School of English

Cross-Channel Modernisms Symposium

Launch event of a new cross-channel collaboration in modernist studies between the University of Kent, University of Glasgow and Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3.

Date: Saturday 4th April 2015, 9.30am – 6.30pm

Venue: University of Kent’s Paris Campus, Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris

Programme:

9.30
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9.40
Keynote Lecture 1: Jane Goldman (University of Glasgow)
 

‘Cross-Channel Modernisms and the Vicissitudes of a Laughing Torso: Nina Hamnett, Artist, Bohemian and Writer in Modernist Paris and London'

 

Chair: Catherine Lanone (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

10.40
Coffee Break
11.00

Postgraduate Panel 1: Sounds, Names, Forms

 

Chair: Claire Davison (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

 

Laurelyne Ramboz (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3): ‘Echoes Over Water: Cross-Channel Waves and Woolf’s Poetics of Sound’      

 

Laura Thiessen (University of Kent): ‘Renaming the World in Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons’

 

Emily Dye (University of Kent): ‘Stein, Toklas, Braque and Cubist Forms’

11.45

Short break

11.50

Postgraduate Panel 2: Women and Sexuality

 

Chair: Derek Ryan (University of Kent)

 

Jezabel Mansell (University of Kent): ‘Elizabeth Bowen’s Discreet Transgressions’

 

Elaine Chou (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3): ‘On (Not) Knowing Hope Mirrlees

 

Chrysoula Titi (University of Kent): ‘“The Beasts that Walk out of the Darkness Alone”: Seeking Spaces for Alternative Sexualities in Nightwood

12.30
Lunch and Planning Meeting
14.00
Keynote Lecture 2: Claire Davison (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
 
‘On Unknowing French? Rythme and Rhythm on a Cross-Channel Exchange’
15.00
Coffee Break
15.20
Panel: Crossings, Departures, Mediations
 
Chair: Derek Ryan (University of Kent)
 
Caroline Pollentier (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3): ‘Cross-Channel Flânerie and Trans-Species Crossings’
 
Naomi Toth (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre): ‘Betray to Become: Departure in Joyce’s Early Work’
 
Lauren Elkin (American University of Paris): ‘Across the Other Channel: Elizabeth Bowen and Modernist Mediation’
16.50
Short break
17.00
Keynote Lecture 3: Vassiliki Kolocotroni (University of Glasgow)
 

‘“Imagine being a poet in a world like this!”: Jean Rhys’s Perverse Paris Idyll’

 
Chair: Isabelle Alfandary (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
18.00
Closing remarks followed by a wine reception sponsored by Edinburgh University Press.

Click here for a downloadable version of the above programme.

For more information contact Derek Ryan (d.j.ryan@kent.ac.uk or CCModernisms@gmail.com)

School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 23/03/2015