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Freitag, 22.11.2019 bis Sonntag, 24.11.2019

Internationale Konferenz

AAAS 2019 - 46th International Conference of the American Association for American Studies - MEDIATING MOUNTAINS

12:30 - 20:15 Uhr
Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck

Anmeldung ist erforderlich; Anmeldung beim Veranstalter bis 15.10.19

Eintritt / Kosten: Eintritt bei Anmeldung


Freitag, 22.11.2019: 12.30-20.15
Samstag, 23.11.2019: 8.45-19.45
Sonntag, 24.11.2019: 9.00-14.30

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Mountains confront us in many guises. They visualize space and provide geopolitical orientations that address questions of historical, cultural, social, national, and individual identity. Mountains are subjects of philosophical reflections, environmental meditations, and ecocritical ontologies. They serve as means of spiritual invigoration, scientific experimentation, medical therapy, and recreation. They are also the sources and resources of technological and artistic innovations, of human and non-human exploitations. Mountain spaces are often borderlands and contested zones of war and migration. They are sites of tourism and industrialization, deposits of waste, and repositories of cultural memory. This polymorphous and fluid nature turns mountains into a "dynamic medium" (W.J.T. Mitchell) that both reflects and grounds subjectivities. Mountains are not only objects of reflection that mirror, archive, and project human and cultural investments, but they can also be conceived of as "hyperobjects" (Timothy Morton) that affect the ways we come to think about existence, earth, and society.

The conference "Mediating Mountains" sets out to explore mountains as objects and agents of mediation in all artforms and media, including painting, literature, theater, music, film, television, performance and video art, video gaming, photography, and architecture


Institut für Amerikastudien
Universität Innsbruck

assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Christian Quendler
+43 512 507 4177

Mag. Mag. Dr. Cornelia Klecker
+43 512 507 4179