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Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts 40th Annual Meeting
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At the 2014 SCLA conference we will explore what it means to read for (and with) nuance.

10/10/2014 to 10/12/2014
When: 10/10/2014
Where: Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida 
United States

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SCLA 40th Annual Meeting

Conference Theme: "Nuance"

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October 10-12, 2014

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

For Roland Barthes, nuance named "an ethical project." "I want to live according to nuance," he declared. But what is nuance, and what possibilities might it open up for thinking about the arts and humanities today? What role might it play in interpretation, in teaching and scholarship, in reading and writing? Wayne Koestenbaum, the keynote speaker for this conference, suggests that nuance appears as "a trace, like dust on plush, [that] resuscitates a lost instant when someone…raptly concentrated on a stray interpretive detail." What does it mean to care about nuance, to overlook it, to suppress it? In addition to an ethics of nuance, might we speak of a politics, an aesthetics, a history of nuance?

At the 2014 SCLA conference we will explore what it means to read for (and with) nuance. Welcome avenues of inquiry could include the ethics of interpretation; translation and its vicissitudes; memory, trauma, and the trace; the pleasures of the text; mimicry and insubordination; queer identifications and misidentifications; (out)laws of genre; margins and marginality; aesthetic categories; affect; silence, illegibility, the intractable, the neutral; styles of reading (close, distant, surface); nuance and the consumer society; criticism and creativity.

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