>From: Jaroslaw Pluciennik <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Space of Garden - Space of Culture
>(Poland) (1/31/06; 5/13/06-5/15/06)
>We are pleased to inform you that between May 13th and May
>15th, 2006, Katedra Teorii Literatury [Department of Theory
>of Literature] of Instytut Teorii Literatury, Teatru i Sztuk
>Audiowizualnych [Institute of the Theory of Literature,
>Theatre and Audio-Visual Arts] of Uniwersytet ‰Åˆ„dzki [the
>University of ‰Åˆ„d‰†] organizes an international conference
>Space of a Garden ’Äì Space of Culture
> The notion of Garden has been a long-standing element in
>the literary and artistic tradition. It is a significant
>thematic inspiration and introduces important axiological,
>epistemological and aesthetic problems.
> The Garden’Äôs meaning is revealed in the form of a metaphor
>which underlies both the scholarly discourse of contemporary
>humanities and the elementary verbalizations of the world
> The multiplicity of iconic representations makes us treat
>the Garden’Äôs meaning as an obvious topos while its
>universality and specific rhetorical function remain hidden.
>The paradox of the petrified and forgotten meaning opens the
>discussion of the past of this notion, but also on the new
>senses, confirmed by its irreducible presence in
> The Garden is represented in many different artistic
>languages. This points to the universality of the problem as
>well as to the transgression of arts which preserve the
>Garden’Äôs semantic function. The Garden is not only the
>subject of many artworks but also a construction which gives
>coherence to a work of art - let us mention only the
>tradition of the literary pleasure garden or the attempts
>at making a city the architectural equivalent of the Garden.
>Spatial dependence of the Garden and the text may be seen in
>the attempts at conducting a narrative, therefore letting us
>discuss the questions of the identity of the speaking subject.
> Thus the Garden becomes an intersemiotic problem that opens
>the discourse on the correspondence of arts and
>problematizes the questions of semantic identity, connected
>with specific means of expression and the problems of their
> Large number of artistic representations (literature, art,
>film, theatre) makes the Garden a form of a notional model.
>This concept of the Garden lets us discuss its axiological
>and ontological functions.
> The universal presence of iconic and textual
>representations of the Garden in culture makes it possible
>to discuss its rhetorical representation. This problem might
>be called ’Äúan emblematic dilemma’Äù, based on the mutual
>motivation of the image and the text. It is all the more
>important today, in the face of multimedia culture.
> The anthropological universality of the problem of the
>Garden reaches beyond the traditional limits of
>Mediterranean culture, becoming a significant motif of the
>new branch of thought called transcultural aesthetics.
> The complex nature of the problem in question encourages us
>to invite to our conference literary scholars, art
>historians, film and theatre scholars as well as
>philosophers interested in in the anthropological aspects of
> We will do our best to publish a volume of texts presented
>at the conference.
> The conference will take place in Le‰õny Zak‰Çad
>Do‰õwiadczalny SGGW Arboretum in Rogˆ„w.
> The registration fee is 300 z‰Ç, payable to the account of
>the University of ‰Åˆ„d‰†:
>PKO S.A. II O/‰Åˆ„d‰†
>(supplemented by a note: o ogrodach [about gardens])
>You are kindly requested to send your application, a
>suggested title of the article and its short abstract before
>February 2006 to the following address:
>Instytut Teorii Literatury,
>Teatru i Sztuk Audiowizualnych U‰Å
>Ul. Franciszka‰Ñska 1/5,
>91 ’Äì 431 ‰Åˆ„d‰†
>tel. (042) 66-55-133
>or to the e-mail address given below.
>We cordially invite everyone interested in this topic to
>take part in the event.
>Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Gazda
> Kierownik Instytutu
>Teorii Literatury, [Director of the Institute]
>Teatru i Sztuk Audiowizualnych U‰Å
>Dr Mariusz Go‰ÇŸÖb
>There is a direct airway from London to ‰Åˆ„d‰†.
>Dr hab. Jaroslaw Pluciennik
> Assoc. Professor
> University of Lodz
> Chair of Theory of Literature
> Institute of Theory of Literature,
> Theatre and Audio-Visual Arts
> Palac Biedermanna, Franciszkanska 1/5
> 91-431 Lodz, Poland
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