Poetry in Fiction: Poetic Insertions, Allusions, and Rhythms in Narrative Texts (2013)

Poetry in Fiction: Poetic Insertions, Allusions, and Rhythms in Narrative Texts

12th International Connotations Symposium

You can find the articles that followed up this symposium in its special issue behind the link.

July 28 - August 1, 2013
Mülheim at the Rhine-Ruhr area, Germany Conference Centre "Wolfsburg" / Mülheim


Sunday, July 28 until 17:00 Arrival of guests at "Die Wolfsburg" 19:00 Welcome dinner at a nearby restaurant


Monday, July 29 9:00-9:15 Welcome 1st Topic: POETRY, VERSE AND PROSE (CHAIR: BURKHARD NIEDERHOFF) 9:15-10:15 Matthias Bauer (University of Tübingen, Germany): Poeticizing Prose: A Range of Options 10:15-10:45 Coffee break 10:45-12:45 David Fishelov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): Poetry and Poetic Effect in Joyce's “The Dead”
Ake Bergvall (Karlstad University, Sweden): Prosaic Poetry and Poetic Prose: The Case of Blake’s "There Is No Natural Religion" and Dickens’s Hard Times 12:45-14:15 Lunch 14:15-15:15 Elena Anastasaki (University of Tübingen, Germany): Embedded and Embodied Poetry in Edgar Allan Poe’s "Ligeia" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" 15:15-15:45 Coffee and Pastry


2nd Topic: BALLAD vs. NOVEL (CHAIR: ANGELIKA ZIRKER) Michael Ginsburg (Northwestern University, USA): Turning: From Verse to Prose in Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield 3rd Topic: THe SURVIVAL OF POETRY AND SONG (CHAIR: ANGELIKA ZIRKER) Wolfgang G. Müller (University of Jena, Germany): The Survival of the Poetic Muse in Sir Walter Scott’s Historical Novels
Margit Peterfy (University of Heidelberg, Germany): Song, Variety, and Operetta in Jean Toomer’s Cane (1923): Patterns for Poetry in Prose 18:45 Diner


Tuesday, July 30 1st Topic: TOLKIEN'S THE LORD OF THE RINGS (CHAIR: MARTINA BROSS) 9:00-10:45 Thomas Kullmann (University of Osnabrück, Germany): Poetic Insertions in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
Jonathan Naumann (Usk Valley Vaughan Association, USA): "Inside a Song": Verse as Underlying Reality in The Fellowship of the Ring 10:45-11:15 Coffee break 2nd Topic: CHAPTER EPIGRAPHS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (CHAIR: MATTHIAS BAUER) 11:15-12:15 Eike Kronshage (Free University Berlin, Germany): George Eliot’s Poetic Epigraphs in Daniel Deronda 12:15-13:45 Lunch 3rd Topic: EARLY MODERN LIT (CHAIR: MATTHIAS BAUER) 13:45-15:45 Janina Zimmermann (University of Tübingen, Germany): Miles Coverdale’s BCP Translation of the Psalms: Poetry in Prose
Arthur Kinney (University of Massachusetts, USA): Sir Philip Sidney’s Art of Blending 15:45-16:15 Coffee and Pastry 4th Topic: PASTICHE OF CANONICAL POETS (CHAIR: DAVID FISHELOV) 16:15-18:15 Beatrix Hesse (University of Bamberg, Germany): Somebody Else’s Poem – Kipling’s "Wireless" and "Dayspring Mishandled" and Their Accompanying Poems
Maik Goth (University of Bochum, Germany): ‘[M]ud and cold and sleet and lice and rats’: Julian Cain and the Makings of a Soldier Poet in A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book 18:30 Diner


Wednesday, July 31 1st Topic: NABOKOV'S PALE FIRE (CHAIR: FRANK KEARFUL) 9:00-11:00 Maurice Charney (Rutgers University, USA): A Preterist Approach to Pale Fire;
Donald Cheney (University of Massachusetts, USA): “Hypocrite lecteur”: Reflections in, and on, Nabokov’s Pale Fire 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 2nd Topic: POP CULTURE POETRY AND BLANK FICTION (CHAIR: FRANK KEARFUL) 11:30-12:00 Mary McCampbell (Lee University, USA): The Song Does Not Remain the Same: The Function of Pop Culture Poetry in Two Blank Fiction Novels 12:30 Lunch 14:30 Departure for visit to Villa Hügel and evening party at the Niederhoffs’


Thursday, August 1 1st Topic: CHARACTERS AND POEMS (CHAIR: SVEN WAGNER) 9:00 Judith Saunders (Marist College, USA): Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed and Coleridge’s "Kubla Khan": Recreating Xanadu
Andrew James (Meiji University Tokyo, Japan): David Lodge’s Therapy: Writing Fiction from a Poetic Sensibility 11:00-11:15 Coffee Break 2nd Topic: MARGARET ATWOOD (CHAIR: SVEN WAGNER) 11:15-12:15 Susanne Jung (University of Tübingen, Germany): "A Chorus Line": Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad at the Crossroads of Narrative, Poetic and Dramatic Genres 12:15-12:30 Brainstorming for next conference theme 12:30 End of Program