Wednesday Meeting - December 7, 2016

As a basis for a discussion PhD-Candidate Tobias Skiveren (Aarhus University) and PhD-Candidate Martin Gregersen (Aalborg University) will present a paper:
"In recent years, one of the most significant trends in Danish literature and literature studies has been the effort to rethink materiality as more than just a passive background and manipulatable resource. Being one of the most influential motivators of the so-called material turn, Bruno Latour has played a central role in invigorating this trend, prompting its key shift from our forthcoming book Den materielle drejning. Natur, teknologi og krop i (nyere) dansk litteratur (The Materiel Turn. Nature, Technology and Corporality in (new) Danish literature), this talk will outline how Latour's thinking, resonating with new materialist notions of vital materiality (Bennett 2010), can be used as a constructive interlocutor when trying to grasp the non-human activities permeating this trend. The underlying argument is that literature can be conceived as a speculative site for investigating and disseminating ideas of the material turn in general and Latour's work in particular."

The discussion will be based on Bruno Latour (200): "The Berlin Key or How to do Words with Things", Matter, Materiality and Modern Culture, ed. P.M. Graves-Brown (Routledge): 10-21.

Time: December 7, 2016 - 12.00-1.30 PM
Venue: Meeting room Lysningen (Stuen), Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

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