ICLA-CHLEL Conference 2023: Lived Experience and Literary History

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University of Oxford, All Souls College
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9.00-9.30: Welcome and Introduction (Santanu Das, Jeanne Glesener, Helga Mitterbauer, Dirk Van Hulle)

9:30-11.00: Chair: Jeanne Glesener (University of Luxembourg)

Olga Beloborodova (University of Antwerp): Authorship as Lived Experience: The Extended and Distributed Cognitive Model of Creativity

Benjamin Hutchinson (University of Kent): On Purpose: Interest, disinterest, and literature to live by

11.00-11.30: Coffee Break

11.30-13.00: Chair: Dirk Van Hulle (University of Oxford/University of Antwerp)

Anne Fastrup (University of Copenhagen): Le Neveu de Rameau and the lived experience of unfreedom

Helga Mitterbauer (Université libre de Bruxelles): Lived Experience and Precarious Subjects:Transformations of the Late Modernist Novel

13.00-14.30: Lunch Break

14.30-16.00: Chair: Santanu Das (University of Oxford, All Souls College)

Florian Mussgnug (UCL): No New Normal? Literature and Lived Experience in the Anthropocene

Susana Araújo (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra, Portugal/Centre for Comparative Studies at the School of Arts and Humanities, ULisboa): Elegy, Lived Experience and Melancholia during Donald Trump's Campaign and Presidency

16.00-16.30: Coffee Break

16.30-18.00: Chair: Stefan Helgesson (University of Stockholm)

Massimo Fusillo (Università de l’Aquilà): Lived Experience and Negative Empathy: Performance, non-fiction novel, filmic adaptation

Atinati Mamatsashvili (Ilia State University, Tibilisi/NIAS, Amsterdam): Lived Experience and Spaces of Confinement: Two Women Authors in the Turmoil of World War II (Françoise Frenkel, Édith Thomas)

17:45-18:00: Final Discussion and Closing Remarks