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Enumeration, Epistemology, Etcetera

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Conference on Lists and List-Making in Literature and Culture

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When Jul 04, 2019 02:00 PM to
Jul 06, 2019 01:00 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, 79104 Freiburg i.Br.
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You woul like to know more about the practices of enumeration in a variety of cultural and literary contexts? Join us for the conference "Enumeration, Epistemology, Etcetera: Lists and List-Making in Literature and Culture".

On the evening of July 4, Prof. Ottmar Ette, an expert on Alexander von Humboldt, will deliver a special lecture (in German) as part of the FRIAS Horizonte Lectures, on the topic of lists in Humboldt’s writing.

Organised by the ERC Starting Grant Project Lists in Literature and Culture:



Thursday, July 4 
14:00–14:30hRegistration and Welcome Coffee
SESSION 1Chair: Anne Rüggemeier

Martin Stöckinger (Köln)

Between Narrativity, Memory, and Administration: Lists in Roman Imperial and Early Medieval Historiography

15:45–16:30hDaniela Wagner (Tübingen)
Enumerative Layering in the Paintings of the ‘Miracles of the True Cross’ in Venice
KEYNOTEChair: Eva von Contzen
18:00–19:30hOttmar Ette (Potsdam)
Alexander von Humboldts Listen. Die Humboldtsche Wissenschaft und ihre Ordnungen (Freiburger Horizonte Lecture)
Friday, July 5 
KEYNOTEChair: Anne Rüggemeier
9:30–11:00hUlrike Vedder (Berlin)
„dille pur tutto“ – Wie „alles“ sagen? Zur Erzählökonomie der Liste
Coffee Break 
SESSION 2Chair: Eva von Contzen
11:30–12:15hLennart Lehmhaus (Berlin)
Lore and Order? – Rabbinic List-making as an ‚Epistemic Genre‘
12:15–13:00hColinda Lindermann (Berlin)
In or Out? Word Lists in Early Modern Arabic Lexicography
Lunch Break 
SESSION 3Chair: Roman Alexander Barton
14:30–15:15hNorbert Götz (Huddinge)
Donor List Communication: The Moral Economy of Humanitarian Efforts in the Nineteenth Century
15:15–16:00hTheresa Schön (Halle-Wittenberg)
Moral Curiosity Cabinets: Listing and the Character Sketch in Addison and Steele’s Periodicals
Coffee Break 
SESSION 4Chair: Julia Böckling
16:30–17:15hAgnes Blümer (Köln)
Between Order and Chaos: Lists in Children’s Literature
Saturday, July 6 
SESSION 5Chair: Roman Alexander Barton
09:30–10:15hStefanie Lethbridge (Freiburg)
More than a Canon: The List of Contents in British Poetry Anthologies

Juri Joensuu (Jyväskylä)

Literary Recipes and Menus: Experiments on Enumerative Forms

Coffee Break 
SESSION 6Chair: Sarah Link
11:30–12:15h Liam Cole Young (Ottawa)
Lists and Longing
12:15–13:00hFinal Discussion




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