LINGUIST List 27.2792

Thu Jun 30 2016

Confs: Anthropological Ling, Historical Ling, Lang Doc, Translation, Writing Systems/Finland

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 30-Jun-2016
From: Ossi Kokko <>
Subject: GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017: Creative Processes and Archives in Arts and Humanities
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GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017: Creative Processes and Archives in Arts and Humanities

Date: 07-Jun-2017 - 09-Jun-2017
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact: Hanna Karhu
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Translation; Writing Systems

Meeting Description:

The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) and ITEM – Institut des textes & manuscrits modernes will organise an international and interdisciplinary conference GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017: Creative Processes and Archives in Arts and Humanities in Helsinki, 7th - 9th June 2017.

Plenary speakers include: Paolo D’Iorio (ITEM, Paris), Irène Fenoglio (ITEM), Daniel Ferrer (ITEM), Claire Doquet (Université Paris 3), Dirk Van Hulle (Centre for Manuscript Genetics, Antwerp), Ineke Huysman (Huygens ING, The Hague and Amsterdam), and Wim Van Mierlo (Loughborough University).

GENESIS – Helsinki 2017 will be the first broad conference on Genetic Criticism in the Nordic countries. Genetic Criticism (critique génétique) is a discipline that explores writing processes and other creative work. Its central research corpora comprise various archival sources from writer’s notes to drafts, and manuscripts.

Genetic research can reveal, for instance, how a writer has outlined, developed and revised a literary work regarding its structures, topics, themes, symbols and style. Thus, genetic research can enrich interpretations of literature. In addition to writing, genetic critics have been interested in other creative processes such as cinema and architecture.

GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017 conference aims to gather scholars and students from various disciplines interested in creative processes, such as Literary Criticism, Linguistics, Didactics of Writing, Translation Studies, Musicology, and Art History. One goal of the conference, is to acquaint Finnish teachers and pedagogues with means by which the results of genetic research can be applied in school teaching. Participating in the conference or submitting a paper proposal does not require prior knowledge of the theoretical discussions of Genetic Criticism. The working language of the conference will be English.
The Call for Papers will be announced later in autumn 2016. Paper proposals can focus on a case study or discuss theoretical and methodological issues in genetic scholarship. Submissions may focus (but should not be limited to) the following topics in Arts and Humanities:
Where does writers’ creative work begin? What kind of phases does a compositional process include? How can genetic scholarship be applied in the Didactics of Writing? How do mathematical formulas originate, or how architecture studios design buildings? In which ways do research publications and the reasoning behind them develop through writing? What kind of influences do material matters, such as writing techniques, have on creative work and what kind of traces do they leave in archival sources? What kind of limitations does the incomplete or sporadic nature of archives impose on genetic research? What kind of new possibilities do digital resources create for genetic scholars?

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