy as a form of resistance. Case study: “Bloody Murder at Violettes Station” by Dumitru Crudu
Discussions / Lunch
15:00 My politics. Moderator: Olga GANCEVICI
15:00 Judith Cohen (Paris 13) Barthes and politics
3:20 pm Gabriela Vieru (Iași) Body and women, racism and sexualization. A Subordination Perspective on the Platform by Michel Houellebecq
15:40 Delia Rogobete (Johns Hopkins) Contemporary Biography and the Literary Institution: A Political Reading
16:00 Fabiana Florescu (Bucharest) Prigentian writing tests a new poetic (dis)mark
16:20 Mihai Ene (Craiova) What is a political novel?
Discussions / Coffee break
17:00 Keynote speaker
Christian MORARU, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (ONLINE) “Literature is Politics” as a Post-Anthropocentric Claim
Question and answer coffee break
18:00 Mini-MLA panel. Presenter: Adrian LACATUS
18:00 Alexandra Arsene (Brașov) Svetlana Aleksievichi: Confession and beyond censorship
18.20 Edward Weissband (Brasov) The Politics of Childhood: Autobiographical Works of Leo Tolstoy and Osip Mandelstam and Boris Pasternak
Q&A / 19:30 Lunch offered by Transylvania University
Tuesday, December 20
9:30 Plenary talk Alexandre GEFEN, CNRS & Paris III
Commitment after commitment. French Literature and Politics in the 21st Century
Discussions / coffee break
11:00 Literature: modern and its dualities. Moderator: Carmen ANDREI
11:00 Simona Modreanu (Iași) Where is literature going? Ideologies: Fugitive or Invasive?
11:20 Olga Gancevici (Suceava) Trench warfare today: evidence, politics and literary representation
11:40 Alina Felea (Brasov) Literature, between the poetics of pleasure and the politics of desire
12:00 Iringo Cora (Brașov) Annie Ernaux, 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature: acceptance speech, literature and political commitment
12:20 Virgil Borcan (Brasov) Legitimist Balzac (from the aesthetic political bias of Human Comedy)
Discussions / lunch break
14:30 Translation/Action: the act of saying. Moderator: Rodica ILIE
14:30 Carmen Andrey (Galați) Politics of cultural translation in the novels of Felicia Mihali
14:50 Gina Puică (Suceava) Emil Cioran – the story of becoming “big politics” and its oblivion
15:10 Amelia Stanescu (Constanta) Literature and violence. Is it possible to say everything and do everything in literature? law and literature
15:30 Simona-Iuliana Cimpoireu (Brasov) The consequences of Soviet policy on the life of Irene Nemirovsky
15:50 Alexandru Matei (Brasov) literary historian Bruno Latour: running away or catching up with modernity?