Department of English and Comparative Literature

The Long Twentieth Century (1885-2008):

Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

Conference Programme

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths, University of London

September 18th 2013

 

PROGRAMME

SEPTEMBER 18th

RHB137a

9.00-9.15 Coffee and registration

9.15 Welcome

 

9.20-11.00 KEYNOTE, PROFESSOR JOSH COHEN, (Goldsmiths):

 'A Dark and Truncated Language',

Chair: Professor Lucia Boldrini  (Goldsmiths)

 

11.15-12.30 

PANEL 1: The Space of Literature as Resistance 

Chair: Carole Sweeney (Goldsmiths)

Maria Kalantzopoulou, (Paris): ‘Literature as Democracy and Its Limits: Literature as Politics and the Politics of Literature.’

Annabel Haynes (Durham): 'Basil Bunting's Bardy Politics.'

12.30-1.30 LUNCH

1.30-3.00

PANEL 2: Fin de siècle to modernism 

Chair: Chris Baldick (Goldsmiths)

Mercedes Aguirre, (UCL): 'In Defence of Culture’: The 1937 International Congress of Writers'

Meredith Miller, (Falmouth): '"In a Purely Scientific Journal": Psychoanalysis, Modernism and the Retreat from the Real'. (Paper available on request) 

Raluca GoleČ™teanu (Tadeusz Manteuffel Intitute, Warsaw: 'Central and Eastern European Instances of the Concept of L'art pour l'art' in the Fin-de-Siècle'

 

                                                               3.00 tea/coffee break

 

    3.15-4.30                     

PANEL 3: Gender, aesthetics, politics

Chair: Maria Lauret (Sussex)

Vicky Sparrow, (Birkbeck): 'The Angry Brigade: Anna Mendelssohn's poetics of the political'.

Frith Taylor, (independent scholar):'Narrative Style as Subversion: The Politics of Aesthetics in Kate Chopin's The Awakening.'

Marketá Gebhartová (Tokyo and Prague)" "I have to live somewhere else I feel my othernesses": women writers in 1970s and 1980s Czechoslovakia'.

 

4.30—6.00 KEYNOTE, PROFESSOR PAUL HAMILTON, (Queen Mary)

'Exceptions',

Chair: Dr Vivienne Orchard (Southampton)

 

6.00-7.00 WINE RECEPTION

Please note that ths event is now FULL. 

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