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7th International Connotations Symposium

Sympathetic Parody

Alte Abtei Mettlach / Universitaet des Saarlandes

Symposium 2003: Sympathetic Parody - click to enlarge


Sunday, 27 July

19:30 Welcome and dinner at the Saareck, Mettlach

Monday, 28 July

Alte Abtei Mettlach
09:00 Donald Cheney (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), "Spenser's Parodies"
10:00 Rebekka Fritz (Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster), "Sympathetic Parody in Music - George Frederik Handel's Messiah"
11:00 Burkhard Niederhoff (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum), "Self-Parody and the Ludic Mode of Comedy"

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:30 by car to Saarbruecken
14:30-15.30 Saarbruecken (Schloss, Ludwigskirche)

Universitaet des Saarlandes, Building 36.1
16.15 John Russell Brown (Middlesex University), "Shakespeare's Parodies: A Double Vision"
17.15 Leona Toker (The Hebrew University Jerusalem), "Bergson in Joyce's Ulysses"

18.30 Welcome by the President of Saarland University, Professor Margret Wintermantel and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor Erich Steiner

Musical Parodies presented by Charles Robin Broad

Buffet dinner

Tuesday, 29 July

Alte Abtei Mettlach
09:00 William Harmon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "Thomas Hardy and Sympathetic Parody (Coming and Going)"
10:00 Frank Kearful (Universitaet Bonn), "Hiding the Pints in Elizabeth Bishop's 'The Prodigal'"
11:00 Matthias Bauer (Universitaet des Saarlandes), "The Definition of Love"

12:00-13:00 Lunch at Mettlach

15:00 John Whalen-Bridge (National University, Singapore), "The Varieties of Parodic Experience: Overcoming Strangeness in the Buddhist Writings of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Snyder"
16:00 Zoran Kuzmanovich (Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina), "'Relief from the itch of being': Nabokov and Repetition"

19:00 Boat trip on the Saar

Wednesday, 30 July

Alte Abtei, Mettlach
09:00 David Fishelov (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem), "Parody and Sympathy in Gulliver's Travels"
10:00 Inge Leimberg (Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster), "'Across the pale parabola of joy.' Wodehouse Parodist"
11:00 Anca Rosu (DeVry Institute, New Jersey), "Parody as Cultural Memory in Richard Powers' Galatea 2.2"

12:00-13:00 Lunch

15:00-18:00 Visit to Trier, guided by Professor Herbert Zirker (University of Trier)
18:30 Dinner at Trier

Return by train to Mettlach

Thursday, 31 July

Alte Abtei, Mettlach
09:00 Arthur Kinney (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), "Shakespeare's Falstaff"
10:00 Maurice Charney (Rutgers University), "David Mamet as Parodist-and Self-Parodist"
11:00 Final Discussion

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