Conference Programme

A draft programme is below and can also be downloaded here. Please note that this programme may be subject to change.

Friday 16th June 2017, 9:30 am – 19:00 pm

Grimond Building, University of Kent, Canterbury (UK)

09:30 – 10:00              Registration

10:00 – 10:30              Welcome (Michael Docherty, Jamie Jackson, Charlotte Wadoux)

10:30 – 11:30              Panel 1: Detours, impasses and flânerie (Grimond LT 3)

Anna Evans (University of East Anglia): “Jean Rhys’s transient fictions of the city”

Kieron Fairweather (Northumbria University): “Flanerie and Affect in the works of Jean Rhys and Djuna Barnes”

11:30 – 12:00              COFFEE BREAK

12:00 – 13:00              Panel 2: Neo-Victorian cities (Grimond LT 3)

Maciej Sulmicki (independent researcher): “Two Tales of One City: Neo-Victorian London in Alan Moore’s From Hell and Peter Ackroyd’s Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem

Akira Suwa (Cardiff University): “Queer explorations of London Streets in the fiction of Sarah Waters”

13: 00 – 14:00             LUNCH (Grimond Hall)

14: 00 – 15:00             Panel 3: Cities of the now/present (Grimond LT 3)

Alena Snelling (Charles University, Prague): “The thanatopoetics of cities: Daniela Hodrova’s Kingdom of Souls (1991) and Ahmed Ali’s Twilight in Delhi (1940)”

Martin Gleghorn (Durham University): “‘Other people’s hell’: Dubai, (Im)mobility, and Literary Journalism”

15:00 – 16:00              Panel 4: Urban Wastelands (Grimond LT 3)

Catherine Fairfield (University of Michigan): “Wild and Roaming: Movement of More-than-Human Bodies in Wasted Urban spaces”

Courtenay Bayly (Bournemouth University): “Cubes of Living: The position of the tower block in British society and its Situationist representation in the dystopian landscapes of Nineteen Eighty-Four and A Clockwork Orange

16:00 – 16:30              COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 17:30              Panel 5:  The experience of the city (Grimond LT 3)

George Aird (Durham University): “Mediating the City: Experience through Narrative / Orientation”

Sarah Wilson (University of Greenwich): “The Battle of Cable Street: what its changing portrayal in drama can tell us about changing attitudes to themes of migration, immigration, riot and protest.”

17:30-18:30         KEYNOTE: Donna Stonecipher reading and discussion on Model City (Grimond LT3)

18:30-19:00         WINE RECEPTION (Grimond Hall)