In the Zone: Mini-Workshop

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 5:30pm
From the ancient Greek zṓnē for girdle or belt, “zone“ advanced over the course of the twentieth century in both English and German to become a ubiquitous signifier for geographic, socio-political, and scientific spaces. What, however, is an aesthetic zone? Is it synonymous with the text? What sets it apart from non-zones? What are its boundaries comprised of? What does the zone contribute to the analysis of literary and cinematic texts?
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:30pm
Film Screening, “Stalker.” Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. 1979
UNC-Chapel Hill, Dey Hall, Room 314 
Friday, April14, 5:30pm
2 Dueling Lectures
•Frauke Berndt (Universität Zürich): The Concept of the Zone in Merleau-Ponty and Rancière
•Lutz Koepnick (Vanderbilt University): Zones of Ambiguity: Contemporary Spectatorship and Art Cinema
UNC-Chapel Hill, Toy Lounge, Dey Hall
Saturday, April 15, 9:30am-3pm
119 Old Chemistry, West Campus, Duke University
Discussion of pre-circulated essays and short presentations by graduate students and faculty.
If you are interested in participating in the Saturday seminar, please register no later than Friday, April 7.
This event is co-sponsored by UNC’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Duke University’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.
In the Zone: Mini-Workshop
Event Location: 
UNC (Toy Lounge) and Duke (119 Old Chem)