The Vienna Irish Studies & Cultural Theory Summer School 2017
"The Irish Carnivalesque" (10-14 July 2017)
An ECTS-accredited week of lectures and seminars at the Vienna Centre for Irish Studies, dedicated to the theme of the Carnivalesque in Irish studies. The theme allows us to consider literary and cultural production in an Irish context from a number of overlapping theoretical perspectives and traditions emerging from the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, including • the Carnivalesque, Menippean Satire, & the comic tradition of the burlesque
• the grotesque body, including the cultural studies of food, alcohol & cannibalism
• the Feast of Fools, the Land of Cockayne, & the Land of the Chronotope
• Julia Kristeva’s theory of Abjection
• the dialogic novel/the dialogic self
• theories of ritual
• the literalisation of the figural, and the figuralisation of the literal
• the spectral, the revenant, death-in-life, living in a time out of joint
• polyglossia & heteroglossia
- Venue: Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
- Schedule: 10–14 July 2017
- Fee: € 100 (students from the University of Vienna: free of charge)
- Registration: email your name, affiliation, and a brief bionote/research profile to firstname.lastname@example.org, registration deadline: 16 June 2017.
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