Space and Temporality in Fin-de-Siècle Culture
Friday, September 22, 2000 · Hornungstuen, the Student Union Building · Organisers: Mette Jørgensen & Frits Andersen
At the end of the 19th century intellectual culture described itself as decadent and exhausted. A widespread image of time as repetition and stasis emerged in a well-known figure: The End of History. After the turn of the century this zero point of history was turned into an optimistic avantgarde conception of the future. But this was fulfilled in a form in which the world became conceptualized in predominantly spatial and not temporal terms. This paradoxical and double movement is clear in Apollinaire and Aragon, Virginia Woolf and Joyce, and also determines the conceptual framework for e.g. Erich Auerbach's Mimesis and may be seen as a more general pattern for the period.
The conference wishes to discuss whether the strong influence of the concept of globalization at the turn of the millennium can be illuminated in the light of the space/time turns of the precedent fin de siècle.
|10.15-10.30 am||Official Welcome and Introduction by Frits Andersen & Mette Jørgensen|
|10.30-12.00||Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: Why Bergson Privileged Time over Space - and Why We Don't|
|1.00-2.00||Luiz Costa Lima: A Problematic Couple: Representation and Modern Subject|
|2.15-3.15||Martin Leer: 'I could not help cherishing my symbolic map': Cartography, Empire and Postcolonial Literature|
|3.45-4.45||Wlad Godzich: Space and Temporality in Thinking: Globalization at the Turn of the Millennnium|
HANS ULRICH GUMBRECHT
LUIZ COSTA LIMA
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