Final programme

All the sessions will take place in the “Aula Magna” of the Faculty building, with the exception of session 7, which will take place in Room XII.

Thursday, October 30th
9:00-9:15 Registration

9:15-9:30  Welcome

9:30-11:00 Session 1 (3 papers): “Bohemians, Cosmopolitans, Expatriates” (Convenor: Gerardo Rodríguez)
– Stamatina Dimakopoulou (National and Kapodistrian U. of Athens), Singularity, Reciprocity, and Opposition in Mina Loy and Djuna Barnes.
– Carolina Sánchez-Palencia (Sevilla), “Today I have left my armor at home”: Revisiting Jean Rhys’s Interwar Novels after the Ethical Turn.
– Aude Haffen (Paul Valery – Montpellier 3), Christopher Isherwood’s Late Modernist Individuals in his Berlin stories, Mr Norris Changes Train (1935) and Goodbye to Berlin (1939).

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Session 2 (2 papers): “Reading Samuel Beckett’s individuals” (Convenor: Julián Jiménez)
– Julie Benard(Paul Valery – Montpellier 3), The individual ‘common reader’ in Murphy by Samuel Beckett.
– Douglas Battersby (York), Beckett’s Ill Seen Ill Said: Style, Affect, and the Modernist Individual.

12:30-12:45 Break

12:45-14:00 Plenary Session: Prof. Derek Attridge (York): “The Character in Modernist Fiction: Interiority and Neutrality”

14:00-16:00 Lunch break

16:00-17:30 Session 3 (3 papers): “Modernist Poets in Search of a Self” (Convenor: Mercedes Díaz)
– Jefferey Simons (Huelva), “Who Is Prufrock?”
– Eva Gómez Jiménez (Granada), Looking for a Singular Identity: The Enormous Room (1922) as antecedent to E. E. Cummings idiosyncratic poetic style.
– Simon Trub (Edinburgh), The Democratic Individual and Its Limits in William Carlos Williams’s Paterson and Autobiography.

17:30-18:00 Coffee break

18:00-19:00 Session 4 (2 papers): “Isolated individuals / Impossible communities: Joyce, Conrad” (Convenor: Paula Martín)
– M. Teresa Caneda (Vigo), The Artist Pairing His Fingernails: The Inter/Textual Politics of Joyce’s Modernist Individualism.
– Daniel Zurbano (Pablo de Olavide), Subjectivity and Enlightenment in Conrad’s “The Return” and Joyce’s “The Dead”.

19:00-19:15 Break

19:15-20:15 Session 5 (2 papers): “Iberian Versions of Modernism” (Convenor: María J. López)
– Hania A.M. Nashef (American U. of Sharjah), Saramago’s Homo Sacer in Blindness and The Cave.
– Margarita García Candeira (Huelva), “Esta senda de perdición se recorre muy pronto”: figurations of woman writers in Rosalía de Castro’s narrative works

Friday, October 31st
9:30-11:00 Parallel sessions
Session 6 (2 papers): “Early and Eccentric Modernists” (Convenor: Gerardo Rodríguez)
– Juan Luis Pérez (Córdoba), The failed Eden: dark and twisted countryside representations in the narrative work of H.P. Lovecraft.
– María Valero (Córdoba), Alternative Communities, Exposure and Religious Immanentism in Thomas Hardy’s Jude The Obscure.

Session 7 (3 papers): “Extensions of Modernism” (Convenor: Paula Martín)
– Miguel Rodríguez (Granada), Community in Virtual Realities –Discussing communitarian theories in Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.
– Mª Luisa Pascual (Córdoba), Singularity and finitude in The Bell Jar.
– Gemma Suárez (Granada), The Community of Lovers, Finitude and Exposure in the myth of Garajonay.

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Session 8 (2 papers): “Ethics and Politics of Modernist Identity” (Convenor: Juan Luis Pérez)
– Corine Stan (The Hague), Rethinking the moral subject: Agnes Heller’s An Ethics of Personality.
– Nassima Kaid (Laghouat), Writing on the frontline of Exile: Food and Cultural Dislocation in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent.

12:30-12:45 Break

12:45-14:00 Plenary Session: Prof. Jonathan Mayhew (Kansas): “An Elegy for Lorca Studies”

14:00-16:00 Lunch break

16:00-17:30 Session 9 (3 papers): “Mapping the modernist self: John Dos Passos, Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf” (Convenor: María Luisa Pascual)
– Eulalia Piñero (UAM), ‘I am mad about Spain’: John Dos Passos’s Quest for the Modernist Cosmopolitan Subject in Rosinante to the Road Again.
– Jesús Blanco (Córdoba), The Produced Self: Resistance to Subject Commodification in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth.
– Leonor Martínez (Córdoba), Knowing the Unknown: Landscapes of the Self in Virginia Woolf’s Fiction.

17:30-18:00 Coffee break

18:00-20:00 Roundtable and closing remarks. “Finite, Singular, Exposed”.
-Mercedes Díaz (Granada), Julián Jiménez (Córdoba), María J. López (Córdoba), Paula Martín (Córdoba), Gerardo Rodríguez (Granada), Pilar Villar (Granada).




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