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DAY 1 - Wednesday 10th September 2014
Matthew Reynolds (opening remarks)
Chair: Nicola Gardini (Oxford)
Keynote speaker: Davide Papotti (Parma) "Old and new borders: a geographical approach"
Chair: Stephen Harrison (Oxford)
Catherine Darbo-Paschanski (CNRS (LAS)/ Oxford) "Galen: the body-soul and its parts in
the Roman Empire’s geographical and political zone. Outlines, borders, distance and contacts"
Anne-Isabelle François (Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3) "The mother tongue as border"
Jeffrey Swartwood (Bordeaux) "Uncharted borders: mixed realities and representations"
Colin Clark (Aix-Marseille) "Space, limits, and landscapes of the mind in Dib, Salih, Kateb
Chair: Adriana Jacobs (Oxford)
Keynote speaker: Caroline Bergvall (London) "Drifting in the seas of language"
Respondent: Katarzyna Szymanska (Oxford)
Bordering the senses
Chair: Elleke Boehmer (Oxford)
Claire Gallien (Montpellier) "Minding the Gazan Border in Contemporary Palestinian Art and Fiction"
Rosie Lavan (Oxford) "Willie Doherty’s ‘At the border’: image, caption, context"
Florence Hazrat (St Andrews) "Sounds of the border - the borders of sound"
Chair: Céline Sabiron (Oxford)
Constanza Ferrini (Independent) "Writing is Painting in Light and Dark"
Nicola Gardini, Patrick McGuinness, and Matthew Reynolds read from their border fictions.
Conference supper, St Anne's College
DAY 2 - Thursday 11th September 2014
Chair: Mohamed-Salah Omri (Oxford)
Keynote speaker: Adrian Grima (Malta) "Mediterranean literatures and the borders of
language and meaning"
Respondent: Yen-Mai Tran-Gervat (Sorbonne-Paris III)
Translating cultures and canons
Chair: Jane Hiddleston (Oxford)
Céline Sabiron (Oxford/ Nancy) "Cross-channel literary crossings and the borders of
Ljiljana Markovic (Belgrade) "Old borders and a new paradigm, 'late-comers' in culture"
Madli Kütt (Tartu, Estonia) "Creative borders in fictional worlds: Marcel Proust’s spatial
poetics and its translation into Estonian"
Simon Williams (Oxford) "Crossing borders: narratives of infiltration in Israel/ Palestine"
Chair: Ben Morgan (Oxford)
Keynote speaker: Michael Wheeler (Stirling) "The edge of thought: extended cognition and
the border between mind and world"
Philosophies of literature
Peter Garratt (Durham) "The Victorian extended mind"
Andrea Selleri (Warwick) "Why are literary studies and the philosophy of literature two
Amy Xiaofan Li (Oxford) "When do different literatures become comparable? - the Sorites
paradox and borders between incomparability and comparability"
Round table discussion
With Elleke Boehmer (Oxford), Yen-Mai Tran-Gervat (Sorbonne-Paris III), Nicola Gardini (Oxford) and others.
With the generous support of St Anne's College, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), and the John Fell OUP Research Fund.