Conference Programme




Venue: Conference Suite, Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling.


9.30 – 10.20 Registration and coffee

10.20 – 10.30 Welcome address Mr Steven Craig (Conference Organiser)

10.30 – 11.30 Plenary 1 Chair: Dr Adrian Hunter (Deputy HoD English Studies)

The Revolution in English Studies and the Meaning of Culture. Professor Catherine Belsey, Swansea University

11.30 – 11.50 Tea and coffee

11.50 – 12.50 Session 1

Panel 1: Forms of Protest(2)

Chair: TBC

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s case: 33 legal trials to silence his voice, before his ‘death sentence’.

Erminia Passannanti,

A Celebration of Struggle: Literary Insurgency and Forms of Political Protest in Contemporary Art.

Kimberley Marwood, University of Essex

Panel 2:Philosophy and Revolution (2)

Chair: TBC

Humour, the Hegelian Dialectic, Post-constructionalists and Revolution.

Shelley Campbell,

Philosophy of zaum: the ‘para’ of paradox, the ‘trans’ or trans-reason and the ‘neo’ of neologism.

Helen Palmer, Goldsmiths College, University of London

12.50 -13.50 Lunch

13.50 – 15.20 Session 2

Panel 3:The Revolutionary 1930s (3)

Chair: TBC

Andrei Platonov’s Messianic Aesthetics: Interrupting the Revolution.

Adi Drori-Avraham, Goldsmiths College, London

Ethics of silence: is becomes nought in the 1930s.

Simon Cooper, Newcastle University

Between Griffith and Brecht: Cinema and the Transnational in Fritz Lang’s Fury.

Ben Dooley, University of Essex

Panel 4:Novel Revolutions (3)

Chair: TBC

Representation of Factory Children in Early Victorian Industrial Novels and the Development of Social Exchange and Intertextuality.

Pei-Hsuan Lo, Royal Holloway, University of London

James Joyce’s Textual Revolutions as ‘Portals of Discovery’.

Hana Khasawneh,

15.20 – 15.45 Tea and coffee

15.45 – 17.15 Session 3

Panel 5:Modernist Revolutions (3)

Chair: TBC

Revolutionary Sentence: Development of the Stream-of-Consciousness Narrative.

Urvashi Vashist, University of Aberdeen

Consciousness Explained?

Vanessa Dodd, University of Wales, Newport

Elizabeth Bowen and Modernism.

Anna Fenge, University of Stirling

Panel 6:Revolutionary Theologies (3)

Chair: TBC

Forbidden Theology: the mis-understanding and downfall of pseudo-Dionysius’ concept of hierarchy.

Dylan Potter, University of St Andrews

Revolution against Revolution; India against India; present against the past: ‘drives’ behind the twentieth-century political revolutions of a country.

Bibin Yesudas, independent researcher

The School of Danielson: Neo-Christian Music and the Secular Ear.

Neil Burkey, University College London

17.15 – 19.00 Reception TBC


9.30 – 10.00 Tea and coffee

10.00 – 11.00 Plenary 2 Chair: Professor Ruth Evans

The Paradoxes of the Digital Revolution. Dr John Lavagnino, Kings College, London.

11.00 – 11.15 Tea and coffee

11.15 – 12.45 Session 4

Panel 7: Methodological Approaches to the Digital Revolution: Part One (3)

Chair: TBC

Liminal (r)evolutions: narrative, technology and the late age of print.

Emma Lister, University of Glasgow

Building blocks of text, or, where is text located? An approach to digital narrative.

Hanna Sommerseth,

Regime Change? Avant-gardist Rhetoric and the ‘Digital Revolution’.

Lisa Otty, University of Dundee

Panel 8: Revolutionaries (3)

Chair: TBC

Husayn – the Human Conscience.

Imranali Panjwani, Kings College, London

Evolution vs. Social Pollution: The Problem of Revolution in Paradise Lost.

Shanyn Altman, University of Bristol

Magic Realism, the Fantastic and the Representation of the Female Revolution.

Emma Millar, University of Durham

Panel 9: Revolutions in Translation (3)

Chair: TBC

Comparative Studies on the Protestant Reformation sixteenth-century Europe and nineteenth-century Korea by the Vernacular Bible Translation as the Textual Revolution.

Daniel Sung-Ho Ahn, University of Edinburgh

Translating Chinese Culture into English discourse: a proposal for China English within the framework of English as a lingua franca.

Ying Wang, University of Southampton

Translation and Textual Revolution in Ciaran Carson’s The Alexandrine Plan.

Jessica B. Peart, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 15.15 Session 5

Panel 10: Methodological Approaches to the Digital Revolution: Part Two (3)

Chair: TBC

The revolution in reading: are paper-based books a thing of the past?

Ian Chapman, Lancaster University

The Other Digital Revolution: What Happens when the Technology of Reading Changes?

Matthew Hayler, University of Exeter

Virtual Pilgrimage: How Technology has Revolutionized the Medieval Practice of Pilgrimage.

Christian George, University of St Andrews

Panel 11: Revolutionary Paradigms: Utopia, Mathematics, Globalisation (3)

Chair: TBC

Possibility of Literature.

Gabriel Martin,

Textual Revolution in Mathematics: Mathematics, Reality and Fiction in Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day.

Nina Engelhardt, University of Edinburgh

From Posthumanism to Globalisation: Two Revolutionary Paradigms in Literary Studies.

Anne Schroder, University of Essex

Panel 12: Archiving the Scottish Canon (2)

Chair: TBC

The Renaissance Boethius? The Scottish Reception of The Consolation of Philosophy.

Kylie Murray, Lincoln College, University of Oxford

Making the Scottish Canon: Revolution by Stealth.

Elizabeth Elliott, University of Edinburgh

15.15 – 15.45 Tea and coffee

15.45 – 17.15 Session 6 TBC

Panel 13: Revolution and Postcolonialism (3)

Chair: TBC

Identical Outcomes: Planning Language in the Global Environment.

Paula Price, Liverpool Hope University

A Language of Revolution: Mimetic Hybridity in Postcolonial Anglophone Nigerian Writing.

Susanne Klinger, University of East Anglia

Transcending Textual Boundaries: Musical Ekphrasis in Amit Chaudhuri’s Afternoon Raag.

Christin Hoene, University of Edinburgh

Panel 14: Textualities and the Technologies of Production (3)

Chair: TBC

‘Unleashing the Underdog’: Reading ‘Place’ as Text and Revolutionary Tool in Virginia Woolf’s Flush.

Verita Sriratana, University of St Andrews

Going Down on History: The Bard on the Road in My Own Private Idaho.

Jonathan Maxwell, University of Stirling

The End of Narrative and the Birth of the Anti-narrative: Kenji Siratori, Antony Hitchin and the Cut-up Revolution of the Twenty-first Century.

Ed Robinson, University of Sheffield

17.15 – 17.30 Tea and coffee

17.30 – 18.30 Plenary 3 Chair: Dr Dale Townshend

‘Bliss Was It In That Dawn’: the textual revolution revisited. Professor Christopher Norris, Cardiff University

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