June Readings of the Sofia Literary Seminar with the Participation of Beata Stawarska

624th June, New Conference Room, University of Sofia,

19:00. Beata Stawarska.  Linguistic Encounters: the Performativity of Active Listening

25th June,  Sofia University Central Library

12:00~13:00. Miglena Nikolchina. Will You Stay Here: Commons Ex Machina

13:00~14:00. Enyo Stoyanov. Kristeva and Deleuze on the Notion of Process

14:00~15:00.  Darin Tenev. Theory and Modeling. Lévi-Strauss, Badiou, Kristeva and the Modeling Activity

15:00~16:00. Radosvet Kolarov.  Hesitation, Undecidability, and Desire for the Other

16:00~17:00. Kamelia Spassova.  Mimesis and Modeling: Lotman’s Double Structures

17:00~18:00. Discussion: Lotman, Kristeva, and the Question of Theory

Boyan Manchev: Philosophy of Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis of Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Boyan Manchev
Philosophy of Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis of Philosophy

manchevLecture and seminar in English, 1,5 SWS, 1 resp. 2 ECTS credit points
lectures: 13.1., 20.1., 27.1., 10.2.2016, 6-8 pm (starts without academic quarter, no breaks), HZT studio 8
seminar: 14.1., 21.1., 28.1., 11.2.2016, 10-12 am
(starts without academic quarter, no breaks), HZT studio 8

In my books I am articulating metamorphosis as ontological concept as well as a critical instrument for reflexive intervention in the ‘ontology of the actuality’. The series of four lectures, accompanied by seminars, will propose a concise and experimental version of my philosophical proposals on the figure and the concept of metamorphosis, in direct connection to important tendencies in contemporary art, with special attention to contemporary dance and performance. Има още

The Sublime and the Uncanny

University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)
Sofia Literary Theory Seminar (SLS)
Cultural Centre of Sofia University

International Forum
“The Sublime and the Uncanny”

Place: New Conference Room, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia
Time: 2.03- 4.03.2015

sublime_uncannyThe international forum „The Sublime and the Uncanny“ will be held between the 2nd and the 4th of March 2015 in the New Conference Room of the Sofia University. It is organized by the University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP), the Sofia Literary Theory Seminar and the Cultural Centre of Sofia University. The forum is interdisciplinary and focuses on the notions of ‘the Sublime’ and ‘das Unheimliche’, which play a crucial role not only in 20th century but also in contemporary critical discourses.

It will pose the question of the correlation and heuristic potential of these notions in the time of redefinition of the understanding of human intellect, respectively – the status of the (in)human. The forum will expose in a new perspective the topics of the „Metamorphosis and Catastrophe“ symposium, held at the beginning of November 2013.

Interventions on the topic „The Sublime and the Uncanny“ will be presented by Alexander Kiossev, Boyan Manchev, Futoshi Hoshino, Kamelia Spassova, Yuji Nishiyama, Darin Tenev, Takafumi Shimada, Bozhana Filipova, Hisato Kuriwaki, Maria Kalinova, Enyo Stoyanov, Miglena Nikolchina
The forum is open to the public. See below the detailed program.
Working language: English Има още

Forum international „Métamorphose et Catastrophe“

From the UTCP University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy’s blog

25 November, 2013
KOBAYASHI Yasuo, YAMAOKA Riyako, HOSHINO Futoshi,TAKAYAMA Hanako

We co-organized an international symposium “Metamorphosis and Catastrophe” at Sofia University, Bulgaria (from October 31 to November 2, 2013). The symposium was organized by Profs. Boyan Manchev (New Bulgarian University), Darin Tenev (Sofia University) and Yasuo Kobayashi (University of Tokyo). Around fifteen participants joined from Tokyo, Paris and Sofia. Има още

Дискусия около „Нови форми на бунта“ в Софийския литературоведски семинар

Снимка: Яница Радева

Снимка: Яница Радева

На 26.09 Юлия Кръстева гостува на Софийския литературоведски семинар за дискусия върху нейната лекция „Нови форми на бунта“, състояла се същия ден в Аулата на СУ „Св. Климент Охридски“.  В дискусипта, водена от Миглена Николчина, участваха  Александър Кьосев, Амелия Личева, Дарин Тенев, Мария Калинова и Камелия Спасова. Техните изказвания можете да прочетете по-долу. Изказването на Юлия Кръстева очаквайте в най-скоро време във в. „Култура“.

Революциите: парадокси на „вътрешното” и „външното”
Александър Кьосев


Литературен вестник, бр.30/2014, стр. 12.

Не съм компетентен да обсъдя всички мотиви в блестящата лекция, която чухме от проф. Кръстева, особено в нейната психоаналитична част, затова реших да коментирам само една мисъл от нейния доклад – възловото изречение, което тя приписва на аржентински професор, но зад което и тя самата изцяло стои.

…преди да вдигнеш революция в квартала, трябва да направиш революция в себе си…

Както всички разбрахме, тук има амбиция за истинско преобръщане на идеята за революция и бунт. Революцията вече не отваря линеарното време към ново летоброене (както сме свикнали да мислим след идеолозите на буржоазната и комунистическата революция, а и след теоретици като Козелек, Хабермас и Фюре), а говори чрез скритите си етимологични пластове за въртене и връщане, движение не навън в социалния свят и обществения договор, не напред и нагоре в прогресистките хоризонти, а обратно, назад и в дълбочините на вътрешното, в трепета и пропастите на индивидуалното и психическия живот. Има още

Modeling the Potentiality of the Literary Image


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logo_lit.formenOn July 2, 2014 Darin Tenev presented a paper on “Modeling the Potentiality of the Literary Image” at the Graduate College in the Westfällische Wilhelms Universität Münster. The paper was a follow-up to the most recent of a series of international workshops initiated by Robert Matthias Erdbeer, Ivan Popov and Darin Tenev and organized by the Departments of Literary Theory and of German Studies in the University of Sofia and the “Literarische Form” Graduate College in the Westfällische Wilhelms Universität Münster. The goal of this on-going project is to outline a new literary theory of models that could account for the generation and development of literary forms, and also for the history of literary criticism (in other words, to account for the very possibility of different readings and the effect these readings have had on literature). For a more detailed account of the work so far see WORKSHOPS ON LITERARY THEORY OF MODELS.