Literature and Moving Pictures/Literatura in gibljive slike. 11th International Comparative Literature Colloquium/10. mednarodni komparativistični kolokvij, Vilenica 2013

Slovenian Comparative Literature Association
Closing date for submissions: 
30 June, 2013
Event dates: 
11.09.2013 - 13.09.2013
Please email proposals in English by 30 June 2013 to and

Koper, Ljubljana, 11.–13. september 2013. Program in povzetki referatov/Program and abstracts .

Kolokvij spremlja tudi spletna razstava/The colloquium is supplemented by an online art exhibition:
Met kock: Slovenska poezija v novih medijih/Un Coup de dés: Slovenian Poetry in New Media .


Sreda, 11. septembra / Wednesday, September 11
(Ljubljana, Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko / Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Univ. v Ljubljani / Univ. of Ljubljana, Tržaška cesta 25)
18.00 Umetnikova predstavitev / Artist's talk
David Link: Verkommenes. VIENNA MON AMOUR

Četrtek, 12. septembra / Thursday, September 12
(Koper, Univ.a na Primorskem, Sejna soba, 1. nadstropje / Univ. of Primorska, Koper, Meeting Room, 1st floor)
14.00 Pozdravni nagovor / Opening address
Marcello POTOCCO, predsednik SDPK / SiCLA president
Aleš VAUPOTIČ, Barbara ZORMAN, organizatorja kolokvija / organisers of the colloquium

14.30–15.30 Prvo zasedanje / First session
Janez STREHOVEC: Gibljive besede-podobe (E-literarno besedilo v paradigmi filma) / The Moving Words-Images (E-literary Text in the Cinematic Paradigm)
David LINK: Spomin Ljubezenskih pisem: Večpredstavnost v petdesetih / LoveLetters’ Memory: “Multi-Media” in the 1950s
Maja MURNIK: Od teksta k materialnemu in telesnemu / From the Text to the Material and the Corporeal
15.30–16.00 Diskusija / Discussion
16.00–16.30 Odmor za kavo / Coffee break

16.30–17.30 Drugo zasedanje / Second session
Narvika BOVCON: Raziskave digitalne humanistike, ki uporabljajo gibljive slike / Digital Humanities Approach That Uses Moving Images
Aleš VAUPOTIČ: Teorija tehno-slike Viléma Flusserja / Vilém Flusser's Theory of the Technical Image
Ana BEGUŠ: Akustični avtor: »novo« avtorstvo kot izraz sekundarne ustnosti / The Acoustic Author: “New” Authorship as a Feature of Secondary Orality
17.30–18.00 Diskusija / Discussion

Petek, 13. septembra / Friday, September 13
(Koper, Univ.a na Primorskem, Sejna soba, 1. nadstropje / Univ. of Primorska, Koper, Meeting Room, 1st floor)
10.00–11.20 Tretje zasedanje / Third session
Thomas ELSAESSER: Je mogoča hermenevtika naključnosti? Besedilo in podoba pri W. G. Sebaldu in Harunu Farockiju / Can there be a Hermeneutics of Contingency? Text and Image in W. G. Sebald and Harun Farocki
Darko ŠTRAJN: Pričevanja o razsrediščeni subjektivnosti / Testimonies of Decentred Subjectivity
Ernest ŽENKO: Literatura in film v kontekstu medijskega obrata / Literature and Film in the Context of Media Turn
Ayşe D. TEMIZ: »The slow pale chaos drift west«: Globina polja in prehajanje v »čisto preteklost« ameriškega juga / “The slow pale chaos drift west”: Depth of Field and The Crossing into the “Pure Past” of American South
11.20–12.00 Diskusija / Discussion
12.00–12.30 Odmor za kavo / Coffee break

12.30–13.30 Četrto zasedanje / Fourth session
Leonora FLIS: Joe Sacco in literarno novinarstvo v podobi stripa – preplet literature, stripa, novinarstva in zgodovine / Joe Sacco’s Graphic Literary Journalism – The Blending of Literature, Comics, Journalism, and History
Frederica IVALDI: Odbojni učinek: formalni in strukturni vplivi kinematografije na literaturo / Rebound effect: formal and structural influences of cinema on literature
Matevž RUDOLF: Recepcija filmskih adaptacij literarnih del v slovenski kinematografiji / Reception of Literary Film Adaptations in Slovene Cinema
13.30–14.00 Diskusija in sklepne besede / Discussion and conclusion


Organizacijski odbor/Organizing Committee: dr. Aleš Vaupotič (Univerza v Novi Gorici/University of Nova Gorica) in/and dr. Barbara Zorman (Univerza na primorskem/University of Primorska).


Call for papers for the 11th annual International Comparative Literature Colloquium:
taking place between 12 and 13 September in Koper, Slovenia
as a part of the 28th annual Vilenica International Literary Festival

Organised by the Slovenian Comparative Literature Association in cooperation with the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Department for Comparative Literature and Literary Theory of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenian Writers’ Association, the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska, School of Humanities of the University of Nova Gorica and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana.

The theme of this year's colloquium is an intersection between literature, film and other new forms of interactive dynamic pictures.
It will primarily focus on methodology, namely the connections between various disciplines and fields: literary studies, comparative literature, cinema studies, adaptation studies, and the theory of new media. In the 20th century, the con/divergences between literature and film were examined mainly in the domain of semiotics and narratology. Yet it seems that the questions about the nature of semiotic systems, signs, narrative structures and particularly their adaptations or transcoding in various media have not yet been exhausted. Similarly relevant seem to be the issues of pure and hybrid media and correspondingly the questions of the boundaries of particular arts practices, e.g. the cinematic principles within literature and the literary within cinema, or the digital information technologies that use moving pictures, composed of the so-called “word-image-body-movement”.
From the perspective of the polysystem theory and empirical studies of literature or adaptation studies, various rivalries and battles for prestige but also syntheses or convergences can be examined within the relations between literature and film, video, interactive art... Related to this is also the concept of authorship and its various functions within arts practices. In the beginning of the 21th century the concept of authorship seems to be undergoing radical transformation, e.g. in the context of cybertext or transmedia adaptation. Thus, numerous questions arise, connected to the relation between copyright and corporate interests as well as various forms of censorship.
Another important aspect of these relations between literature, film, video and interactive media concerns the process of transformation of the national identities into transnational or hybrid ones.
And finally, all of the abovementioned issues can be observed within the theories and policies of education; the ways in which these present the relationship between word and image frequently reveal social and scientific/academic renderings of the intersections of literature and moving pictures.

Proposal Submission
Proposals of no more than 250 words should include the title of the presentation and full address and affiliation of the applicant.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to send a short curriculum (5 lines) and an abstract of 500-1000 words (in English) to be translated into Slovenian. The language of the colloquium is English.
Please email proposals in English by 30 June 2013 to and
You will be notified about/of our decision by 30 July.

Selected papers will be published (after the review procedure) in the Slovenian Comparative Literature Association journal Primerjalna književnost (Comparative Literature,, indexed by A&HCI).

Important Dates:
Proposal submission: 30 June 2013
Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2013
Conference: 12 and 13 September 2013

Travel and accommodation.
The organisers will offer free transport to Koper from the Jožef Pučnik airport in Ljubljana. Accommodation is provided in the Žusterna hotel in Koper;
the accommodation costs of the speakers are covered by the organisers. Participants of the colloquium are welcome to attend other festival events during their stay in Koper; local transfers to various festival venues will be provided free of charge.


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