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April 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm

English Symposium | Literary Space-Time, April 14

Literary Space Time: A Symposium, graphic with illustration of Stonehenge

All are invited to a one-day symposium, “Literary Space Time,” sponsored by the English Department, on Friday, April 14.

All sessions will take place in Ellis 113. Coffee and welcoming remarks begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by three panels, a roundtable discussion, and a keynote address.

The symposium is a collaboration between two graduate seminars, Dr. Mary Kate Hurley’s ENG 5310: Narrative Time and World Building, and Dr. Brian McAllister’s ENG 5370: Spatial Theory and Contemporary Poetics. The students in these courses will present papers with topics ranging from “Moments of Time in ‘Beowulf’” to “the Topos of War Poetry.”

The symposium will conclude with a keynote, “A Hoardfull of Plunder: The Paradoxical Materiality of Loss in ‘Beowulf,’ given by Dr. Denis Ferhatović of Connecticut College.

Schedule of Events

8:30-9 a.m. Coffee and Welcome

9-10:30 a.m. In & Out of Control: Polychronic and Spatial Discourses

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Derrida, Mourning, & Totality Across Literary Violence, Emotions, and Relationships

12:30-2 p.m. Lunch break

2-3:30 p.m. Anxious Encounters & Porous Borders

3:45-5:15 p.m. Temporality, Topos, & the Spatial Sound: A Roundtable

5:30-6:45 p.m. Keynote

  • “A Hoardfull of Plunder: The Paradoxical Materiality of Loss in ‘Beowulf’”
  • Dr. Denis Ferhatović, Connecticut College

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