04 November, 2011
University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU Rejoignez-nous

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Programme :

Vendredi 4 novembre

9h : Ouverture du colloque

I. From the picturesque to 20th century ruins

  • 9h30-9h50 : David Shackleton (Oxford), ‘The Ruins of Time’: H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine
  • 9h50-10h10 : Catherine Hoffmann (Le Havre, laboratoire Forell, Poitiers), ‘Vistas framed by a ruined door’: Anthony Powell’s poetics of ruins
  • 10h10-10h30 : Florence Marie-Laverrou (Pau), Hardyan ruins in A Glastonbury Romance and Maiden Castle, by John Cooper Powys

10h30-11h00 : questions

11h00 – 11h30 : pause

  • 11h30-11h50 : Delphine Cingal (Paris 2), Ruins in P.D. James’ The Black Tower: buildings and human beings
  • 11h50-12h10 : Brian May (Northern Illinois), Modernist Rage Among the Ruins
  • 12h10-12h30 : Cécile Marshall (Nantes), Ruins, retrieval and recreation in Arcadia and The trackers of Oxyrhynchus; or Tom Stoppard and Tony Harrison staging ‘Litterrerchewer’

12h30-13h : questions

II. Modernist fragments

  • 14h00-14h20 : Kate McLoughlin (Birkbeck, univ. of London), ‘Two gross of broken statue’: Ezra Pound’s ruiniform tropes
  • 14h20-14h40 : Rebeca Gualberto Valverde (Complutense, Madrid), ‘(More than) a Handful of (Shored) Fragments’: Evelyn Waugh’s (re-)appropriation of Arthurian Literary Ruins
  • 14h40-15h : Adèle Cassigneul (Toulouse 2), Virginia Woolf’s ruined house, a temporal complex

15h00-15h30 : questions

15h30 – 16h : pause

  • 16h00-16h20 : Lauren Elkin (Paris-Diderot/CUNY), Inheriting Modernism: Inside Elizabeth Bowen’s Houses
  • 16h20-16h40 : Elena Gualtieri (Sussex), ‘Full of Sinew’: Photography and the Ruin of Time in Mansfield and Derrida
  • 16h40-17h : Thomas Dutoit (Lille 3), Ruins as the Deconstruction of Presence in E. Bowen’s The Heat of the Day (1949) and Michael Moorcock’s Mother London (1985)

17h-17h30 : questions

17h30 : Le Blanc, Valérie, « The renovation » (video).

Samedi 5 novembre

III. Urban ruins

  • 9h30-9h50 : Keith Williams (Dundee), Previews of Apocalypse: Ruined London in the Words and Images of H.G. Wells and Contemporaries
  • 9h50-10h10 : Florence Berlioz (Paris 3), Ruins in Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair and R. Lehman’s The Echoing Grove
  • 10h10-10h30 : Sophie Aymes (Dijon), Ivy and bones : ruins in blitzed London (pictures, architects, Roger Fry)

10h30-11h00 : questions

11h – 11h30 : pause

  • 11h30-11h40 : Michel Morel (Nancy 2), Coventry Cathedral, 1962: redeeming the scar into modernity
  • 11h40-12h : Jean-Michel Ganteau (Montpellier 3), Ruins, of the Ethical Logic of traumatic capitalism, with special reference to Peter Ackroyd
  • 12h-12h30 : Sylvie Maurel (Toulouse 2), Rubble in Atonement by Ian McEwan

12h30-13h : questions

IV. Pictorial and photographic ruins

  • 14h00-14h30 : Frédérique Amselle (Valenciennes), British self-portraits or the Remains of the Self (Bacon, Freud, Auerbarch)
  • 14h30-14h50 : Karen Brown (Dublin), ‘Giorgionesque Elucidations’: Thomas MacGreevy’s pictorial poems and the aesthetics of waste
  • 14h50-15h10 : Liliane Louvel (Poitiers), Reading with images : Anita Brookner’s The Next Big Thing as memento mori

15h10-15h30h : questions

15h30 – 16h : coffee break

  • 16h00-16h20 : Anne-Laure Fortin-Tournès (Le Mans), The Ruin as kairos in Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn
  • 16h20-16h40 : Guillaume Evrard (Edinburgh), Ruins of everyday life: Steffi Klenz’s Nummianus (2007-08)

16h40-17h : questions