Conference Schedule

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Friday 29th

Victoria College Hall

9.00-10.00

Registration/Opening Remarks/Coffee

 

Alumni Hall (Old Vic)

10 to 11.30      Timepiece I:  Trauma, Session 1 [Chair Ben Koonar]

Lauren Beard, University of Toronto “Trauma and Nachträglichkeit in The Magic Mountain

Yujuan (Emmy) Fu, University of Toronto “Hauntological Time: Witnessing Traumatic Memory in Christa Wolf’s Kindheitsmuster

Mitchell Gauvin, York University “Future-Oriented Trauma in the Post-9/11 Novel”

David Vivian, University of California Santa Barbara “The Haunting Past: Trauma, Time, and (Post)Memory in Patrick Modiano’s Dora Bruder

 

11.45 to 1.15 Timepiece II: Prison [Chair TBA]

Daniel Bergman, University of Toronto “Reparative Repetitions: Resisting the Tautologies of Torture in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians

Abdulrahman Al Farhan, American University of Kuwait “Housing Time: New Approaches to Time and Trauma in Arabic Prison Poetry”

Janée Allsman, University of Colorado Boulder “Imminent and Immanent Dangers: the Politics of Eternity in Mme. Guyon’s Prison Narratives

Edwin Michielsen, University of Toronto “Resisting Prison Time: Hayashi Fusao and May Day in Prison”

 

1.15 to 2.15 LUNCH BREAK AT THE CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

 

2.15 to 4.15 Timepiece III: Gender [Chair Matthew Mucha]

Muhammad Dahiru, Yobe State University “Chronotope and the Female Space in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah

Anna Kozak, University of Toronto “The Unvirgin South and Sister: Racial and Sexual (Im)purity and Temporality in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Jason Wright, Purdue University “Asexual Time in Medieval Lays”

[OPTIONAL BREAK FOR QUESTIONS 3.00-3.15]

Ricky Varghese, Independent Scholar “Viral Time Redux”

Benji Nothwehr, McGill University “Derek Jarman’s Blue and The De/Construction of Language, Image, and Self”

 

4.30 to 6.00 KEYNOTE: PROF. JOHN ZILCOSKY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

 

6.00 to 7.00 ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE AND RECEPTION

 

Room 101, Victoria College

10 to 11.30 Timepiece IV: Anthropocene, Session 1 [Chair Kaspars Reinis]

Kaushik Ramu, University of Pennsylvania “Can the Fossil Speak?”

Andre Furlani, Concordia University “Walking Time”

Brett Shanley, Columbia University “Depictions of Human Deep Time in Film”

Katlin Moore, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Flying Over Earth: Time, Space, Image, and a Case for the Cosmological Imagination”

 

11.45 to 1.00 Timepiece V: Language [Chair Daniele Laudadio]

Margaryta Golovchenko, University of Toronto “Cultivating a Public: The Role of Functionality and Readership in Samizdat Art Periodicals”

Thalia Goulis, Independent Scholar “Our Slowly Disappearing Words: Artistic and Temporal Elements in Contemporary Language Preservation”

Sebastián Ibarra-Gutiérrez, L’Université Laval “Temporalité poético-linguistique et bilinguisme dans le recueil de poèmes « Le temps en ce qui me concerne »”

 

1.00 to 2.00 LUNCH BREAK AT THE CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

 

2.00 to 4.15 Timepiece VI: Alternative Temporalities [Chair Teresa Valentini]

Jack Clift, SOAS University of London “From Ruination to Reconstruction: The Somnath Temple in Twentieth-Century Urdu and Hindi Historical Fiction”

Geoffrey Morrow, University of British Columbia “Time, Trauma, and Representation”

Phillip Grayson, Tennessee State University “Repetition without Learning: Time in the American West”

[OPTIONAL BREAK FOR QUESTIONS 3.00-3.15]

Jarrett Rudy, McGill University “Catholic Bells and Local Time: Emotion, Knowledge and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Quebec and Colonial French Canada”

Julia Siepak, Nicolaus Copernicus University “Exploring Trauma and Dissociation through Time Manipulations: Merging Temporalities and the Contemporary Indigenous Condition in Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie

Alena Cicholewski, University of Oldenburg “Drifting along the Circle of Time: Dimensions of Temporality in Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata

 

4.30 to 6.00 KEYNOTE: PROF. JOHN ZILCOSKY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO [Room Free]

 

6.00 to 7.00 ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE AND RECEPTION [Room Free]

 

 

Room 115, Victoria College

10 to 12 Timepiece VII: Ancient to Early Modern [Chair Daniela Maldonado Castañeda]

Peter Boudreau, McGill University “Anachronistic Ruins: Temporality, Nostalgia, and History in Manuel’s Letters from Asia Minor”

Susan Dunning, University of Toronto “The Cold Comfort of Cyclical Time in Horace’s Lyric Poetry”

Mahdieh Vali-Zadeh, University of Toronto and Behrang Ajam, Independent Scholar “Timeless Joy: The Praxis of the Infinite in Rumi’s Poetry”

Roland Racevskis, University of Iowa “Early Modern Chronometry and Baroque Time”

Nomi Claire Lazar, Yale-NUS College “Time Out of Joint: Temporal Rhetoric in the Politics of Legitimation”

 

12 to 1.30 Timepiece VIII: Defining Time, Session 1 [Chair Ben Hjorth]

Ariel Leutheusser, City University of New York “Initiation into Existential Time & The Eternal”

Alexandra Irimia, Western University “Matters of Time in László Krasznahorkai’s and Béla Tarr’s Satantango

Abhimanyu Acharya, Western University “Time, Theatre and Quantum Physics: A Comparative Analysis of ‘Copenhagen’ and ‘Constellations’”

Dillan Newman, University of Toronto “Decay and The Turin Horse

 

1.30 to 2.30 LUNCH BREAK AT THE CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

 

2.30 to 4 Timepiece IX: Media [Chair Gianmarco Bocchi]

Jonathan Wright, York University “The Possibility of Time’s Transformation of Pain in Fail Videos”

Ryan Stafford, University of Toronto “The Temporality of Execution in W. B. Yeats’s The Death of Cuchulain and David Bowie’s Blackstar

Luca Zanchi, Stony Brook University “Veiling and Unveiling The Time that Remains

Sai Diwan, University of British Columbia “Keeping Time in the Age of Streaming Media”

 

4.30 to 6.00 KEYNOTE: PROF. JOHN ZILCOSKY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO [Room Free]

 

6.00 to 7.00 ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE AND RECEPTION [Room free]

 

Saturday 30th

Victoria College Hall

8.30-9 Coffee Break

 

Alumni Hall (Old Vic)

9 to 11.15 Timepiece VIII: Defining Time, Session 2 [Chair Ben Hjorth]

Rafael H. Silveira, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena “In Search of a Lost Time Concept: On Qualitative Analysis of the Literary Representation of Temporality”

Bryan Counter, SUNY Buffalo “Impossible Figures: Subjective Temporality in Kant’s Sublime”

Erica Walter, Brock University “Can Time Be Eternal? The Search for a Paradigm Shift

[OPTIONAL BREAK FOR QUESTIONS 9.45-10]

Gary Kelly, University of Alberta “Modern Times”

Rachit Anand, SUNY Buffalo “Allegorical Time”

Philippe Theophanidis, York University “Unfashionable Literature for Disjointed Times: The Work of Philippe Muray”

 

11.30 to 1 KEYNOTE: PROF. ADAM BARROWS, CARLETON UNIVERSITY

 

1 to 2 LUNCH BREAK AT THE CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

 

2 to 4 Timepiece X: History and Politics [Chair Matthew Da Mota]

Shengyu Wang, Wenzhou Kean University “Theater for Historical Reflection: Resistance and Acceptance of Politicized Time in Kong Shangren (1648­1718)’s Peach Blossom Fan

Olivier Jacques, Carleton University “De-Nationalizing the Revolutionary Moment in Early 1920s British Red Fiction”

[OPTIONAL BREAK FOR QUESTIONS 2.45-3.00]

Celine Kodia, McGill University “«Poétiques de l’ennui»: Le temps dans le roman des banlieues”

Jessy Neau, Wilfrid Laurier University “Péri-urbanités hantées: postmodernité des fantômes et revenance de l’histoire”

Valeria Cavalloro, University of Geneva “History, Life, Moments: Characters as Multiple Temporalities in War and Peace

 

5 to 6.30 KEYNOTE: PROF. ANN RIGNEY, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

 

6.30 CLOSING REMARKS

 

 

Room 101, Victoria College

9 to 11.30 Timepiece XI: Memory [Chair Hong Liu]

Ninon Vessier, Emory University “Alzheimer: Reconfigurations textuelle et temporelle dans Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit

Alba Devo Colis, Western University “Down Below: A Journey through Fragmented Memories”

Laura K. Davis, Red Deer College “Alice Munro’s Memory Work”

[OPTIONAL BREAK FOR QUESTIONS 9.45-10.00]

Roos Brands, Utrecht University “Making Time and the Time of Making: Temporality, Otherness and Artistic Practice in Edmund de Waal’s The White Road

Hannah Kaya, Independent Scholar “Memory in Motion: Choreographing the Wreckage in bc/pa’s ‘Operations: Movements’”

Blair Johnson, University at Buffalo “Time’s Smear and the Living Records of Memory: Sonnet 55, Othello, and The Winter’s Tale

Saghar Najafi, Université de Sherbrooke “Representation of Deaths in Canadian Auto/Thanatography”

 

11.30 to 1 KEYNOTE: PROF. ADAM BARROWS, CARLETON UNIVERSITY [Room Free]

 

1 to 2 LUNCH BREAK AT THE CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

 

2.00 to 3.30 Timepiece IV: Anthropocene, Session 2 [Chair Kaspars Reinis]

Oliver Voelker, Goethe-University Frankfurt “What’s the Time? Geology and the Pluralization of Temporality”

Bowie Hagan, Georgia State University “Temporality, Form, and Stewardship in Don DeLillo’s Underworld

Chris Koenig-Woodyard, University of Toronto “The Mud of Humanity and the Anthropocene in David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks

Jessica Klimoff, Penn State University “‘Once upon spiral time’: Archipelagic Time in from unincorporated territory

 

3.30 to 5.00 Timepiece XII: Visual Arts [Chair Eloisa Morra]

Olga Ast, Independent Scholar “The Future = Past + Our Desire: An Artistic Inquiry into Visualizations of Time”

Adrian Mioc, Western University “Watchmen from Graphic Novel to Cinema: Timepieces and Time in Pieces”

Kira Dominguez Hultgren, California College of the Arts “Move!: Material Rhetoric in Loom with Textile by Juanita (Asdzáá Tł’ogi)”

Alessio Aletta, University of Toronto “If I Could Draw Time in a Panel. Representing Temporality in the Comics Medium”

 

5 to 6.30 KEYNOTE: PROF. ANN RIGNEY, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY [Room Free]

 

6.30 CLOSING REMARKS [Room Free]

 

Room 115, Victoria College

9 to 11.00 Timepiece XIII: Cinema [Chair Andrew Young]

Denise Mok, University of Toronto “Smoke Gets in Your Cheongsams: Nostalgic Time and Time-Travel in Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000)”

Ruochen Bo, University of Toronto “Anxiety in Time: Ingmar Bergman’s Hour of the Wolf (1968)”

Glen W. Norton, Wilfrid Laurier University “Intuiting the Ethical in Perfectionism: Temporarily, Phenomenology, Cinema”

[OPTIONAL BREAK FOR QUESTIONS 9.45-10.00]

Jason Lester, University of Oregon “Pleasure, Discontent, and Slow Time in Contemporary Chinese Cinema”

 

11.30 to 1 KEYNOTE: PROF. ADAM BARROWS, CARLETON UNIVERSITY [Room Free]

 

1 to 2 LUNCH BREAK AT THE CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

 

2.00 to 3.00 Timepiece I: Trauma,  Session 2 [Chair Ben Koonar]

Pietro Giordan, York University “Healing Through the Ages: Trauma, Time and Memory in Wang Xiaobo’s Fiction”

Wael Salam, University of Jordan-Aqaba “Nonchronological History: Traumatic Memories and Resistance in Hala Alyan’s Salt Houses

 

3.00 to 4.30 Timepiece XIV: Religion [Chair Angela Weiser]

Maral Attar-Zadeh, University of Toronto “‘A Wonderful Collaboration’: Sacred and Secular Temporality in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead and Leila Aboulela’s The Translator

Emma Helene Heggdal, University of Oslo “Between Fiction and Ritual: On John Ashbery’s Flow Chart and the Shared Temporality of Reading”

Diana Ivanycheva, University of Alberta “Time and Spirituality: Icon Paintings in Tarkovsky’s Andrey Rublev

[OPTIONAL BREAK FOR QUESTIONS 4.00-4.15]

Ella Wilhelm, University of Chicago “Contradiction in Progress: G. E. Lessing’s Education of the Human Race

Nathaniel Preston, Ritsumeikan University “Reshaping the Past: Time and Its Transcendence in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being

 

5 to 6.30 KEYNOTE: PROF. ANN RIGNEY, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY [Room Free]

 

6.30 CLOSING REMARKS [Room Free]

 

 

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