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

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