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International Symposium: Thoreau From Across the Pond

Organized by: Julien Nègre (ENS de Lyon), François Specq (ENS de Lyon) and Laura Dassow Walls (University of Notre Dame)
Quand ? Du 18/10/2017 à 08:00
au 20/10/2017 à 20:00
Où ? ENS de Lyon, site Monod et site Descartes
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Thoreau from across the Pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The conference will take place at the ENS de Lyon in Lyon, France.

The ENS campus is divided into two areas: the Monod area and the Descartes area, both located in the same neighborhood.

On Oct. 18, the conference will take place in the Monod area, in room « Salle Place de l’École » (address: 61 allée d’Italie, 69007 Lyon)

On Oct. 19 and 20, the conference will take place in the Descartes area, in room D8.007 (address: 15 parvis René Descartes, 69007 Lyon > )

 

Wednesday 18 October — Morning — Monod area, “Salle Place de l’École” room

 

9 h 30 Registration and Coffee

10 h Welcome

Thoreau in History and Politics 1
Chair: Daniel S. Malachuk, Western Illinois University

10 h 15 Henrik Otterberg, PhD & independent scholar, Gothenburg: “Of Shanties and Chanticleers: Some Contextual and Paratextual Notes on Walden's 1854 title-page.”

10 h 55 Yohei Yamamoto, Meiji University: “Walden, Slavery, Work Ethics in Antebellum America.”

12h 15 – 13 h 45 Lunch

 

Wednesday 18 — Afternoon — Monod area, “Salle Place de l’École” room

 

14 h Plenary Address 1: Laura Dassow Walls, University of Notre Dame: "Earthrise: Thoreau and the Anthropocene."

Literary and Philosophical Perspectives 1
Chair: William Rossi, University of Oregon

15 h 20 François Specq, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon: “The Noble Reader and the Sound of Thoreau’s Words.”

16 h Daniel S. Malachuk, Western Illinois University: “‘Wider than our views of it’: Thoreau’s Universalism.”

16 h 40 Coffee Break

Thoreau in History and Politics 2
Chair: Henrik Otterberg, PhD & Independent Scholar, Gothenburg

17 h Tatjana Jukić, University of Zagreb: “Arendt's Thoreau, or the World Without Walden.”

17 h 40 Mary Grace Albanese, Binghamton University: “A Haitian Plea for John Brown.”

18 h 30 Welcome Reception

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Thursday 19 October — Morning — Descartes area, room D8.007

 

9 h 30 – 12h Cape Cod
Chair: Laura Dassow Walls, University of Notre Dame

9 h 30 Dominic Jaeckle, Goldsmiths, University of London: “Real Estate: Stating Place & Possession in the Thoreauvian Photograph.”

10 h 10 Benjamin Pickford, University of Lausanne: “Cape Cod, Literature, and the Illocality of Thinking about Capital.”

11 h Christa Holm Vogelius, University of Copenhagen: “Thoreau, Fuller, and the Outlines of Nation.”

12 h 15 - 13 h 45 Lunch

 

Thursday 19 — Afternoon — Descartes area, room D8.007

 

14 h Plenary Address 2: Branka Arsić, Columbia University: “Is a Fish a Flower? Analogy and Magical Thinking in Thoreau.”

Literary and Philosophical Perspectives 2
Chair: Kristen Case, University of Maine Farmington

15 h 20 Mark Gallagher, University of California Los Angeles: “Thoreau’s Sense of Connection.”

16 h Michael Jonik, University of Sussex: “‘Will you live?’: Thoreau’s Philosophical Letters.”

16 h 40 Coffee Break

Thoreau in History and Politics 3
Chair: Michael Jonik, University of Sussex

17 h Elise Lemire, Purchase College, State University of New York: “Walden, Race, and the Local History Archive.”

17 h 40 Michael Weisenburg, University of South Carolina: “‘The Ante-Pilgrim History’ of Thoreau’s Cape Cod.”

20h Conference Dinner

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Friday 20 October — Morning — Descartes area, room D8.007

 

9h30 -12h Thoreau and Environment 1
Chair: Branka Arsić, Columbia University

9 h 30 Cristin Ellis, University of Mississippi: “Animating Science: Technologies of Time from the Journal to Cinematography.”

10 h 10 Rochelle Johnson, The College of Idaho: “Thoreauvian Natural History, Doubt, and the Curation of Resilience.”

11h Julien Nègre, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon: “‘How little there is on an ordinary map!’: Making the invisible visible in Thoreau's texts.”

12 h 15 - 13 h 45 Lunch

 

Friday 20 October — Afternoon — Descartes area, room D8.007

 

14 h Plenary Address 3: William Rossi, University of Oregon: "Rethinking Thoreau's Career from A Week."

Thoreauvian soundscapes
Chair: Rochelle Johnson, The College of Idaho

15 h 20 Danielle Follett, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle: “‘Every Sound Is Music Now’: Thoreau and the Music of Nature.”

16 h Kristen Case, University of Maine Farmington: “‘This Expansion’: The Kalendar, Music, and Time.”

16 h 45 Coffee / Informal Final Reception