CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

L'interprétation au pluriel / The Plurality of Interpretation

Source of Information: CFP 2005-06-29
Date of Event: 2006-03-10 to 11
Location of event: Reims, France
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2005-12-15

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur les Langues,
  les Littératures, la Lecture et L’Élaboration de la Pensée


L’interprétation au pluriel /
The Plurality of Interpretation

The subject of the conference is the interpretation of literary texts. Our
starting point will be the realization that we will never reach the final
meaning of a given text. Across centuries and cultures, all texts produce
a plurality of readings. What (theoretical and/or pedagogical)
consequences can we derive from this fact? If we admit that there is no
truth in reading and no universal metalanguage, we can ask ourselves
whether there are errors in interpretation. We can also ask ourselves why
we choose one interpretation rather than another. Can we make explicit the
procedures and values at work when we develop an interpretation? Is
reading discovering or inventing a meaning or should we say that we
produce models, grafts, possibilities of life? Papers (in French or in
English) will analyze a minimum of two interpretations of a literary text
belonging to literature written in English.

University  of  Reims
March 10th and 11th 2006

Contact: Prof. Daniel Thomières
Université de Reims
57, rue Pierre Taittinger
51096 Reims Cedex
Tél. 03 26 91 36 19
mail :

deadline for submissions : Dec 15, 2005.

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