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Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses

from January 8, 2016 to January 9, 2016


Friday 8th January 2016

9.00: Carle Bonafous-Murat (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3): “Breaking through - impaired senses, impaired sentences, impaired stories".

9.30: Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay (Université de Paris Est Créteil): Impaired and Heightened Vision: Synaesthesia, Mourning and Trauma in Thomas De Quincey’s Autobiographical Works.

10:00: Fabien Desset (Université de Limoges): “Impaired and Heightened Senses in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ekphrasis.”

10.30: Caroline Bertonèche (Université Grenoble Alpes): “Romantic Senses and Symptoms.”

11h Coffee break

11.15: Stéphanie Noirard (Université de Poitiers): “Senses of War in Scottish War Poetry.”

11.45: Claire Hélie (Université de Lille 3) “Barry MacSweeney’s ‘derangement of all the senses’ in Pearl (1995) and The Book of Demons (1997).”

12.15: Mathilde La Cassagnère (Université de Savoie): “‘The lens of a mad eye’: Hallucinating Animals in T. Hughes’s Early Poetry.”

13.00: Lunch

14.30: Carole Birkan-Berz (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3): “‘The astounding/ percussionist is deaf’: Experiencing Loss and Gain in Contemporary Poetics, Performance and Translation.”

15.00: Alexandra Becquet (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3): “Sight and Vision in Ford Madox Ford’s Impressionist Novels.”

15.30: Dennis Tredy:  (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3): “‘I had fancied I heard… I felt that I saw…’: The Benefits and Limits of Heightened Perception in the Experimental Works of Henry James (1895-1900).”

16h00 Coffee break

Chair: Marc Porée (Ecole Normale Supérieure)

16h20: David Herz (Sciences Po): “Remembering Oliver Sacks.”

16h30: Marc Porée & WILL SELF: Writing and the Importance of Oliver Sacks 

18h00: (Petit Amphi) Poetry reading: Dorothy LEHANE

18h30: Drinks

Saturday 9th January

9.00: Anne-Marie Cornède  (Université de Paris Descartes):  “‘Is this a dagger which I see before me?’: Representation of the Real, Unseen or ‘Mis-seen’ in Orson Welles’ Shakespeare Screen Adaptations.”

9.30: Charlotte Wadoux  (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3):  “Stepping into Victorian London: the Strategies of Somatic Reading in Dan Simmons’s Drood and Lynn Shepherd’s Tom-All- Alone’s.

10.00: Sabine Arnaud (Max Planck Institute für Wissenschaftsgeschichte): “Senses, Linguistics and performance.”

10.30: Coffee break 

10.50: Sara Trovato (Università di Milano-Bicocca): “Perception and Cognition modified by sign language.”

11.20: Heidi Brayman Hackel (University of California, Riverside):  “Soundproof: Listening for Silence in Early Modern England.”

12h20 Lunch

14.00: Liliane Louvel (Université de Poitiers): “The Icones Anatomicae and Impaired Senses: the Strange Quest of The Sensualist.”

14.30: Charlotte Gould (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3): “Reconsidering Spectatorship in British art today.”

15.00: Caroline Pollentier (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3): “Virginia Woolf and the Equivocity of Touch".

15.30:  Coffee break

15.50: S
éverine Letalleur Sommer (Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense): “Simplexity, Meaning Construction & Creativity.”

16.20: Jean-Rémi Lapaire (Université de Bordeaux 3): “Dancing with Words.”

Agnes Toth, The Five Senses.
oil on canvas, reproduced with the permission of the artist.

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Place(s) :
Grand Amphithéâtre - Institut du Monde Anglophone
5 rue de l'école de Médecine
75006 Paris

Date of update January 4, 2016

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