11th International Connotations Symposium
You can find the articles that followed up this symposium in its special issue behind the link.
July 24-28, 2005
List of Participants and Papers (in alphabetical order)
Catherine Addison (University of Zululand): "The Spondee as a Textual Surprise" Neil Browne, PhD, Assistant Professor of English ( University of Oregon ): "Material Markers of Change in William Dean Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham" Prof. Dr. Christiane Bimberg (Universität Dortmund): "Redefinitions and Reversals of Childhood and Old Age in a South Africa of Transition: J. M. Coetzee's Age of Iron" Prof. Maurice Charney (New York, Rutgers University): ["Textual Surprise in Measure for Measure"] Prof. Donald Cheney (University of Massachusetts , Amherst): "Found in Translation: Gascoigne's Supposes and the Comedy of Error" Prof. Dr. David Fishelov (Hebrew University Jerusalem, Comparative Literature): "Surprised by Virtue: Robinson Crusoe and 'The Other'" Prof. Teresa Gibert (University of Madrid): "Resisting Conventional Narrative Closure in Kate Chopin's Fiction: The Surprise Ending of 'Désirée's Baby'" Maik Goth (Wiss. Mitarbeiter, Ruhr-Universität Bochum): "John Lanchester's The Debt to Pleasure: An Aesthetics of Textual Surprise" Prof. William Harmon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): "Tender Is What Night? How the Boy Who Killed His Mother Became the Girl Who Was Raped by Her Father: Surprises in the Growth of Fitzgerald's Fourth Novel" Myrtle Hooper (University of Zululand): "Textual Surprise in Pauline Smith's The Sinner " Prof. Dr. Frank Kearful (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität Bonn): "Form as Surprise in Poetry" Prof. Arthur F. Kinney (University of Massachusetts, Amherst): "Unscrambling Sriprises" Dr. Julian Lethbridge (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen): "Negative Textual Surprise in Spenser's The Faerie Queene" Alexander M. Luxemburg (Rostov State University, Russia): "The Mystery of Vladimir Nabokov's Sources: Some new Ideas on Lolita 's Intertextual Links" Dr. Paul Morris (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken): "Vladimir Nabokov and the Surprise of Poetry" Dr. Margit Peterfy (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz): "Past Oral / Beyond Words: Punning in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams" Prof. Dr. Leona Toker (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): "Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities" Sven Wagner (Wiss. Mitarbeiter, Ruhr-Universität Bochum): "Surprisingly Divine: Reflections on the Character of Jekyll-Hyde" Angelika Zirker (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen): "Surprising Unsurprises: Lewis Carroll's Alice Books"