POSTPONED: Lydia Davis, Writing, Reading and Translation | Lydia Davis, écrire, lire et traduire

POSTPONED: Lydia Davis, Writing, Reading and Translation | Lydia Davis, écrire, lire et traduire
13 May 2020, 9.30am - 14 May 2020, 3.30pm
Conference / Symposium
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) we regret that this conference has had to be postponed. Details will be posted of a new date when arranged.

Keynote speakers | Conférenciers invités
Emily Eells, University of Paris 10-Nanterre
Jonathan Evans, University of Portsmouth

13 May 2020

10:00 Registration
10:30 Welcome by Jean-Michel Gouvard (University of Bordeaux Montaigne)

10:45 Session 1: Lydia Davis and the French writers
Véronique Samson (University of Cambridge/Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Lydia Davis’s Flaubert
Ambra Celano (ILUM University)
Lydia Davis and Maurice Blanchot: L’arrêt de mort

12:30 Lunch (own arrangements)

14:00 Session 2: Keynote 1
Emily Eells (University of Paris 10-Nanterre)
The Way by Swann’s: In-between the lines of Lydia Davis’s Proust

15:30 Coffee break

15:45 Session 3: Writing and Translation
Fredrik Rönnbäck (Sarah Lawrence College and University of California)
Excess and Restraint: Lydia Davis as Author and Translator
Anna Zumbahlen (poet, University of Denver)
Translating Sensitive Topics

17:00 Study day ends

14 May 2020

09:45 Registration

10:15 Session 4: Modernism and Modernity

Julie Tanner (Queen Mary, University of London)
The shape of feeling: Lydia Davis and the novel after postmodernism
Elena Gelasi (University of Cyprus)
Lydia Davis and postfeminism
Jean-Michel Gouvard (University of Bordeaux Montaigne)
“The Cows”: Writing and Visual arts

12:30 Lunch (own arrangements)

14:00 Session 5: Keynote 2
Jonathan Evans (University of Portsmouth)
Non-exhaustion in the work of Lydia Davis

15:30 Coffee break

15:45 Session 6: (Very)Short Stories
Claire Fabre-Clark (Université Paris-Est-Créteil)
Lydia Davis’s short stories: the (im)possibilities of fiction 
Ahlam Othman (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, BUE, Egypt)
Irony in the Microfiction of Lydia Davis’ Varieties of Disturbance (2007)

17:00 Study day ends

Kindly supported by the University of Bordeaux Montaigne and the University of London's Cassal Endowment Fund


Standard: £15 both days | £10 one day 

Students/unwaged: Free


Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738