Re-Thinking Literature (Day One)

Tom Bishop, Peter Schjeldahl, Boris Groys, others

Thursday 19 September, 2013
7 - 9:30pm, $0

New York University, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, Hemmerdinger Hall

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Re-Thinking Literature brings together philosophers, writers, critics and theoreticians of literature and art, to examine what, in the 21st Century, is understood when we speak about "literature." We still ask familiar questions such as “What is the situation of the writer today? What does literature mean today?” but ask them today undetermined by preexisting “isms,” past the dogmas of recent years, post-Post, as it were. Re-Thinking Literature seeks new, multiple perspectives for the meaning and significance of the cultural construct “literature” today—and examines how a younger generation of literary thinkers and practitioners deals with it.


7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tom Bishop and Donatien Grau

Welcome and Presentation

Peter SchjeldahlThe New Yorker, art critic, poet
Keynote address: Critical Conditions

 

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Boris Groys, NYU, art critic, poet 

The Art Installation as a Novel

Donatien Grau, critic

The Limits of Knowledge: Some Notes Towards a Literary Conception of Literature

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