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Programme

Postgraduate Symposium 2012

Wednesday 27th June, Wolfson Research Exchange

09:30 – 09:40

OPENING REMARKS: Emma Francis

09.40 – 10.20
PANEL 1: Suffering and Laughter (Chair: Daniel Katz)

Chi-Fang Chen, Edmund Burke and the Comic Culture of the 1790s
Alireza Fakhrkonandeh, The Efflorescence of the Third Skin in the Torsions of Pain

10:20 – 10:30 BREAK

10:30 – 11.10
PANEL 2: Universal and Local in Translation (Chair: John Gilmore)

Joanna Rzepa, To be translated or not to be: A dialogue of theology and translation studies
Svetlana Skomorokhova, From ‘Minor’ to ‘Major’: Belarusian Literature in English

11:10 – 11:20 BREAK

11:20 – 12:20
PANEL 3: Politics of Identities in the Long 20th Century (Chair: Graeme Macdonald)

Michael Tsang, On the Periphery of Post/Neocolonialism: The Case of Hong Kong
Roxanne Bibizadeh, Marginalized Voices: The search for identity in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane and Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani
Christopher Davis, Erasing the Bar: The Culture of Post-Settler-Colonialism

12:20 – 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 – 14.10
PANEL 4: Reassessing the Postcolonial Woman and Child (Chair: Cathia Jenainati)

Gurpreet Kaur, Women and Environment: Postcolonial Ecofeminism in Indian Women’s Writing in English
Dominic Dean, The Essential Child and Conrad Criticism: Reading from Amy Foster

14:10 – 14:20 BREAK

14.20 – 15.20
PANEL 5: Cultural Practices of the 19th Century (Chair: Gill Frith)

Mary Addyman, Dislocating objects: The collection of Richard and Henry Cuming
Andrea Selleri, Some remarks on the concept of authorship
Laura Wood, “Reading is Eating on the Sly”: Victorian Metaphors of Reading and Food Adulteration in the Nineteenth Century

15:20 – 15:30 BREAK

15:30 – 16:10
PANEL 6: Origins and Trajectories (Chair: Nick Lawrence)

Vladimir Brljak, Allegory and the Construction of Modernity in the Study of Renaissance Poetics
Christian Smith, The Roots of Critical Theory/Frankfurt School in Shakespeare’s Influence on Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud

16:10 – 16:20 BREAK

16:20 – 17:20
PANEL 7a: Roundtable Discussion: 'Historicism versus Presentism: Dealing with the Past and the Present in Early Modern Studies' (Chair: Stephen Purcell) Participants: Alice Leonard, Christian Smith, Vladimir Brljak, Iman Sheeha, Máté Vince

PANEL 7b: National Allegory?: Writing Nationality in the Postcolonial World (Chair: Malachi McIntosh)
Anna Bogdanova, Spaces beyond the text in Patrick Chamoiseau’s Texaco
Thomas Lampon-Masters, A Punch in the Face? Narratives of Gender Violence and Racial Violence in Achmat Dangor’s Bitter Fruit
Christinna Hobbs, Remembering Postcolonial Trauma: The Importance of the Family in Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark

17:20 – 17:30 BREAK

17:30 – 18:30

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Emma Francis, Authenticity in your early career
Catherine Bates, Postdoctoral Fellowships
Jon Mee, Locating your research within large research projects
Sherah Wells, Building your early career in an interdisciplinary environment
Q & A Session

18:30 – 18:40

CLOSING REMARKS: Catherine Bates