The Art of (Dis)Location

Mi03Jul(Jul 3)15:00Do04(Jul 4)18:00The Art of (Dis)LocationLiterary Figurations of Time, Space and SelfVeranstaltungsartWorkshop


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Seminargebäude am Hegelplatz, Dorotheenstr. 24, Room 3.246

For further information & workshop registration please contact Kathrin Tordasi.

Designed as a forum for expert scholars and junior academics, The Art of (Dis)Location workshop aims to inspire a multifaceted discussion on the role (and potential) of art and literature in narrating — and thereby engendering — self-formations. Recognising both the situatedness and provisionality of self-knowledge, panels within the workshop address the temporal and spatial positioning of the self by tracing processes of dislocation and relocation across a variety of narrative forms and media.

As part of the long-running collaboration between Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin and King’s College London, this workshop brings together participants of the HU/KCL Joint PhD Programme and welcomes all students, lecturers and scholars who share an interest in the scope and genealogy of literary self- figurations.


July 3rd

Coffee and Welcome

15:30 – 18:00
Panel I: (Self-)Positionings in Life Writing
Chair: Elahe Haschemi Yekani (HUB)

Ruvani Ranasinha (KCL): Hanif Kureishi: Writing the Self

Eliza Altenhof (HUB): What Do We Know about Dying and Death? Knowledge of the Self and Experience in Memoir

Ben Schofield (KCL): The Author as Expert: Reflections on the Public Performance of Expertise and Knowledge

July 4th

9:30 – 11:00
Panel II: Temporal (Dis)Locations of the Self
Chair: Eveline Kilian (HUB)

Kathrin Tordasi (HUB): Digital Utopias? Queer Temporalities and Cultural Coding in Charlie Brooker’s “San Junipero”

Kaye Mitchell (University of Manchester): The Self, Intersubjectivity and Feminist Politics

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee

11:30 – 13:00
Panel III:
Spatial (Re)Locations of the Self
Chair: Cornelia Wilde (HUB)

Johanna Fokken (HUB): Navigating Singleness in Winifred Holtby’s The Crowded Street

Anna Snaith (KCL): Winifred Holtby’s Noisescapes: Gender, Polyphony and the Politics of Sound

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00
Panel IV: Dislocations of the Self and Mental Illness
Chair: Barbara Wünnenberg (HUB/KCL)

Kevin Neuroth (HUB): Masculinity and Mental Illness in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim

Jon Day (KCL): Reading Madness in Modernist Literature

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee

16:30 – 17:00 Workshop Feedback Tijana Ristic Kern (HUB)

17:00 – 18:00 Conclusion and Future Plans

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3. Juli 2019 15:00 - 4. Juli 2019 18:00(GMT+02:00)

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