Activities

RESEARCH WORKSHOPS

A1: The Body as Sign in Contemporary Dance Performances, March 4th 2016, Center of Excellence in Image Studies (CESI), University of Bucharest
Research workshop organized by the members of the project. The two guest presenters were Andrea Gavriliu (actress and choreographer) and Cristina Modreanu (theater critic and performing arts specialist). The workshop was attended by the members of the project, CESI students and faculty.

A2: Mapping Spaces. From Cartographic Configurations to Geographies of Resistance, April 15th 2016, Center of Excellence in Image Studies (CESI), University of Bucharest
Research workshop organized by the members of the project. The two presenters were guest lecturer Petruța Năiduț (from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Bucharest) and project team member Anca Băicoianu. The workshop was attended by the members of the project, CESI students and faculty, and students from the Faculty of Letters (University of Bucharest).

• A3: Painting the Figure. Figurative and Figural Regimes of Representation, November 14th 2016, Center of Excellence in Image Studies (CESI), University of Bucharest
Research workshop organized by the members of the project. The two presenters were guest lecturer Kamini Vellodi (from the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh) and project team member Vlad Ionescu. The workshop was attended by the members of the project, CESI students and faculty.

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED AS PART OF THE PROJECT

• CI: New Treatments of the Figure in Literature and Visual Arts/ Nouveaux régimes de la figure. Littérature et arts visuels, November 11th-12th 2016, Center of Excellence in Image Studies (CESI), University of Bucharest
International conference organized by the project team, with the participation of the team members and more than 20 researchers from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

RESEARCH VISITS

• Laura Marin, Centre d’études et de recherches interdisciplinaires en Lettres, Arts, Cinéma (CERILAC), Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot, France, January 24th–February 8th 2016, June 13th–23rd 2016, and July 25th–August 23rd 2016 (invited by Prof. Eric Marty).

• Anca Băicoianu, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France, March 2nd–April 3rd 2016 (invited by Prof. Patricia Falguières).

• Alexandra Irimia, Boston College Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, April 15th–23rd 2016 (invited by Mr. Steve Runge, Learning Commons Manager, O’Neill Library).

• Andrei Lazăr, University of Geneva, Switzerland, September 13th–27th 2016 (invited by Prof. Sylviane Dupuis).

PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

• Laura Marin, „Un nou regim al figurii”, National Conference Estetică și teorii ale artelor (ETA), September 23rd–24th 2016, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.

• Laura Marin, „Granițe conceptuale, concepte de graniță. Studiu de caz: figura”, International Conference Teritorii, granițe, comunități. Reconfigurări identitare într-o lume (dis)continuă/ Places, Boundaries, Communities. Mapping Identities in a (Dis)connected World/ Territoires, Frontières, Communautés. Reconfigurations Identitaires dans un Monde (Dis)continu, November 4th–5th 2016, University of Bucharest.

• Laura Marin, „Figurabilité, plasticité : penser la différence”, International Conference New Treatments of the Figure in Literature and Visual Arts/ Nouveaux régimes de la figure. Littérature et arts visuels, November 11th –12th 2016, University of Bucharest.

• Anca Băicoianu, „Translating Nabokov: Romanian Perspectives on World Literature”, ICLA International Congress, The Many Languages of Comparative Literature, July 21st–27th 2016, University of Vienna.

• Anca Băicoianu, „Grounds for Comparison: The Postcolonial and the Post-Soviet”, International Conference Central Europe and Colonialism: Migrations, Knowledges, Perspectives, CommoditiesSeptember 21st–23rd 2016, Academia Europaea Wrocław (Poland).

• Anca Băicoianu, „The Archive as Figure”, International Conference New Treatments of the Figure in Literature and Visual Arts/ Nouveaux régimes de la figure. Littérature et arts visuels, November 11th –12th 2016, University of Bucharest.

• Vlad Ionescu, „Re-Modelling the Past: The Atlas as a Figure of History”, International Conference New Treatments of the Figure in Literature and Visual Arts/ Nouveaux régimes de la figure. Littérature et arts visuels, November 11th–12th 2016, University of Bucharest.

• Andrei Lazăr, „Figurer le passé dans le récit autobiographique filmé : Marguerite Yourcenar, Hervé Guibert, Jacques Derrida”, International Conference Auto/biografia, telescopia, temporalità/ Auto/biography: its telescopic and temporal dimensions/ Auto/biographie, téléscopie, temporalité, June 20th–22nd 2016, Observatoire Scientifique de la mémoire écrite, orale, filmique et du patrimoine autobiographique in collaboration with Biblioteca di storia moderna e contemporanea and Istituto centrale per i beni sonori e audiovisivi, Rome (Italy).

• Andrei Lazăr, „Intermittences du visuel et percée du figural dans l’autobiographie filmique”, International Conference New Treatments of the Figure in Literature and Visual Arts/ Nouveaux régimes de la figure. Littérature et arts visuels, November 11th–12th 2016, University of Bucharest.

• Alexandra Irimia, „Henri Michaux et René Magritte: tours et détours du visible et du lisible”, International Conference Intermediality, Equinoxes April 8th–9th 2016, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

• Alexandra Irimia, „Depicting Absence: Thematic and Stylistic Paradoxes of Representation in Visual and Literary Imagery”, ICLA International Congress, The Many Languages of Comparative Literature, July 21st–27th 2016, University of Vienna.

• Alexandra Irimia, „Paper-cut: Figural Theatricality and Archival Practices in Geoffrey Farmer’s Sculptural Photo-Collages”, International Conference New Treatments of the Figure in Literature and Visual Arts/ Nouveaux régimes de la figure. Littérature et arts visuels, November 11th–12th 2016, University of Bucharest.

• Alina Mihai, „From Macro to Micro and from Global to Local – a Shifting Perspective of Hos(ti)pitality”, International Conference Globalization, Intercultural Dialogue and National Identity (GIDNI – 3), May 19th–20th 2016, Multicultural Studies Institute Alpha in collaboration with “Petru Maior” University in Târgu-Mureș and “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for the Social Sciences and the Humanities, The Romanian Academy.

• Alina Mihai, „The Cinematic Portrayal of Childhood Interrupted by Hos(ti)pitality and Violence”, CINECRI ’16” – 3rd International Film Studies and  Cinematic Arts Conference, June 11th–12th 2016, Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center, Istanbul (Turkey).

• Alina Mihai, „Figures of Trauma Recollected in War Films”, International Conference Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma”, November 3rd–5th 2016, Petroleum-Gas University in Ploiești in collaboration with the University of Cyprus.

• Alina Mihai, „The Figural Representation of the Hos(ti)pitable Threshold as a Cinematic Signifier”, International Conference New Treatments of the Figure in Literature and Visual Arts/ Nouveaux régimes de la figure. Littérature et arts visuels, November 11th–12th 2016, University of Bucharest.