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Conference "To Be Continued:"The Novel and Forms of Narrative Continuation

Feb 17, 2023 - Feb 18, 2023

“To Be Continued”: The Novel and Forms of Narrative Continuation


Conference Schedule

 

Friday, Feb 17

 

9:15 Welcome

 

9:30-11:00 Panel I

Chair: Florian Sedlmeier (Ruhr University Bochum)

Frank Kelleter (Freie Universität Berlin), Fake Publics are Real Too: On Judith Sargent Murray’s The Gleaner (1792–1798)

MaryAnn Snyder-Körber (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg), Clotels; or, The Revisioning/Reprinting Continuations of the President’s Daughter

 

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

 

11:15-12:45 Panel II

Chair: Frank Kelleter (Freie Universität Berlin)

Andreas Mahler (Freie Universität Berlin), Continuation and the Novel. Open Context and the Problem of Closure

Deidre Lynch (Harvard University), Ali Smith and the Unfinished Book. The Seasons Quartet and Seriality in an Electronic Age

 

12:45-14:15 Lunch Break

 

14:15-15:45 Panel III

Chair: MaryAnn Snyder-Körber (University of Würzburg)

Florian Sedlmeier (Ruhr University Bochum), Parody and Caricature. Tabitha Gilman Tenney

Ulla Haselstein (Freie Universität Berlin), Parody of Parody. Twain and Coover

 

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

 

16:00-17:30 Panel IV

Chair: Birte Wege (Freie Universität Berlin)

Tobias Annamalay Jochum (Freie Universität Berlin), B. Traven’s Gerard Gales Cycle in the Americas: Serialized Polemics, Translation, and the Writer’s Hustle

Sabine Sielke (University of Bonn), Insistence, Seriality, Memory. Echoes of Gertrude Stein in Popular Culture

 

19:00 Conference Dinner

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Feb 18

 

9:30-11:00 Panel V

Birte Wege (Freie Universität Berlin), Robot Reboots

Birgit Spengler (University of Wuppertal), Intertextual Chronotopes

 

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

 

11:15-12:45 Panel VI

James Dorson (LMU Munich), Business Fiction and the Project Form

Jeremy Rosen (University of Utah), The Genre Turn and Immersion in Fictional Worlds

 

12:45-14:00 Lunch Break

 

14:00-15:30 Panel VII

Julie Dickson (Freie Universität Berlin), "How Life Delivers and Delivers": Constructing Coherence in the Themed Short Story Collection

 

Andrew Gross (University of Göttingen), After the End. The Post-Pandemic Narrative of the Apocalypse

 

15:30 Concluding Remarks

 

19:00 Conference Dinner