Dorothy Richardson Society

The Long Modernist Novel: A Comparative Conference 2014

Wednesday 23 - Thursday 24 April, 2014

The Peltz Room

Birkbeck College

43-46 Gordon Square




9.30 Registration and Coffee

10.15 Opening Remarks

10.30 Keynote 1 Michael Bell (University of Warwick) The Long Modernist Novel: A Question of Genre

11.30 Coffee

11.45 Panel 1

Elise Thornton Women see in terms of life’: Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair and the Modernist Künstlerroman

Rebekah Lockyer (University of Birmingham) Deafening Music: Reading Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage and Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End through examination of the interplay between music and silence.

Rebecca Bowler (Keele University) Hospitality, Nostalgia, and the Itinerant Hero(ine) in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage and Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End

1.15 Lunch

2.15 Panel 2

Michael Greaney, (Lancaster University) Narrating Sleep in Proust and Joyce

Andy Wimbush (University of Cambridge) ‘afterlife all life long’: Rebirth in Samuel Beckett’s novel ‘series’, via Proust and Schopenhauer

Mersiha Bruncevic (University of Gothenberg) The Dream as Experience in A La Recherche du Temps Perdu: A Phenomenological Study of the Oneiric Theme in Proust’s Work

3.45 Tea

4.00 Panel 3

Nicola Glaubitz, (Darmstadt University) Men and women without qualities in Musil and Stein

Villy Karagouni (University of Glasgow) Re-mapping Individual and Social Subjectivity: The Use of Stream of Consciousness in Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz and Dos Passos’s U.S.A.

5.00 Plenary Panel Tim Armstrong ‘The Distributed Novel in the 1930s’

Eveline Kilian ‘Alternative Temporalities: Dorothy Richardson and Marcel Proust’

Kate McLoughlin ‘Reading Scenes / Scenes of Reading in Henry James and Dorothy Richardson’

7.00 Drinks Reception

8.00 Dinner


9.45 Keynote 2

Jeremy Tambling ‘Retu(r)ning the Key to All Mythologies: The Modernist Long Novel’

10.45 Coffee

11.00 Panel 4

Susan Reid Song books: The musical modernism of D. H. Lawrence and Dorothy Richardson

Tamara Radak (Vienna University) Stop All the Clocks: Pauses and Nonlinear Time Frames in the Novels of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce

Urvashi Vashist (UCL) ‘beginning again and again and again’ through The Years

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Panel 5 Vladimir Feshchenko and Emily Wright “Stranger than Fiction”: E.E. Cummings' EIMI as a Long Novel Travelogue

Stephen Rogers Imagism, Syntax and the Construction of the Long Modernist Novel

Jessica Siu-yin Yeung (Hong Kong Baptist University) The Precursors of British Modernist Women Writers and the Nested Bildungsroman: Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day and Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage

3.00 Roundtable on the Long Modernist Novel.

4.00 Conference Close

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