[INVITATION] Reframing Ekphrasis - King's College London Comparative Literature Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Zoe Roth, King's College London, Comparative Literature Department
contact email: 
reframingekphrasis@gmail.com


8-9 Nov. 2012, Reframing Ekphrasis: King's College London Comparative Literature Conference.

We are delighted to invite you to 'Reframing Ekphrasis' at King's College London on 8-9 November 2012. Please email reframingekphrasis@gmail.com to register stating your name and the days you will be attending. Attendance is free and all are welcome!

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

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’

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

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’

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

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’

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’

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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