Programme

29 October 2016

Keynes Library, Birkbeck, School of Arts


9.00             Registration


9.30              Opening Words


9.40             Panel 1: The Material Network


Birgit Van Puymbroeck, University of Ghent

Forming Networks/ Networking Forms: Towards a New Conception of the Relation between Text and Context

Chelsea Olsen, University of Sussex

Networking in Miniature: An Analysis of the Stettheimer Dollhouse

Martin Eve, Birkbeck College

Blank Generation: Encryption and Metadata in the Network of Mark Blacklock’s I’m Jack


11.00           Tea and Coffee


11.15            Panel 2: A Question of Taste: Prized Literature and Digital Perspectives


Bret Johnson, University of Loughborough

Pyrrhic Victories and Power Plays: Literary Prizes amongst Modernist Circles

Faye Hammill and Anouk Lang, University of Strathclyde and University of Edinburgh

“In good company”: Using co-citation analysis in Gephi to investigate North American periodical networks

Anna Kiernan, University of Falmouth

Literary editors and peer-to-peer book reviewers: Rethinking the role of cultural intermediaries in a socially networked age


12.35           LUNCH BREAK


13.30            Keynote:  Joanne Winning, Birkbeck, University of London

Title TBC


2.20              Panel 3: Cross-cultural Encounters: Networks and Transnationalism


Sasha Dovzhyk, Birkbeck College

International Afterlife of the Victorian Avant-Garde: Spreading ‘Beardsley Craze’ in Russia

Robyn Jakeman, Birkbeck College

Anglo-Italian Networks: Futurism, Mina Loy, and the English-Speaking Community in Florence


3.10             Tea and coffee


3.25             Panel 4: Working Together: Conspirators and Collaborators


Evi Heinz, Birkbeck College

Pipe Dreams: The Modernist and the Engineer

Michelle Deininger and Claire Flay-Petty, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Scholarship and Sisterhood: Rediscovering Women’s Collaborative Networks

Andrew Campbell, University of Strathclyde

“Do everything, and do it together”: The Collaborationist Aesthetics of the Auden Generation


4.45         Panel 5: Across the Lines: Institutions, States and the Global Sponsors of Literature 

Patricia Novillo-Corvalan, University of Kent

Beckett, Octavio Paz, and UNESCO: The Cultural Politics of an Anthology of Mexican Poetry

Felix Lang, University of Marburg

The Syrian Civil War and the Transformation of Networks of Literary Production


5.35              Closing Remarks


5.45             Drinks

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