[Hum_Calendar_Events] Conference Announcement: "Spaces of the Self in Early Modern Culture, Part 3: The 'Inner Self', " Feb. 22-23
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Spaces of the Self in Early Modern Culture, Part 3: The 'Inner Self'
Friday, February 22 - Saturday, February 23
In William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
A conference at the Clark Library organized by David Sabean and Malina Stefanovska, Center and Clark Professors, 2007-08
Subjectivity is embedded in space, which serves to define, shape, and represent it. Every culture has its own articulation between natural and social places or between material and representational ones, as well as its way of constructing identity and selfhood in relation to space. In the early modern period, sites as diverse as the court, the cabinet of curiosities, or the prayer room were crucial for forming and representing individual identities. This year-long series of conferences, dedicated to five such key places, will explore constructions of selfhood and identity, while reflecting on the cultural differences and historical evolution of space, both as material foundation and as representation of human relationships, hierarchies and values.
In part 3 of this year-long series, we examine the "Inner Self" and will question how this specifically early modern notion is crafted through the use of spatial metaphors for representing subjectivity and its relation to otherness (interiority, meditation, concealment, truth or lying), for discussing the mind, the soul, or rhetorical memory, in fiction, medical or religious writings, and philosophy.
Forthcoming Programs in the Series:
Part 4 - Spaces of Sacrality - March 14-15, 2008
Part 5 - Family and Work Space - April 25-26, 2008
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2008
Registration Fees: $25 per person; UC faculty & staff, students with ID: no charge*
*Students should enclose a photocopy of their current ID with the registration form.
Fees are not refundable and apply to full or partial attendance.
To register, please visit:
Please be aware that space at the Clark is limited and that registration closes when capacity is reached. No confirmation will be sent, but we will contact you if we receive your registration after we reach capacity.
Lunch and other refreshments are provided to all registrants.
Please call a week ahead to arrange for wheelchair access.
Friday, February 22
9:30 A.M. Morning Coffee
10:00 A.M. Peter H. Reill, UCLA
Session 1: The "Innermost Recesses"
Andreas Bähr, Freie Universität Berlin
Spaces of Dreaming: Self-Constitution in Early Modern Dream Narratives
Robert G. Dimit, New York University
Divine Grace, the Humoral Body, and the 'Inner Self' in Seventeenth-Century France and England
Jean-Philippe Antoine, Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3
Sculpted by Dead Marbles: Winckelmann's Outer Selves and the Body without Organs
1:00 P.M. Lunch
2:30 P.M. Session 2: Language and Thought
Misia Sophia Doms, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
Souls and Spaces - Spatial Metaphors for the Soul in German Baroque Poetry and their Anthropological Implications
Nicholas Paige, University of California, Berkeley
How to Read a Mind: The Language of Thought in Crebillon
4:30 P.M. Reception
Saturday, February 23
9:30 A.M. Morning Coffee
10:00 A.M. Session 3: Motion and Sound
Erec R. Koch, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Nicole's Tourbillions: Materiality, Motion, and the Passions
Ljubica Ilic, UCLA Ahmanson-Getty Fellow
Sound, Self and Space
12:00 P.M. Lunch
1:30 P.M. Session 4: From the Personal to the Social
Claudia Jarzebowski, FU Berlin/Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut
Spaces of Her 'Self' in the Memoirs of Wilhelmine von Bayreuth (1709-1758)
Karin Sennefelt, UCLA Ahmanson Getty-Fellow
Virtue, Property and Space in Eighteenth-century Stockholm
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