Reframing Ekphrasis Programme

We are delighted to invite you to the first King’s College London Comparative Literature Graduate 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 9 November: 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

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