Conference: Love Etc.

Who: Uses of Literature. The Social Dimensions of Literature
When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 09:00 - Friday, October 4, 2019at 17:00
Where: Odense Adelige Jomfrukloster, Albani Torv 6, 5000 Odense C

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

LOVE ETC.

 

3-4 OCTOBER 2019

Venue: Odense Adelige Jomfrukloster, Albani Torv 6, 5000 Odense C

Organized by Niels Bohr Prof. Rita Felski, Associate Prof. Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen and Associate Prof. Camilla Schwartz

Sponsored by the Niels Bohr Professorship “Uses of Literature. The Social Dimensions of Literature” (DNRF127)

 

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KEYNOTES

Hanne Ørstavik, Norway
Namwali Serpell, UC Berkeley

 

SPEAKERS

Carolina Bandinelli, University of Warwick - Mette Blok, Roskilde University - Angus Connell Brown, University of Birmingham - Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen, University of Southern Denmark - Jonathan Flatley, Wayne State University - Timothy Laurie, University of Technology Sydney - Catherine McDermott, Manchester Metropolitan University - Hanna Meretoja, University of Turku - Kevin Ohi, Boston College -  John Plotz, Brandeis University - Anna Poletti, Utrecht University - Jessica Pressman, San Diego State University - Camilla Schwartz, University of Southern Denmark - Biswarup Sen, University of Oregon - Hannah Stark, University of Tasmania 

 

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DOWNLOAD "LOVE ETC." PROGRAMME, ABSTRACTS ETC.

 

PROGRAMME

Thursday 3 October 2019
9.30-9.45 WELCOME 
By Rita Felski (University of Southern Denmark/University of Virginia)

9.45-11.00
-Carolina Bandinelli (University of Warwick), “’Love me, Tinder’: An Exploration of the Digital Culture of Romance”
-Biswarup Sen (University of Oregon), “Post -Romantic Fantasies: Love in an Algorithmic Age”
Chaired by Emily Hogg (University of Southern Denmark)

11.00-11.15 COFFEE BREAK

11.15-12.30
-Hannah Stark (University of Tasmania) and Timothy Laurie (University of Technology Sydney), “How to Do Politics with Love”
-Camilla Schwartz (University of Southern Denmark), ”Friendship in a Time of Adulthoodphobia”
Chaired by Jon Helt Haarder (University of Southern Denmark)

12.30-14.00 LUNCH (only by invitation)

14.00-15.15
-Hanna Meretoja (University of Turku), “Dialogical Encounters: Love and Engagement with Literature”
-Kevin Ohi (Boston College), “Unrequited Love”
Chaired by Anne-Marie Mai (University of Southern Denmark)

15.15-15.30 COFFEE BREAK

15.30-16.45
-Mette Blok (Roskilde University), “A Question of Family Resemblance? Stanley Cavell on Loving Books and Loving Persons”
-Anne-Marie S. Christensen (University of Southern Denmark), “The Look of Love: Perspectives from Philosophy and Literature”
Chaired by Moritz Schramm (University of Southern Denmark)

16.45-17.15 WINE BREAK

17.15-18.30
Keynote: Namwali Serpell (UC Berkeley), “Ima read: American Psycho
Chaired by Rita Felski (University of Southern Denmark/University of Virginia)

19.00 CONFERENCE DINNER (only by invitation)
Olivia Brasserie
Vintapperstræde 37
5000 Odense C

 

Friday 4 October 2019
9.30-10.45
-Catherine McDermott (Manchester Metropolitan University), “Autistic Love”
-Anna Poletti (Utrecht University), “More Etc., Less Love?”
Chaired by Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen (University of Southern Denmark)

10.45-11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.00-12.15
-John Plotz (Brandeis University), “Love Machines?”
-Jessica Pressman (San Diego State University), “Loving Bookishness”
Chaired by Jon Helt Haarder (University of Southern Denmark)

12.15-13.45 LUNCH (only by invitation)

13.45-15.00
-Angus Connell Brown (University of Birmingham), “Someone Like You: Love, Pop, and Lyric Form”
-Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University), “Liking Trees”
Chaired by Alastair Morrison (University of Southern Denmark)

15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK

15.30-16.45
Keynote: Hanne Ørstavik, “Inside distance” – a conversation with Jon Helt Haarder (University of Southern Denmark)
Chaired by Camilla Schwartz (University of Southern Denmark)

19.15 DINNER (only by invitation)
Storms Pakhus – Odense Street Food
Seebladsgade 21
5000 Odense C

 

DOWNLOAD "LOVE ETC." PROGRAMME, ABSTRACTS ETC.

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For enquiries please contact Project Coordinator Pernille Hasselsteen: perha@sdu.dk

Please note! The conference will be filmed. Photographers and journalists will be present at the conference in order to get pictures to be used online, in printed material, and in television.

 

 

The Niels Bohr Professorship ”Uses of Literature. The Social Dimensions of Literature” is established on basis of grants from the Danish National Research Foundation

 

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