2014年2月24日 星期一

世界史讀書會訊息公告

Philology Now——文本訓詁(Philology)讀書會

主辦單位:國立清華大學人文社會科學院比較文學中心

主持人:孫宓(國立清華大學外國語文學系副教授)

地點:國立清華大學人文社會科學大樓

時間:週五(20143-6月,共5)下午2-5

有意參加者,請聯絡活動助理Joanne Hsu: joannesyh@gmail.com

關於讀書會:
主題圍繞在「文本訓詁」(Philology),以讀書會的形式提供一個研究教學平台和共同思想園地。每次會議都有指定閱讀資料,在開會前寄給每位讀書會成員,現場備有點心、茶水並提供交通費,歡迎踴躍參加,更詳細的介紹及相關訊息如下


 Philology Now

What is philology? Why does it matter–and why does it matter now? At the simplest level, philology may be defined as the activity of making sense of texts. It comprises techniques of lexicography and paleography; it involves knowledge of the language, grammar, vocabulary, genres, and forms specific to particular cultures, regions, and periods; and it informs the work of identifying and establishing textual traditions and supports practices of commentary and exegesis. As such, it plays a fundamental, infrastructural role in branches of the humanities and social sciences. Yet its importance has been forgotten often enough such that, periodically, calls for a return to philology have had to be issued by critics as various as Paul de Man, Edward Said, and Édouard Glissant. In the last few years, philology has received significant reconsideration as well as advocacy in the emerging context of what may be called the global humanities. This inaugural reading group of the Center for Comparative Literature at Tsing Hua invites participants to read and discuss together selected recent writings on this topic.

This reading group proposes to reconsider philology as the basis for close textual scholarship in the humanities and social sciences after the turn in the last few decades away from emphasis on texts towards contextual and extrinsic sources of criticism. It proposes to do so in cross-cultural and historical perspective, approaching philology, or philologies, as sets of practices affiliated with linguistic and textual traditions of heterogeneous derivation that evince specific dynamics of continuity and transformation across premodern/modern divides. Besides examining such traditions within core or axial cultures, the workshop will consider the complex, globally normative function of the modern university as it developed in Western Europe in the 18th century, with its division of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences and the beginnings of the secular study of the Bible, classics, linguistics, Indology, and literature as such. Beyond the biases of 19th-century comparative philology, the workshop will discuss the legacy of Nietzschean anti-/philology and the claims and methods of post- and postcolonial philology.

This reading group is open to faculty members and graduate students at Tsing Hua and other universities. The readings will be circulated several weeks in advance in PDF form. Meetings will take place on Friday afternoons from 2-5 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the NTHU campus (location TBA). Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

會議日期及閱讀資料:

日期
閱讀資料
3/7
1. Sheldon Pollock, “Future Philology? The Fate of a Soft Science in a Hard World.” Critical Inquiry Vol. 35, No. 4 (Summer 2009): 931-61.
2. Sheldon Pollock, “Introduction”, World Philology, eds. Sheldon Pollock, Benjamin Elman, Kevin Chang. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, forthcoming 2014.
3/28
1. Sebastiano Timpanaro, The Genesis of Lachmann’s Method, tr. Glenn Most. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2006.
2. Glenn Most, “Generating Genres: The Idea of the Tragic” Jonathan Sheehan, The Enlightenment Bible: Translation, Scholarship, Culture.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005.
4/11
Readings from Chinese tradition, TBA
Note: Related lectures by Glenn Most and Kevin Chang, April 18th
Note: Lecture by Pericles Lewis, May 9th
5/16
1. Nietzsche, “We Philologists” Foucault, from The Order of Things
2. Hamacher, from “95 Theses on Philology.” PMLA, Vol. 125, No. 4 (October 2010)
6/6
1. Michelle Warren, “Post-philology” in Postcolonial Moves: Medieval through Modern. Ed. Patricia Clare Ingham and Michelle Warren. New York: Palgrave, 2003, 19-45.
2. Christopher GoGwilt, “Postcolonial Philology and the Passage of Literature,” in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011, 217-251.

參考書目:

Auerbach, Erich. “Philology and Weltliteratur.” Trans. Maire Said and Edward Said. Centennial Review of Arts and Science 13.1 (1969): 1-17.
Culler, Jonathan. “Anti-foundational Philology.” Comparative Literature Studies 27.1 (1990): 49-52.
De Man, Paul. “The Return to Philology.” The Resistance to Theory. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1986.
Elman, Benjamin. From Philosophy to Philology: Intellectual and Social Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China. Los Angeles: UCLA Press, 2001.
Grafton, Anthony. Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1994.
Holquist, Michael. “Forgetting Our Name, Remembering Our Mother.” PMLA 115.7 (2000): 1975-77.
Holquist, Michael., “Why We Should Remember Philology.” Profession (2002): 72-79.
Jing Tzu, Sound and Script in Chinese Diaspora. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2011.
Lerer, Seth, ed. Literary History and the Challenge of Philology: The Legacy of Erich Auerbach. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1996.
McGann, Jerome. “Philology in a New Key.” Critical Inquiry: Winter 2013.
Mufti, Aamir. “Orientalism and the Institution of World Literatures.” Critical Inquiry 36 (Spring 2010): 458-93.
Porter, James I. Nietzsche and the Philology of the Future. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2000.
Said, Edward. “The Return to Philology.” Humanism and Democratic Criticism. New York: Columbia UP, 2004. 57-84.

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