Is there a place of ethics within reception theorising; is it necessary, achievable, or even desirable? What can “reception” bring to re-thinking ethics in the 21st century? Can ethics be re-embodied in terms of reciprocal narratives; can ethics be given (and received) differently? Do “ethics” mean anything to classics, reception, re-reading and performance; what are the ethical concerns of the text?
Through a series of roundtable debates, plenary discussions and respondent sessions, the places of “ethics” and “reception” within academic theory and practice will be critical re(con)ceived.
We would like papers from any branch of thinking concerned with “reception” and “ethics,” with a particular focus on how “classical” narratives are received and interacted with. This event will lay the groundwork for future workshops and discussions.
We will pre-circulate the papers to ensure open, provocative, and communal debate; creating a self-reflexive and creative place for people to share, perform and re-form different knowledges. Making this workshop cross-disciplinary necessitates levels of openness and accessibility in the papers: the audience will never be singular.
Abstract submissions of no more than 400 words by March 1st 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Final papers of no longer than 5000 words by July 20th. For more information see http://ethicsofreception.wordpress.com/
A further Call for Participants and Programme will be circulated in March 2011.
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