《研究議題》偉大的不完整:意大利的未竟之功 Great Incompletes: Italy’s Unfinished Endeavors

台灣西洋古典、中世紀暨文藝復興學會
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
研究議題
Findings and Approaches
 
主題 Topic
Great Incompletes: Italy’s Unfinished Endeavors
偉大的不完整:意大利的未竟之功
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作者 Author
出版社 Publisher
出版年 Year
2017
語言 Language
English
裝訂 Binding
□ 平裝 Paperback    □ 精裝 Hardcover
頁數 Pages
ISBN (10 / 13)
Bibliography Reference
 (STC, Duff, GW . . .)
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撰稿者 Writer
郭如蘋
撰寫日期 Date
Oct. 30, 2016
A. 簡介 Introduction (within 500 words, Chinese or English)
    本次會議透過一系列理論和案例研究,探討意大利文化和社會歷史「不完整」的問題。從但丁的未完成的作品到普契尼的《杜蘭朵》,從葛蘭西的Quaderni del carcere到卡拉布里亞的grandi opere,「偉大而不完整」名單的長度如同它的多樣性可觀。本會議擬探討如下的議題:不完整的計畫之間是否有什麼共同點?未完成的電影與未完成的橋樑或小說有何不同?文本要如何才能視為完成?我們作為讀者、觀眾和證人的期望是否因為這個所謂的未完成的事而受到影響?意大利藝術、哲學和政治的歷史也充滿許多作品部署「不完整」作為刻意的敘事手段。我們歡迎以英語發表的論文探討「不完整」作為媒體的理論概念之可行性,其範圍作為一種(不)可能誘發出具體的詮釋戰略技術,以及它作為一個政治和哲學的概念之蘊含。
[Original CFP]
This conference will investigate the question of incompleteness in Italian cultural and social history through an array of theoretical perspectives and case studies. From the unfinished works of Dante to Puccini’s Turandot, from Gramsci’s Quaderni del carcere to the grandi opere of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria, the list of “great incompletes” is as long as it is diverse. What do incomplete projects have in common? How does an unfinished film differ from an unfinished bridge or novel? How can a text be deemed complete? Are our expectations as readers, viewers and witnesses influenced because of this purported unfinished-ness?
 The history of Italian art, philosophy and politics is also brimming with works that deploy incompleteness as a deliberate narrative device. Michelangelo’s poetics of non-finito and the aesthetic debate on the possibility/impossibility of reaching perfection in art, reappears in Calvino’s Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore. The openness of Gadda’s Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana challenges the limits of a literary genre, just as Antonioni’s inherently incomplete plots inform his spatial and temporal filmic aesthetics. Many have noticed a connection between unfinished infrastructure projects, clientelism, corruption, and organized crime: the works’ ability to remain perpetually “in progress” is precisely their point.
We welcome papers in English that explore the viability of incompleteness as a theoretical notion across media, its scope as a technique that may or may not solicit a specific hermeneutical strategy, and finally its implications as a political and philosophical concept.
Possible topics may include:
· Unfinished works and their textual tradition
· Infrastructural incompleteness and organized crime
· A poetics of non-finito
· Reaching perfection in art
· Incompleteness across media
· Incompleteness as a narrative device
· Pastiche/Patchworks vs. Incompleteness
· Hermeneutical strategies facing incompleteness
· Incomplete plots/spaces/times
· Incompleteness vs. Failure
Keynote speaker: Professor Thomas Harrison (UCLA)
B. 延伸閱讀 Extended Reading