Programme

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Thursday, October 4th

9:00-9:30

Registration / Welcome

9:30-11

Session 1 (3 papers)

 

Reading/narrating secrecy (Convenor: Pilar Villar)

-Yoshiki Tajiri (Tokyo): “The Question of Secrecy in J.M. Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country

-Hannu Poutiainen (Tampere): “Novel Mediums: Communing with Spirits in and through Hilary Mantel’s Beyond Black

-Doug Battersby (Bristol): “Secretive Forms: Kazuo Ishiguro and Suspicious Reading”

 

11-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-12:30

Session 2 (2 papers)

Home and the city (Convenor: Paula Martín)

-Cristina Alsina Rísquez (Barcelona): “Inscrutable Objects in Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House

-José Liste Noya (La Coruña): “City Secret: Delany’s Dahlgren

 

12:30-12:45

Break

12:45-14

Plenary Session: Prof. Nicholas Royle (Sussex)

14-16

Lunch break

16-17:30

Session 3 (3 papers)

Postcolonial secrets (Convenor: María J. López)

-María Jesús Llarena-Ascanio (La Laguna): “Familiar Secrecies and Ghosts: Hemispheric Stories by Some Canadian and Argentinian Authors”

-Liani Lochner (Laval): “Zoë Wicomb and the Secrets of the Canon”

-María Valero Redondo (Córdoba): “Secret Communities in The God of Small Things

 

17:30-18

Coffee break

18-20

Parallel sessions

 

Session 4 (4 papers)

Urban and postmodern communities (Convenor: María Luisa Pascual)

-Laura Álvarez Trigo (Instituto Franklin-UAH): “Cold Communities: A Secret Experience in Zero K

-Carmen Fuentes Fuentes (Granada):

“‘The Most Boring Thing in the World is Nudity, and Honesty’. The Role of Secrecy in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fiction”

-Fatma Akçay (Córdoba):

“The Confrontation between the Operative Community and the Community of Friends in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth

-Ángela Rivera Izquierdo (Granada):

“‘Not a Secret Society, a Society of Secrets’: Community and Secrecy in Irvine Welsh’s Narrative”

 

Session 5 (3 papers)

Childhood, trauma and shame (Convenor: Mercedes Díaz)

-Ricarda Menn (KWI Essen): “Secrecy and Withdrawal? J.M. Coetzee’s Elusive Autrebiography

-Mario Jurado Bonilla (Córdoba):

“Nostalgia that Exposes Secrets: L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between

-Jesús Escobar Sevilla (Almería):

“A Communitarian Reading on Dubus’ Fiction. Unworked sacramental love, unworked families”

 

 

Friday, October 5th

9:00-10:30

Session 6 (3 papers)

Family secrets (Convenor: Gerardo Rodríguez)

-Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz (Deusto): “Family Secrets and Narrative Structure in Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You

-Esin Korkut Savul (Middle East Technical University): “From ‘Demonic Mystery’ into Secrecy as Communal Contract: Configuration of Différance in Jazz by Toni Morrison”

-Marta María Gutiérrez Rodríguez (Valladolid): “Family Secrets and Hidden Powers in Contemporary Novels about the Salem Witch Trials”

 

10:30-11

Coffee break

11-12:30

Session 7 (3 papers)

Narrating the self (Convenor: Pilar Villar)

-Aleksejs Taube (Latvia): “Secrecy, an Individual and Community in Sebastian Barry’s The Secret Scripture

-Jesús Blanco Hidalga (Córdoba): “Whilst Our Souls Negotiate: Secrets and Secrecy in Jonathan Franzen’s Purity

-Anna Fyta (Ioannina University): “In the Crucible of Community: H.D. and the Secrets of The Gift

 

12:30-12:45

Break

12:45-14

Plenary Session: Prof. Derek Attridge (York)

 

14-16

Lunch break

16-17:30

Session 8

(3 papers)

Phantoms and sexuality (Convenor: Juan Luis Pérez)

- Maria Mulvany (University College Dublin): "Family Phantoms and Faulty Burials in Sebastian Barry's The Secret Scripture"

-Remedios Martín Lorenzo (Málaga): “Uncanny Secrets in Burnt Island

- Elisa Serna-Martínez (Autónoma, Madrid): "Sexual Intimacy and other Women's Secrets in the Writings of Opal Palmer Adisa"

17:30-18

Coffee break

18-20

Roundtable and closing remarks “Secrecy and community in contemporary narrative in English”