Transactions and Connections:
Memories of the Past in the European Context

«Transactions and Connections: Memories of the Past in the European Context»

Academic Programme

(9-11 October 2013)

The seminar will take place in Aula de Grados “María Zambrano” (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Campus de Teatinos).

8 Oct 2013

17:00-19:00 Registration (Seminar room 5- first floor-block 7. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras).


9 Oct 2013

08:30-09:30 Registration (Seminar room 5- first floor-block 7. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras).
09:30-10:00 Official Opening
10:00-11:30 Keynote Lecture I

Chair: Rosario Arias (University of Málaga, Spain)
“Rethinking Victorian Sanitary Science”
Professor Sally Shuttleworth
University of Oxford, UK
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:30 Session I

Chair: Antonio Ballesteros (UNED, Spain)
“Neo-Historical Experiments: Science in Contemporary Fiction”
Elodie Rousselot
University of Portsmouth, UK
“Reading the Victorian Past through the Body: Neo- Victorian Fiction and the Senses in Fiona Shaw’s The Sweetest Thing
Rosario Arias
University of Málaga, Spain
“Appropriating Lives: Reflections on Biography, Fiction and the 'Post-authentic': Julian Barnes’ Arthur and George
Roberta Gefter
University of Trieste, Italy
13:30-15:30 LUNCH BREAK
15:30-17:00 Session II

Chair: Roberta Gefter (University of Trieste, Italy)
“Memory, Age, and the Invention of the Past in John Banville’s Ancient Light (2012)”
Marta Cerezo
UNED, Spain
“Unearthing the Past: Mary Anning in Contemporary Fiction”
Carmen Lara
University of Málaga, Spain
“Memories and (Unreliable) Narration in Neo-Victorian Fiction”
Lea Heiberg Madsen
University of Málaga, Spain
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
17:30-19:00 Session III

Chair: Carmen Lara (University of Málaga, Spain)
“’Ovid Revisited’: Victorian Negotiations with the Classical Past”
Laura Monrós
University of Valencia, Spain
“From Footnotes to Protagonists: the Role of Women in Neo-Edwardian Bio-fiction”
Celia Cruz Rus
University of Málaga, Spain


10 Oct 2013

09:30-10:30 Session IV

Chair: Ana Zamorano Rueda (UNED, Spain)
“Connecting Texts and Places: Turning Edith Wharton into a Guide to the Western Front”
Teresa Gómez Reus
University of Alicante, Spain
"Travelling between Past and Present: Mapping post-war Eastern Europe through Western Literature”
Martyna Bryla
University of Málaga, Spain
10:30-12:00 Keynote Lecture II

Chair: Rosario Arias (University of Málaga, Spain)
“‘Who Do You Think You Are Kidding?’: Retrieving the mid-twentieth century in Ian McEwan’s Atonement and Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day
Dr. Nick Bentley
Keele University, UK
12:00-12:30 Coffee break
12:30-14:00 Session V

Chair: Marta Cerezo (UNED, Spain)
“Trauma and Transculturalism in Contemporary Fictional Memories of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks”
Margarita Estévez Saá and Noemí Pereira
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“Transmitting the Virtuality of Reality: Media Representations of 9/11 in Europe”
Ahmet U. Yilmaz
University of Málaga, Spain
14:00-16:00 LUNCH BREAK
16:00-17:30 Session VI

Chair: Laura Monrós (University of Valencia, Spain)
“Knitting Past into Present to Change the Future of Fiction: the Patchwork Technique in Women Writers’ Production from the 18th to the 21st century”
Miriam Borham Puyal
University of Salamanca, Spain
“Assembling the Limbs of the Past: The Constructive Presence of the Past in Frankenstein
Isabel María Andrés Cuevas
University of Granada, Spain
“‘Tomorrow There May Be No Sexes’: Issues of Gender and Race in Fin-de-Siècle Fiction”
Juanjo Martín González
University of Málaga, Spain
17:30-18:00 Coffee break
18:00-19:30 Session VII

Chair: Remedios Martín (University of Málaga, Spain)
“The Revolution will not be Dramatized: The Problem of Mediation in Caryl Churchill’s The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Siân Adiseshiah
University of Lincoln, UK
“Permanent Past: Johnson, Wordsworth and the Rules for Augustan and Romantic Epitaphs”
María Losada Friend
University of Huelva, Spain
“‘Dimly recalled, or dead’: Re-Viewing British Colonial History in David Dabydeen’s Intermedial Palimpsests (“Turner” and “A Harlot’s Progress”)”
Maria Grazia Nicolosi
University of Catania, Italy


11 Oct 2013

09:00-10:00 Session VIII

Chair: Maria Grazia Nicolosi (University of Catania, Italy)
“The Impact of Hitherto Unknown Literary Coming Outs in the European Imagination: Vita Sackville-West's Memories of Silence”
Ana Zamorano Rueda
UNED, Spain
“Genealogies of Desire: The Reinvention of History in Vita Sackville-West’s Biography of Aphra Behn”
Stefania Arcara
University of Catania, Italy
10:00-11:00 Session IX

Chair: Elodie Rousselot (University of Portsmouth, UK)
“Spectres Haunting Europe: the Neo-Victorian Reconstruction of the Past in Alan Moore’s and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell
Antonio Ballesteros González
UNED, Spain
"Neo-Victorian Entertainment Spaces: Gender, Vision and Agency"
Lin Elinor Pettersson
University of Málaga, Spain
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Keynote Lecture III

Chair: Rosario Arias (University of Málaga, Spain)
“Criminal Conversation(s) across the Centuries: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Transactions and Connections”
Professor Ann Heilmann
Cardiff University, UK
13:00-13:30 Closing Ceremony


SEMINAR: 9 -11 OCTOBER 2013

Early bird registration fee is extended until 29th September

If you have any question regarding the Conference, please send an email to: transactionsineuropeancontext [at] gmail [dot] com

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