The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0562 Friday, 27 February 2004
Date: Thursday, 26 Feb 2004 23:09:47 -0000
Subject: Mutation and Mutability Conference, University College London
List members may be interested to know about the following conference,
which takes place at Senate House, Malet Street, London next Thursday.
For those who like an unpredictable and varied programme, the annual UCL
Graduate Conference should become a highlight of the academic year.
Registration and conference details:
Conference organizer Ms. Alex Naylor may be contacted at
Mutation and Mutability: Encounters with Change
Second Annual UCL Graduate Conference
Institute of English Studies, University of London, 4 March 2004
**** Keynote Speaker: Katherine Duncan-Jones, University of Oxford:
'Mutability in Lyric Poetry' ****
This year the University College London Postgraduate conference focuses
on mutation and mutability: individuals, cultures, and the arts
encountering change. We investigate how change is contested or
celebrated; received as monstrous, traumatic, cataclysmic; revelatory,
revolutionary, evolutionary. Likewise we examine how spatial, generic
and formal mutations relate to temporal instability and ephemerality.
9.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome
10.15 - 11.00 Opening Address: TBC
11.00 - 11.15 Tea
11.15 - 12.15 Session 1: Poetic Mutations
Myrna Nader (University of Brunel), 'Sylvia Plath, Leonor Fini and the
Mutability of Power and Sexuality'
Sally Connolly (University College London), '"Modified in the guts of
the living": Elegy, Mutation and Mutability'
Shamsad Mortuza (Birkbeck College), 'Blake's Songs and Allen Ginsberg:
Mutation of Romanticism'
12.15 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 Session 2: Politics of the Body
Karen Bourrier (Oxford University), 'Blindness and the Sensation Novel:
Unstable Perceptions in Wilkie Collins's Poor Miss Finch'
Sara Upstone (Birkbeck College), 'The Body Transformed: Postcolonial Chora'
Timothy McIntyre (University of New Brunswick), 'Painful Mutation:
Post-structural Skepticism in J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians'
14.30 - 15.30 Session 3: Mutable Genders and Sexualities
Jennifer Higginbotham (University of Pennsylvania), 'Shifting Shifts:
Detachable Clothing, Attachable Identities, and Shifting Genders in The
Susan Roberts (Roehampton University), 'Representations of the New Woman
and their Bodies'
Alison Kelly (University of Reading), 'Morphing: Transsexuals in Amy Bloom'
15.30 - 15.45 Tea
15.45 - 16.45 Session 4: Mutation of Forms
Chris Leary (University of Sheffield), '"We are beyond verse here."
Cancerous Mutation and the Transfiguration of Genre in Peter Reading's "C"'
Thomas Mansell (London Consortium), 'Bach and Gould: Arias with Various
Ricarda Vidal (London Consortium), 'Explosions and Screams: Artistic
Creation Beyond the Skin -- Francis Bacon's exploding bodies and Michael
Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid'
16.45 - 17.30 Closing Address: Katherine DuncanJones: "Mutability in
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