Event Nov 08

Abstract Jul 31

Reframing Ekphrasis: Comparative Literature Conference

Event: 11/08/2012 - 11/09/2012
Abstract: 07/31/2012
Categories: American, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, British, 20th & 21st Century, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Medieval, Romantics, Victorian, Comparative, Digital Humanities, French, Genre & Form, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, German, Graduate Conference, Interdisciplinary, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Eastern European, Hispanic & Latino, Indian Subcontinent, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Postcolonial, Scandinavian
Location: London
Organization: King's College London

We are delighted to invite you to the first King’s College London Post-Graduate Comparative Literature conference. Please email reframingekphrasis@gmail.com to register stating your name and the days you will be attending. Attendance is free and all are welcome!

“Reframing Ekphrasis”

King’s College London Comparative Literature Conference

8-9 November 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Cheeke (Bristol) – ‘Transfiguration: Nineteenth-Century Ekphrasis’

Thurs. 8 November: 12.30 – 4.30, Room S8.08, King’s College London, Strand Campus

12.30 – 1.00: Registration and coffee

1.00 – 2.30: Panel 1: Classical to Early Modern Ekphrasis

Daisy Dunn (UCL/Warburg Institute) – ‘Integrating Ekphrasis from Classical Text to Renaissance Image: Achilles Tatius Re-mastered’

Stanislaus Kuttner-Homs (University of Caen) – ‘Beyond the Veil: Ekphrasis as Literary Empowerment in the De signis of Niketas Choniates’

Beatrice Wilford (KCL) – ‘Adaptation as Ekphrasis: Derek Jarman’s Edward II’

2.30 – 2.45: Break

2.45 – 4.15: Panel 2: Ekphrasis in Practice

Angelina Ayers (Sheffield Hallam) – ‘Experiments in Ekphrasis’

Rebecca Roach (Oxford) – ‘Through the Keyhole: Writers, Rooms and Representation’

Joanne Brueton (UCL) – ‘“Toi et Sartre vous m’avez statufié”: Space, Art and Resistance in Jean Genet and Louise Bourgeois’


Friday 9November: 9.00 – 6.00, River Room, King’s College London, Strand Campus

9.00 – 9.30: Registration, opening remarks, coffee

9.30 – 11.00: Panel 1: Ekphrasis at Play: Dialogues, Dialectics and Abstractions

Pauline Eaton (Birkbeck) – ‘Marie NDiaye and Turner: A Silent Yet Complex dialogue Between Visual Image and Textual Narrative in La Naufragée’

Natalia Font (Exeter) – ‘Interrogating the Ekphrastic Ambivalence: Angela Carter and Marosa di Giorgio’

Kate Symondson (KCL) – ‘Abstract Literature: Conrad’s Innovations in Representation’

11.00 – 11.15: Break

11.15 – 12.00: Keynote Speech – Dr. Stephen Cheeke (Bristol) – ‘Transfiguration: Nineteenth-Century Ekphrasis’

12.00 – 1.00: Lunch (own arrangements)

1.15 – 2.45: Panel 2: Ekphrastic Stasis and Movement

Claudia Tobin (Bristol) – ‘Nothing is really statically at rest’: DH Lawrence, Cézanne and the Still Life’

Amanda Cornwall (University of Oregon) – ‘Ut pictura poesis in George Elliot’s Middlemarch’

Dr. Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry) – ‘The Images Move in a Dance: Animated Statuary and Ekphrastic Motion in the Early Modern Masque’

2.45 – 3.00: Break

3.00 – 4.30: Panel 3: Postcolonial Ekphrases

Isil Cihan – ‘In the Light of New Ekphrastic Poetics: A Reading of My Name is Red’

Dr. Sheetal Majithia (NYU Abu Dhabi) – ‘Postcolonial Ekphrasis and the Politics of the Rushdie Affair’

Dr. Andrew Miller (University of Copenhagen) – ‘Dabydeen’s Turner: Reframing the Aura’

4.30 – 6.00: Panel 4: Subjectivity, the Senses, and Ekphrasis

Dr. Alison Fisch Katz (Jerusalem College of Engineering) – ‘In Pursuit of a Full Aesthetic: Ekphrasis in Tess of D’Urbervilles'

Nina Shiel (Dublin City University) – ‘The Senses and Sensuality of Ekphrasis from the Painting to the Pixel’

Christine Fouirnaies (Oxford) – ‘Soul Mirrors and Dead Ends: Ekphrastic Portraits in The Idiot, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge’

6.00: Wine reception

7.30: Dinner at Bedford and Strand Restaurant, Bedford St

Contact Email: reframingekphrasis@gmail.com

Website: http://reframingekphrasis.wordpress.com/