In Search of Interdisciplinarity

Event title (long): 
IN SEARCH OF INTERDISCIPLINARITY 

round table

City: 
Sofia
Country: 
Bulgaria
Organizer: 
Academic Ciclre for Comparative Literature
Closing date for submissions: 
1 November, 2008
Event dates: 
04.12.2008
Contact: 
naretov@yahoo.com
 

Various problematic knots consolidated into two panels will be discussed at the round table.

- Interdisciplinarity by default?What turns a comparative study into an interdisciplinary one?

Real and decorative interdisciplinarity.

A mechanical assembly or a synthesis of different approaches?

- Interdisciplinaritydirections for use.Using the research toolbox of other disciplines: pro and contra. “Mandatory” and “optional” elements  in the literary critic’s comparative approach (linguistics, cultural history and cultural studies, psychology and psychoanalysis, fine arts, cinema, music, sociology, history, philosophy, architecture, to mention but only a few)  

Fiction and comparative literature as source/documentary knowledge for other scholarly fields.

All points of view are most welcome! The invitation (challenge) goes not only to the literary specialists, but also to the experts of the domains that are considered object of the desired interdisciplinarity.  We kindly invite you to send a thesis of your contributions (5 min only). We will distribute them in advance through the web-page of the Academic Circle of Comparative Literature. It is to be hoped that this will make the discussion more fruitful and efficient. Your theses are expected by November 1st, 2008 on the following e-mail address: naretov@yahoo.com

Rumiana L. Stantcheva, Nikolay Aretov