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9th International Connotations Symposium

"Restored from Death" in Literature and Literary Theory

Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Schloss Hohentuebingen
Fuerstenzimmer
July 29 - August 2, 2007

Symposium 2007: Restored From Death - click to enlarge

Programme

Sunday, 29 July pictures

19:30 Welcome dinner; conference warming


Monday, 30 July pictures

Chair: Matthias Bauer
8:30 Fritz Kemmler: Painful Restoration: Transformations of Life and Death in Medieval Visions of the Other World
9:30 Raymond Frontain: Terence McNally and the Dance of Death

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Angelika Zirker
11:00 Maurice Charney: Restored from Death in Pericles and The Winter’s Tale
12:00 Uwe Klawitter: Patricia Beer’s ‘Ninny’s Tomb’: The (Re-)Animation of Shakespearean Characters in Contemporary English Poetry

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00 Welcome Speech by the Rector of Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Prof. Dr. Bernd Engler
14:30 Arthur F. Kinney: Resurrecting Phyllyp Sparowe

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Julian Lethbridge
16:00 William Harmon: Alcestis, The Cocktail Party, and The Green Mile: Parallel Resurrections
17:00 Åke Bergvall: Duessan Descent: Resurrection and Blasphemy in Canto 5 of Edmund Spenser’s The Legend of Holiness.
18:00 Maik Goth: Spenser as, or against Prometheus: Reanimation and the Idea of Poetic Creation in the Early Modern Period

19:30 Dinner


Tuesday, 31 July pictures

Chair: Burkhard Niederhoff
8:30 Yaakov A. Mascetti: “This great office”: Death, Alchemy and Verbal Revivification in John Donne’s Anatomy of the World
9:30 Margret Fetzer: “And death shall be no more, Death thou shalt die”—Resurrecting Christ in John Donne

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Matthias Bauer
11:00 Inge Leimberg: Echo Restored From Death
12:00 Alan Rudrum: Bringing Peace Back to Life

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Chair: Dirk Wiemann
14:00 Leona Toker: Decadence and Renewal in Dickens's Our Mutual Friend
15:00 Janice Rossen: Memento Mori, Redemption and Epiphany in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

Chair : Astrid Franke
16:30 Don McDermott: The Initiation into Death and Rebirth in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
17:30 Angelika Zirker: ‘Restored from Death’: Redemptive Children and Nature in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Writings
18:30 Norbert Lennartz: The Intrusions of Old Times: Ghosts, Revenants and Other Creatures Restored from the Dead in Late 19 th- and Early 20 th-Century British Literature

20:00 Dinner


Wednesday, 01 August pictures

Chair: Ingrid Hotz-Davies
8:30 Elena Anastasaki: How to Relate the Trials and Tribulations of the Revenants: A Study of the Narrative Techniques in Some Works of Mary Shelley and Théophile Gautier
9:30 June Sturrock: How Browning and Byatt Bring back the Dead

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Lars Eckstein
11:00 Burkhard Niederhoff: How to Do Things with Ghosts: The Return of the Dead in the Fiction of Margaret Atwood (with an Emphasis on Alias Grace)
12:00 Hannes Bergthaller: Dis(re)membering History’s Revenants: Writing as Mortification of the Past in Toni Morrison’s Beloved
13:00 Miriam Raethel: Life, Death, and Abiku in Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:30 Excursion to Hohenzollern Castle; Dinner pictures


Thursday, 02 August pictures

Chair: Lothar Fietz
8:30 Neil Browne: Death, Abundance, and Lucky Ecology in Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”
9:30 James Corby: ‘Death-in-life and life-in-death’: Yeats’s Romanticism

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Jan Stievermann
11:00 Frank Kearful: Life Restored in Robert Lowell’s Lord Weary’s Castle
12:00 John Whalen-Bridge: “For/From Lew”: Ghost Visitations of Lew Welch

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Chair: Isabell Klaiber
14:00 Lily N. Corwin: Strengthen the Things that Remain: Apocalyptic Elements in Mr. Sammler’s Planet
15:00 Jutta Ernst: Literary Autopsy: Paul Auster’s The Invention of Solitude

Bodelshausen Monastery pictures

The venue will be a beautifully situated hotel in the Black Forest (near Freudenstadt), which is partly owned by Tuebingen University (see http://www.zollernblick-lauterbad.de).

As the emphasis of the Connotations symposia is on critical debate, talks will be 30 minutes, leaving another 30 minutes for discussion.

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