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Thursday 25 May 2017 in H5.45

09:15 - 09:45 Registration in H5.43

09:45 - 09:55 Welcome

09:55 - 11:10 Panel 1

Form and Aesthetics
Chair: Elizabeth Barry

1. Ronan Hatfull: "Bounded in a Nutshell": Reducing Shakespeare

2. Angus Love: Art as Subject: Alain Badiou's Inaesthetics and the Problem of Theatre

3. Leonello Bazzurro: The Experimental Game in La Nueva Novela and El Poeta Anónimo by Juan Luis Martinez: Reflections on the Use of Dissoluted Language, Fragmented Images, and Muted Sounds

11:10 - 11:25 Break (tea and coffee provided)

11:25 - 12:40 Panel 2

The Human and the Material
Chair: Ross Forman

1. Nadeen Dakkak: Migrant Labor, Immobility and Invisibility in Literature on the Arab Gulf

2. Fiona Farnsworth: "For me, fried chicken has no batter": Food and Female Identity in Americanah

3. Charlotte Symons: "Part of the Nastiness": Physical and Psychological Separation in Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep

12:40 - 13:25 Lunch (H5.43)

13:25 - 14:20 Panel 3

Contesting the Critical Eye
Chair: Emma Francis

1. Emily Dunford: The Democratic Spaces on Online Theatre Reviewing in the UK

2. Dominic Nah: Decentering Empathetic Encounters: Recentering the Problem of Alterity in World Literature

14:20 - 14:30 Break (tea and coffee provided)

14:30 - 15:25 Panel 4

Scientific Crossovers
Chair: Pablo Mukherjee

1. Lucio de Capitani: "To destroy the enemy, become one": Anthropological Imagination and Counterinsurgency in Rudyard Kipling and Mahasweta Devi

2. Sihwa Mun: Forms of Life in Shelley's 'The Sensitive Plant'

15:25 - 15:35 Comfort break

15:35 - 16:45 Panel 5

Art and/against Oppression
Chair: Michael Meeuwis

1. Natasha Bondre: "Diablio, haitiano, que te pasó?": Ecological Capitalism and the Post-Oil Zombie Apocalypse in Junot Diaz's 'Monstro'

2. Lirong Yao: Mu Dan, a Glimpse of his Anger, Pain, and Passion

3. Julie Hudson: In My End is My Beginning: an Ecotheatrical Perspective on Forum Theatre

16:45 Closing Remarks

We hope that you will join us for a wine reception following the Symposium at 17:00 in H5.43.