Literary Networks and Cultural Collaborations
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Literary Networks and Cultural Collaborations

Literary Networks and Cultural Collaborations

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The Keynes Library

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This one-day conference at Birkbeck considers the ways in which the position of the network, from the 19th Century to the present day, can inspire new thinking in relation to literature and other forms of cultural production. 

Date: 29th October, 2016

Time: 09:00am-06:00pm


PROGRAMME:

PANEL 1 | The Material Network

Birgit Van Puymbroeck, Ghent University: Forming Networks /Networking Forms: Towards a New Conception of the Relation between Text and Context

Chelsea Olsen, University of Sussex: Networking in Miniature: An Analysis of the Stettheimer Dollhouse

Martin Eve, Birkbeck College: Blank Generation: Encryption and Metadata in the Network of Mark Blacklock’s I’m Jack

PANEL 2 | A Question of Taste Prized Literature and Digital Perspectives

Bret Johnson, Loughborough University: Pyrrhic Victories and Power Plays: Literary Prizes amongst Modernist Circles 

Faye Hammill and Anouk Lang, University of Strathclyde and University of Edinburgh: “In good company: Using co-citation analysis in Gephi to investigate North American periodical networks”

Anna Kiernan, Falmouth University: Literary editors and peer-to-peer book reviewers: Rethinking the role of cultural intermediaries in a socially networked age

KEYNOTE | TITLE TBD

Dr Joanne Winning, Birkbeck College, University of London | Reader in Modern Literature and Critical Theory | Director, MA Medical Humanities & MPhil/PhD Medical Humanities | Director, Birkbeck Centre for Medical Humanities.

PANEL 3 | Cross-cultural Encounters: Networks and Transnationalism

Sasha Dovzhyk, Birkbeck College:  International Afterlife of the Victorian Avant-Garde: Spreading ‘Beardsley Craze’ in Russia

Robyn Jakeman, Birkbeck College: Anglo-Italian Networks: Futurism, Mina Loy, and the English-Speaking Community in Florence

PANEL 4 | Working Together: Conspirators and Collaborators

Evi Heinz, Birkbeck College: Pipe Dreams: The Modernist and the Engineer

Michelle Deininger and Claire Flay-Petty, Cardiff Metropolitan University: Scholarship and Sisterhood: Rediscovering Women’s Collaborative Networks

Andrew Campbell, University of Strathclyde: “Do everything, and do it together”: The Collaborationist Aesthetics of The Auden Generation

PANEL 5 | Across the Lines: Institutions, States and the Global Sponsors of Literature

Patricia Novillo-Corvalan, University of Kent: Beckett, Octavio Paz, and UNESCO: The Cultural Politics of an Anthology of Mexican Poetry (1958)

Felix Lang, University of Marburg: The Syrian Civil War and the Transformation of Networks of Literary Production


CONTACT:

Website: https://literarynetworks.wordpress.com

Email: literarynetworks2016@gmail.com

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