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GERMAN-CFP-L December 2006

Subject:

CFP: Leisure - Knowledge in 18th-century Europe (Germany) (2/28/07; 10/31/07-11/2/07)

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Mon, 25 Dec 2006 18:30:11 -0600

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>From: "Felix Sprang" <[log in to unmask]>
>
>Subject: CFP: Leisure and the Making of 
>Knowledge in 18th-century Europe (Germany) 
>(2/28/07; 10/31/07-11/2/07)
>
>Call for Papers:
>Leisure and the making of knowledge in 18th-century Europe
>31 October ĺ─ý 2 November 2007, University of Hamburg, Germany
>http://www.slm.uni-hamburg.de/berichte03_06/AGWL.html
>
>ĺ─˙Leisure and curiosity might soon make great 
>advances in useful knowledge, were they not 
>diverted by minute emulation and laborious 
>trifles.ĺ─¨
>Samuel Johnson ĺ─˙Ramblerĺ─¨ 177 (November 26, 1751)
>
>The interdisciplinary and interdepartmental 
>ĺ─˙Arbeitsstelle fł║r Geschichte des Wissens und 
>der Literaturĺ─¨ (Research Group for the History 
>of Knowledge and Literature) at the University 
>of Hamburg invites papers that examine aspects 
>of leisure in the 18th century. We are 
>particularly interested in proposals that 
>appraise the role of leisure in generating 
>knowledge across Europe.
>
>Leisure in the 18th century has predominantly 
>been investigated from a socio-economic 
>perspective (as a feature of early consumer 
>societies and/or as a means to explore and 
>explain social stratification). We seek papers 
>that investigate questions of knowledge in 
>relation to leisure: in what ways has leisure 
>participated in shaping knowledge? What exactly 
>is the ontological status of leisure in the 18th 
>century? Is it a host of recreational activities 
>or does it genuinely create new matters of 
>inquiry? In this context ĺ─ý and along the lines 
>of Dr Johnsonĺ─˘s observation ĺ─ý the relation 
>between ĺ─˛prodesseĺ─˘ and ĺ─˛delectareĺ─˘ 
>should be negotiated: are the concepts 
>ĺ─˛prodesseĺ─˘ and ĺ─˛delectareĺ─˘ relevant in 
>the way that leisure activities present 
>themselves or are presented? How does the 
>opposition of ĺ─˛otiumĺ─˘ and ĺ─˛negotiumĺ─˘ 
>inform and configure leisure activities? To 
>address these questions, interdisciplinary 
>approaches are sought. Presenters should ideally 
>add!
>  ress particular manifestations of leisure 
>activities that promote, shape or reprove 
>knowledge, but papers treating the more general 
>connections of leisure and knowledge are also 
>welcome. We particularly encourage contributions 
>that focus on ĺ─˛popular recreationsĺ─˘ such as 
>sports and pastimes and private forms such as 
>ĺ─˛serious leisureĺ─˘ or ĺ─˛amateurismĺ─˘ that 
>are usually overshadowed by literary circles and 
>learned societies.
>
>We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 
>following six panels (broadly conceived to 
>include the topics suggested below):
>
>ĺ˝ü discipline formation (keynote speaker: 
>Holger Zaunstoeck): institutions, libraries, 
>societies and clubs; activities at the 
>crossroads of amateurism and professional 
>disciplines
>ĺ˝ü domestic activities (keynote speaker: 
>Christoph Heyl): paedagogics to household 
>management; the differentiation of knowledge 
>through the management of the private sphere
>ĺ˝ü otium-negotium (keynote speaker: N.N.): 
>meditation, exegesis, pastoral care and 
>congregation activities, the epistemological 
>function of devotion and contemplation
>ĺ˝ü the outside world (keynote speaker: Emma 
>Sparry): man and nature; epistemic conceptions 
>of the natural world with respect to leisure
>ĺ˝ü public sphere (keynote speaker: Emma 
>Griffin): village greens, inns, theatres and 
>courts; the didactic and epistemic functions of 
>pastimes and sports
>ĺ˝ü reading (keynote speaker: Alexander 
>Kosenina): new genres, habits of reading, the 
>use of books for instruction as well as 
>bibliomania
>
>All papers will be followed by a 10-minute discussion period.
>Please submit proposals (300 words) and a short 
>CV via email to: [log in to unmask]
>The deadline for abstracts is February 28, 2007. 
>Decisions will be announced by March 26, 2007.
>
>Anja Hill-Zenk, Felix Sprang
>
>
>
>
>Felix C.H. Sprang
>Institut fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik
>Universitaet Hamburg
>Von Melle Park 6
>20146 Hamburg
>
>====

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