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Symposium Programme

15th Annual Warwick English Postgraduate Symposium Programme


Thursday 23 May 2019

Oculus OC1.04

8:30 – 9:00

Registration in OC1.04


9:00 – 9:15

Health and Safety Intro

9.15 – 9.30

Opening Remarks by Emma Mason HOD


Panel 1: Bodily and Capitalist Vessels in the Anthropocene

Chair: Michael Paye

- Rob Horsfield: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Borders in the Anthropocene

- Harry Pitt Scott: Offshore: Oil Tankers and World Petroculture

- Natasha Bondre: Fountains of Oil in Venezuela: Commodity Frontiers, Petro-Capitalism and the Coloniality of Oil in Gabriel Bracho Montiel’s Guachimanes

10: 30

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Creative Writing Roundtable

Chair: Chantal Wright

- Cheryl Powell

- Vanwy Arif

- Susannah Heffernan

Key Words: synaesthesia, metaphor, connotation, language, multisensory, perception


Panel 2: Geographical Literary Imaginaries

Chair: Michael Meeuwis

- Marianne Hillion: “Snatching away the green rug of the Maidan”: Writing and Excavating the City in Contemporary Indian Writing in English

- Amul Gyawali: Colonialism and the Sublime: Notes from South Asia

13:00 – 13: 45


13: 45 – 14:00

Remarks by Emma Francis DGS

14: 00 – 15:00

Panel 3: Feminist Texts and Theory

Chair: Emma Francis

- Roxanne Douglas: Caught red-handed: bloodied hands in Arab women’s writing

- Elif Gülez: Ashes of the Phoenix (AOP)

- Esthie Hugo: “It is us who groom and weed him”: The Gendered Ecology of Sugarcane in the Poetry of Grace Nichols

15:00 – 16:00

Panel 3: Writing and Performing Justice

Chair: Jami Rogers

- James Wills: The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch

- David Fletcher: ‘Hypocritical Religionaries’ remembered in Restoration drama

- Maki Nakamatsu: The impact of dramas on Warwick students’ perceptions of disabled people


Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30

Panel 5: Translation, Adaptation, and Abjection

Chair: John Gilmore

- Layth Awwadd: The Objectification of the Other: Frankenstein in Baghdad as an Adaptation of Frankenstein

- Tarini Bhamburkar: The Abject Woman: Spatial Ambivalence and Gothic Transformation in Wuthering Heights and Wide Sargasso Sea

- Tina Janssen: A Translation by any other name… Sir William Jones’s Poems (1772) as an introduction to oriental poetry


Closing Remarks



Please join us for a wine reception beginning at 17:45 in front of OC1.03. accompanied by a poetry reading by Ruby Turok-Squire.