Popular Seriality / Populärer Serialität (Göttingen)

Groupe de recherches à l’université de Göttingen en Allemagne:

The Research Unit “Popular Seriality—Aesthetics and Practice,” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), brings together 15 researchers from the fields of American Studies, German Philology, Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology, Empirical Cultural Studies, and Media Studies. From 2010 to 2013, six sub-projects will investigate a narrative format that has become a defining feature of popular aesthetics: the series.

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Le colloque de lancement du projet a eu lieu début avril 2011. Voir le programme (en allemand): EK_Programmheft

Cfp: Cultural Studies and the Popular

Cultural Studies and the Popular

American University of Paris, 1-2 July 2011

Throughout its history, Cultural Studies has maintained an uneasy relationship with the concept of the ‘popular.’ Seen by many as an intellectual-political project defined by its engagement with popular culture, cultural studies has just as frequently sought to differentiate itself from those who celebrate the power of contemporary media and culture. Thirty years after the publication of Stuart Hall’s seminal essay ‘Notes on Deconstructing the Popular’, we are seeking participants interested in examining the importance of the popular for Cultural Studies today. While recent years have witnessed the return of populist political and cultural movements, does the concept of the popular still serve as a tool for understanding contemporary social struggles? Is the concept still a useful tool for understanding and engaging with the intersection between scholarly research and politics or has its usefulness been eclipsed by other terms that more adequately address a new conjuncture?

Topics of interest may include but are not limited to the following:

* Analytical, critical, and political usefulness of “the popular” concept

* The popular and digital collaboration

* The popular and contemporary conservative or progressive social movements

* Social media and “popular democratic cultural force[s]”

*The popular and consent

*Empirical examples of articulations between popular culture and popular democratic actions

*People-power as Regime Change

*Networked Populism

*Theoretical advances on the popular

This conference will take place on July 1 and 2, 2011 at the American University of Paris in Paris, France. Those interested in participating are asked to submit their name, a short bio and a 400 word abstract for their proposed presentation.

We are also open to alternative forms of presentation, including roundtables or pre-constituted panels. Please send abstracts to aupconf@yahoo.com

Conference organizers: Mark Hayward and Jayson Harsin

de Marchis Giorgio (Univ. Roma III)

Giorgio de Marchis est professeur en littérature portugaise et brésilienne à la Faculté de Lettres et Philosophie de l’Université Roma III. Ses axes de recherche concernent la littérature et les mouvements littéraires des XIXème et XXème siècles. En particulier, il s’est intéressé à l’étude des traits spécifiques du roman-feuilleton au Portugal et à son utilisation en tant que moyen de propagande des valeurs républicaines. En ce qui concerne la littérature populaire ses études principales sont les suivantes :

Monographies

«E… Quem é o autor desse crime?» Il Romanzo d’appendice in Portogallo dall’Ultimatum alla Repubblica (1890-1910), Milano, LED, 2009;

Articles

«Como irmãos devem ser para sempre Portugal e Brasil.» Un romanzo popolare nel IV centenario della scoperta del Brasile, in Scritture e riscritture dell’Indipendenza, Atti del I Congresso dell’Associazione Italiana di Studi Iberoamericani, 9-11 giugno 2010, Roma. (sous presse)

Caramuru na Europa, in Arquivos revisitados da América Lusa: escritos sobre memória e representação literária, Assis, UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, 2010,  p. 249-64;

A nostalgia colonial como técnica de best-selling literário, “Cadernos de Estudos Africanos”, 9/10, 2006, pp. 101-112;

«In questo paese sono tutti divoratori d’uomini»: il Brasile avventuroso di Salgari e Verne, “Quaderno del Dipartimento di Letterature Comparate”, 2, 2006, pp. 419-425;

O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra: l’uso e il rifiuto di una ricetta narrativa, in Un Secolo di Eça, Roma, La Nuova Frontiera, 2001, pp. 101-110

Travail et création artistique en régime numérique