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Thursday 24th May in H5.45

08:30 - 9:00 Registration and refreshments in H5.43

09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks

09:10 - 10:25 Panel 1: Mood and Emotion

Chair: Lara Choksey

  • Gemma Holgate: Uses of Emotion in Socialist Literature: A Reading of Clementina Black's An Agitator
  • Roxanne Douglas: Fear Writing - the Gothic in Contemporary Arab Women's Fiction
  • Isobel Doster: Mood, Water, and First-Person Narrative in Deborah Levy's Hot Milk

10:25 - 11:40 Panel 2: Creativity

Chair: Michael Hulse

  • Charlotte Symons: 'The Anchorite's Tale': A Creative Reimagining of the Life of a Medieval Recluse
  • James Loveard: we are not interested in the past
  • Annie Garthwaite and Katie Margaret Hall: From Practice to Professional - Manifesting a Career

11:40 - 11:55 Break (tea and coffee provided)

11:55 - 13:10 Panel 3: Performance and Body

Chair: Paul Prescott

  • Katja Laug: Reading the Body - An Aesthetics of Class and Resistance in Cormac McCarthy
  • Dee Wu: Wilde out of Place: Fascination with Wilde's Plural Personas in Contemporary China
  • Angus Love: Staging Badiou: Philosophy, Theatre, and Immanence

13:10 - 13:50 Lunch

13:50 - 15:05 Panel 4: Legitimacy/Complicity

Chair: Michael Gardiner

  • James Wills: 'Justice as he saw it': Re-examining the Role of William Faulkner's Gavin Stevens in the Post-War U.S. South
  • Christine Emmett: 'Under what stone?': Nadine Gordimer's Crime and Punishment
  • Thirayut Sangangamsakun: Lost in Gay Paradise: Rethinking Gay Tourism, Global Capitalism, and Queer Autonomy in Thailand

15:05 - 16:00 Panel 5: Translation

Chair: Chantal Wright

  • Tina Janssen: Sacontal√°'s Travels: The Journey and Influence of Sir William Jones's Translation Throughout Europe
  • Di Zhao: 19 Ways of Looking at a Chinese Poem

16:00 - 16:15 Break (tea and coffee provided)

16:15 - 17:30 Panel 6: Biopolitics

Chair: Stephen Shapiro

  • Aiman Aslam Khattak: Battling War; Af-Pak Narratives
  • Natasha Bondre: Black Gold and Black Power in Trinidad, 1962 - 1982
  • Ada Cheong: Crawling into Utopia: Petrohorror and Pedestrianism in Train to Busan

17:30 - 17:40 Closing Remarks

Following the end of the symposium, we invite you to join us for a wine reception beginning at 17:40 in H5.43.