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Tradition and / or modernity:

Literary and cultural perspectives (1660 – 1940)
Provisional conference programme
Location: Faculty Club Huyze Heyendaal, Geert Grooteplein-Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen, telephone (024) 361 12 82
All sessions will take place in the Beelkamer, unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, May 26
10.00 – 11.00 Key-note 1: Title t.b.a.

Prof. dr. Véronique Gély (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

11.00 – 13.00 Session 1: Ancients versus Moderns
Confronting tradition and traditions of confrontation: Reprising the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns

dr. Helena Taylor (University of Exeter)


‘Sur des pensers nouveaux faire des vers antiques’ : The poetics of André Chénier

Maria Klimova, MA (Radboud University)


Czech Modernism : Milada Součková’s Amor a Psyche

Zuzana Říhová (University College, Oxford)


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch


14.00 – 15.30 Session 2: Modernity between art and politics


Towards a just and equitable Society: Modernity and virtue in 18th-century Italy

dr. Giulia Delogu (Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia)


The modern genius: Between art and politics

Yoel Mitrani, MA (Sciences Po, Paris)


The state of letters: Conceptualizing the status quo in the Göttingen Geschichte der Künste und Wissenschaften and the Encyclopédie méthodique

Floris Solleveld, MA (Radboud Universiteit)

15.30 – 16.00 Tea / coffee

16.00 – 17.30 Parallel session 3: Modernity, conservativism and religion


Catholic Enlightenment or Enlightened Catholics? The Dutch Republic 1750-1800

Jordy Geerlings, MA (Radboud Universiteit)


The national manifestation of Modernism: Russian symbolism

Prof. dr. Olga Pchelina (Volga State University of Technology)



Parallel session 3: Modernity in the visual arts

(Calskamer)
The art and criticism of hysteria: Modernity as polemics and violence in the fin-de-siècle art press

prof. dr. Juliet Simpson (Coventry University)


Modernity and national identity: The Case of Clarice Zander’s 1933 exhibition of British contemporary art

Victoria Souliman, MA (Université Paris 7 – University of Sydney)


The case of Greek modernism: The issue of Ellinikotita (Greekness) as seen through modern Greek sculpture

Klairi Angelou (University of Bristol)

17.30 – 18.30 Key-note 2: Title t.b.a.

Prof. dr. Ulrich Lehner (Marquette University)


19.00 – 21.30 Conference dinner

Friday, May 27

9.00 – 10.00 Key-note 3: The Debt-Bound Subject, or Opium as the Romantic Imagination

Prof. dr. David Lloyd (University of California Riverside)

10.00 – 11.30 Parallel session 4: Tradition, modernity, and the region



(Hermesdorfkamer)
Between two worlds: Tradition and modernity in the Irish local colour tale of the 1890s

dr. Marguérite Corporaal (Radboud Universiteit)


Time-frames of tragedy: Temporalities, modernisation, and J.M. Synge’s Riders to the sea

Seán Hewitt, MA (University of Liverpool)


'When the Irish were cave-men': Contestations of Nativist Discourse and Rural Modernity in Post-Independence Irish Drama

Ruud van den Beuken, MA (Radboud Universiteit)



Parallel session 4: Temporalities of modernity

(Robert Regoutkamer)
Modernity contested and time regimes

Dr. Marin Terpstra (Radboud Universiteit)


The counter-revolutionary construction of modernity: Groen’s eighteenth century

dr. Matthijs Lok (University of Amsterdam)


The present of modernity: Timeliness and mediation in John Stuart Mill

Dr. Marco de Waard (Amsterdam University College and Amsterdam school for Cultural Analysis).

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel session 5: Tradition, modernity, and nationalism

(Hermesdorfkamer)
Tradition and modernity in Ireland’s quest for independence

prof. dr. Timothy J. White (Xavier University)


Culture of orifice: Tradition / modernity and rural Ireland in John McGahern’s That they may face the rising sun

Yen-Chi Wu, MA (University College Cork)


Modernising Tradition– Gerald Griffin and Boucicault’s Colleen Bawn dr. Marc Corcoran-Kelly (NUI Galway)

Parallel session 5: Modernity and cultural identities

(Robert Regoutkamer)

Modernity challenged in the colony. Representations of Angkor (archeological site, Cambodia) in French travel literature (1900-1939).

dr. Emmanuelle Radar (Radboud Universiteit)
Transformation of allegory: Tradition, modernization and nationalism in the Turkish novel, 1923-1938

dr. Kadir Dede (Hacettepe University)


Outsiders as insiders: ‘Caribbean’ and ‘Jewish’ modernity projects as ‘European’

dr. Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken (City College of New York)

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.30 Session 6: Literary and cultural modernisms


Rome 1900: The salon of Ersilia Catenai-Lovatelli as a carrefour of tradition and modernity

dr. Floris Meens (Radboud Universiteit)

The ambivalences of modernity: The case of Alfred Döblin

prof. dr. David Midgley (Cambridge University)


Calvary or catastrophe? French Catholicism and the Great War

dr. Arabella Hobbs (University of Pennsylvania)


Fit for modernity: Organization and representation of women’s sport, 1900-1940

dr. Marjet Derks (Radboud University)

16.30 – 17.00 Tea / coffee

17.00 – 18.00 Key-note 4: The ethics of unbelief in modernist fiction



Dr. Suzanne Hobson (Queen Mary London)


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