France-Berkeley Workshop Spring 2024 (12th and 13th April) Conveners Ian Duncan and Christine Reynier

With an online participation of the group Histories and Lives of Literatures

Friday, April 12th

6-8 PM: Reception

Conversation: Neglected Works or Authors

Including Sukanya Banerjee and Ian Duncan on Flora Annie Steel’s On the Face of the Waters (1897) and Christine Reynier on Winifred Holtby’s Anderby World (1923). We welcome other volunteers – let us know in advance, or just bring an idea with you!

Saturday, April 13th

9:00 Conference Paper Session 1

  • Charlotte Chassefière : Self in Transaction: Speculation and Identity in the Novels of Charlotte Dacre. 
  • Violet Spurlock: Originality and Self-Imitation in Scott and Balzac
  • Jared Brunner: “Adopting the Point of View of a Providence”: Spinozistic Philosophy and Aristotelian Tragedy in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss
  • Christine Reynier: Knowledge and Experience in Leslie Stephen’s Mountaineering Writings

10:50 Break

11:00 Roundtable: Keywords

Moderated by Sukanya Banerjee

  • Andrew David King: “Obsession”
  • Clémence Laburthe-Tolra: “Resonance”
  • Lara Lee Meintjes: “Perception”
  • Marie Bertrand: “Unconscious”
  • Natalie Ruby: “Indifference” 

2:00 Paper Workshop:

Mary Mussman, “Trans Sapphism”

Moderated by Charlotte Chassefière

3:30 Break

3:45 Conference Paper Session 2

Moderated by Cheng-Chai Chiang

  • Aliza Theis: History, Fiction, and the Picturesque in Guy Manneringand The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
  • Clémence Laburthe-Tolra : Victorian Women and the Garden Book: Embracing Ignorance to Circulate Knowledge and Claim Authorship in Gendered Botanical Spheres.
  • Sydney Chun: “A joke is a joke”: Mechanical Wordplay and Remarriage in Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Isabelle Brasme: Myth and Mimesis in Literary Testimonies of the First World War.

Sunday, April 14th

9:30 Paper Workshop:

Marie Bertrand, “Making Sense of the World: Knowledge and the Restoration of the Senses”

Moderated by Ian Duncan

11:00 Roundtable: Pedagogy and public writing

Moderated by Joel Childers.

  • Isabelle Brasme
  • Uttara Chaudhuri
  • Charlotte Chassefière
  • Rebecca Rainof
  • Laura Ritland

12:30  Wrap-up discussion, looking forward


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