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Conference Programme

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN PHILOSOPHY &
LITERATURE

Philosophy & The Uses
of Narrative

Friday 5 November 2004
Conference Programme

All Talks in Humanities Building (H0.58)

9.00–9.30 Registration and Coffee outside H0.58
9.30–10.30 John Lippitt (Philosophy, Hertfordshire):
Getting the Story Straight: Kierkegaard, MacIntyre and the Problems of Narrative
(Chair: Christine Battersby, Philosophy, Warwick)
10.30–11.30 Evy Varsamopoulou (Department of European Philosophy and Literature, Anglia Polytechnic University):
The Mythopoetics of Duration: Time in Balzac and Proust
(Chair: Keith Ansell-Pearson, Philosophy, Warwick)
11.30–11.50 Coffee (included in Registration Fee)
11.50–1.00 Veronica Vasterling (Philosophy & Women’s Studies, Nijmegen University, Netherlands):
Hannah Arendt’s Narrative Philosophy: The Political Relevance of Story-Telling
(Chair: Rachel Jones, Philosophy, Dundee)
1.00 – 2.15 Lunch (not included in Registration Fee)
2.15 – 3.15 Teresa Ludden (German, Oxford Brookes University):
Getting Back to the Umbilical Cord: Narration and Birth in Günter Grass’ The Tin Drum and other post-1945 German Texts
(Chair: Georgina Paul, German, Warwick)
3.15 – 3.30 Coffee (included in Registration Fee)
3.30 – 4.30 Michael Bell (Warwick):
Narrative and Meaning in Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table
(Chair: Nicholas Davey, Philosophy, Dundee)
4.30 – 6.00 Round Table Chaired by Christine Battersby, with Speakers and Georgina Paul (Warwick) and Nicholas Davey and Rachel Jones from Dundee