Events Calendar
May 25
09:30 - 17:30
Conference: Wandering and Home
Skepsi Conference
Professor Rachael Bowlby


9.30am - 10am registration in Grimond Foyer

10am - 10.05am Welcome

10.05 – 11.05am Panel I: Wandering and Migration (Chair: Aina)

Dr. Sigrid Newman (Universität zu Köln): 'Strangers in a Strange Land'?: Literary representations of loss, exile and home

Dr. Alexandra Sattler (University of Birmingham): Wandering and Home in Libuše Moníková's writing

11.05am - 11.25am coffee break

11.25am – 12.25pm Panel II: On Urban Wandering (Chair: Muradije)

Ann Kinzer (University of Kent): Tracing the origins of flânerie

Domonique Davies (University of Kent): Are We There Yet? The Gradual Abstraction of Wandering in Fisher's City, Dorn's Gunslinger, and Ashbery's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

12.25pm - 1.15pm lunch

1.15pm – 2.45pm Panel III: Postmodern Wandering (Chair: Harriet)

John Runde (University of Royal Holloway): Mapping Displacement and the Loss-of-Home in Charlotte Salomon's Life? or Theatre?: Body-Postures, Material Objects, Inscriptions of Art and the Space of "In-between- ness"

Matthew Gibson (University of Kent): Robinson à Paris? Or wandering 'blind' in the Célinian banlieue

Richard Marklew (Freie Universität Berlin): Wandering — When it's at Home: Samuel Beckett's Mercier and Camier and the Phenomenology of Wandering.

2.45pm - 3.05pm coffee break

3.05pm – 4.05pm Panel IV: Strangers at Home (Chair: Silvia)

Muradije Kijak (University of Kent): Margins, Villas, and Gecekondu: César Aira, Latife Tekin, and the Urban Peripheries of Istanbul and Buenos Aires

Aina Marti (University of Kent): Wandering and the Male Crisis of Domesticity in En ménage (1882) and Traumnovelle (1926)

4.05pm - 4.25pm coffee break

4.25pm – 5.10pm Keynote Lecture (Chair: Ann)

Prof. Rachel Bowlby (UCL/Princeton): Not at home — Some Wandering Subjects in Austen, Perec and Elsewhere

Wine Reception (followed by Dinner in Town)

This conference is free and open to all. 


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