AC/CFP: Querying Surrealism / Queering Surrealism, “Surrealism Laid Bare,” Biennial Conference, 18th-20th June 2010

The Edward James Foundation, West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex

We are pleased to announce that the 5th International Symposium on Surrealism will be held the weekend of 18-20 June 2010 at West Dean College, near Chichester, England. The theme of this year’s Symposium will be an assessment of Surrealism’s claim to emancipate human desire. In an effort to present and disseminate the most up-to-date research in this field, we are initiating a “Call for Papers” from individuals interested in presenting new scholarship pertaining to issues of sexuality.

Whilst lavish attention has been bestowed upon the broad topic of eroticism, and questions of gender, Surrealist scholars have tended to shy away from the more contentious issue of non-normative sexuality.  Breton’s intolerance of homosexuality is well known. But what also demands to be recognised is the very considerable number of queer artists and writers, photographers, and filmmakers who were drawn to Surrealism. It is evident that, particularly as Surrealism moved away from France, it offered a milieu wherein a plurality of desires and identities could be affirmed. The issue of sexuality is relevant to Surrealism’s reception in England, the United States, Spain, Mexico, Australia, and elsewhere. Arguably, also, it is in work engaging a queer sensibility that some of the most radical legacies of Surrealism are to be found. Continuer la lecture de AC/CFP: Querying Surrealism / Queering Surrealism, “Surrealism Laid Bare,” Biennial Conference, 18th-20th June 2010

« Les intellectuels français et britanniques et le pacifisme des années 1930 aux années 1950 »

VENDREDI 29 JANVIER 2010

Journée d’étude organisée par le CRHEC (UPEC) et le CHCSC (UVSQ)

UNIVERSITE PARIS-EST CRETEIL (UPEC), CRHEC

61 avenue du Général de Gaulle 94000 Créteil

Salle 223

Responsables scientifiques: Diana COOPER-RICHET (CHCSC/UVSQ), Rémi FABRE et Michel RAPOPORT (CRHEC de l’UPEC)

MATIN 10h- 12h30

Ouverture/Discutant: Rémi Fabre (CRHEC/UPEC)

Président de séance: Debra Kelly (Université de Westminster)

Charlotte Ribeyrol (Université Paris IV Sorbonne): « Hellénisme et pacifisme au féminin; Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf et H.D. (Hilda Doolittle).

Michel Rapoport (CRHEC/UPEC): « Tippett, Britten et le refus de la guerre ».

Christian Birebent (Université Paris I) : « Gilbert Murray, théorie et pratique du pacifisme ».

APRES-MIDI 14h30- 17h

Président de séance: Emmanuel Fureix (CRHEC/UPEC)

Discutant: Michel Leymarie (Université Lille III)

Michaël Kelly (Université de Southampton): « Les débats autour de la paix des années 1930, en France dans la mouvance d’Esprit et en Angleterre dans certains milieux intellectuels ».

Martyn Cornick (Université de Birmingham): « La question de la paix à la NRF avant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale ».

Conclusions: Rémi Fabre

« Paris, capitale de la photographie, 1920-1940: la collection Christian Bouqueret » au MNAF à Florence du 14 janvier au 11 avril 2010

Présentation de l’exposition:

« Si tratta della prima grande mostra di questo importante periodo storico del Novecento dedicata alla sola fotografia. Vi sono esposte oltre 100 opere (tutte vintage prints) di una quarantina di fotografi che hanno lavorato a Parigi tra il ‘20 ed il ‘40, accanto a documenti originali dell’epoca (riviste, libri etc).

Nei primi anni Venti, Parigi si afferma come capitale mondiale delle avanguardie artistiche, comprendenti anche la fotografia. Capitale cosmopolita e libertaria diviene presto la città “scelta” da fotografi provenienti dall’Europa, dalla Russia e dall’ America, quindi il luogo stimolante di incontro e di scambio di esperienze, nonché di linguaggi.

Fotografi francesi come Florence Henri, Maurice Tabard, Roger Schall, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Emmanuel Sougez, Pierre Boucher – solo per citarne alcuni – vissero fianco a fianco con i tedeschi Erwin Blumenfeld, Marianne Breslauer e Ilse Bing, gli ungheresi Andrè Kertész, Rogi André, François Kollar, Gisèle Freund e Brassaï, i russi Hoyningen-Huene e Rudomine, gli americani Man Ray e Berenice Abbott.

Nei movimenti di avanguardia, quindi, la fotografia conquista uno spazio ben definito dimostrando di poter essere dadaista e surrealista, e non solo rappresentante la realtà oggettiva. Di tale storia ne è testimonianza la straordinaria collezione raccolta dallo storico Christian Bouqueret, autore di numerose pubblicazioni dedicate alla storia della fotografia. »

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