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Programme

Time Description
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome

 
9:45 - 10:40

Panel One: Women and the House

Chair: David Taylor

Discussants: Lisa Robertson

Louise Campion – “The Crucifixion in the Kitchen: Disturbing Domesticity in The Doctrine of the Hert and The Book of Gostly Grace

Rita Dashwood – “‘An office in which she had always depended’: Surrogate managers in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Persuasion

   
10:40 - 10:50 Break
   
10:50 - 11:45

Panel Two: Memory, Trauma, and Psychoanalysis

Chair: John Fletcher

Discussants: Dan Katz and Christian Smith

Fiona Farnsworth – “Memory and the Essential Truth”: Contested Territory and the Politics of Testimony in Joe Sacco’s Palestine Narratives"

James Wills – “‘Interpreting (with) Freud’: Laplanche, Hoffmann and the Birth of Unconscious Drives”

   
11:45 - 11:50 Break
   
11:50 - 12:45

Panel Three: Critical Theory: Engaging with Heidegger and Adorno

Chair: Paulo de Medeiros

Discussants: Emma Mason

Lillian Hingley – “Henrik Ibsen’s Endings in Theodor Adorno’s Critical Theory

Birgit Breidenbach – “The Case for Pathetic Fallacy, or What Is It Like to Be Thomas Bernhard’s Wingchair?”

   
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch in H 5.43
   
13:30 - 14:30

Panel Four: Post/Colonial Questions

Chair: Pablo Mukherjee

Discussants: Mike Niblett and Sourit Bhattacharya

Lara Choksey – “Changing Places: Political Transition and Evolutionary Time in Doris Lessing’s Space Fiction”

Manasvini Rajan – “Oppression and Silencing in Delhi Calm

   
14:30 - 14:45 Break
   
14:45 - 16:05

Panel Five: Text Circulation and Adaptation

Chair: Emma Mason

Discussants: Emanuelle Santos

Emil Rybczak – “Publishing at the Margins: Whose Brand is it Anyway?”

Ronan Hatfull – “‘After All This Fooling’: The Other RSC”

Madeleine Scherer – “‘Beautiful Lofty Things”: Marina Carr’s Hecuba and Ancient Greek Morality

   
16:05 - 16:20 Break and refreshments
   
16:20 - 17:15

Panel 6: The Planet in Crisis

Chair: David Taylor

Discussants: Paulo de Medeiros

Julie Hudson – “Re-Performing Reception: The Skriker as Ecotheatre in 1994 and 2015

Karen Borg Cardona – “The Female Temptress in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road

   
17:15 - 17:30 Break
   
17:30 - 18:00

Roundtable: Postgraduate CV Building and Publications

Speakers: Emma Mason, David Taylor, and Paulo de Medeiros

18:00 - 18:15 Q&A Postgraduate CV Building and Publications
18:15 - 18:30 Closing Remarks by Emma Mason
18:15 - 19:00 Wine Reception