Literary History and Topology

International research seminar with the participation of:

  • Christopher Prendergast (University of Cambridge)
  • Masha Belenky (George Washington University)
  • Morgane Cadieu (Yale University)
  • Christie McDonald (Harvard University)
  • Susan R. Suleiman (Harvard University)
  • Barbara Vinken (Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München)
  • Knut Ove Eliassen (NTNU).
  • Frederik Tygstrup (UCPH)
  • Andrea Del Lungo (Université Lille 3)
  • Anne Fastrup (UCPH)
  • Michael Høxbro Andersen (UCPH)
  • Peter Borum (UCPH)
  • Carsten Meiner (UCPH)

The seminar is open to all.


Wednesday May 16 2018              

8.45: Welcome                

9.00-12.15: Literary History and Topology                   

9.00-10.00: Frederik Tygstrup and Carsten Meiner (University of Copenhagen): “The double Topology. Literary History”     

10.00-11.00: Christopher Prendergast (University of Cam­brid­ge): “Literary History and Counterfactuals”  

11.00-11.15 : Coffee         

11.15-12.15 : Andrea Del Lungo (Université Lille 3) : « Sémi­o­lo­gie et histoire de la représentation littéraire. La fenêtre »

12.30-13.30: Lunch        

13.30-15.45: Global literary Topology        

13.30: Coffee                   

13.30.-14.45: Susan Suleiman and Christie McDonald (Harvard Uni­versity): “Dis­pla­ce­ment: French Global and Beyond”     

14.45-15.45: Anne Fastrup (University of Copenhagen): “Func­tions of the Turk in French Literature from Gabriel Bounin to Ma­deleine de Scudéry”

Thursday May 17 2018               

9.00-12.30: Topoi and Technology               

9.00.-10.00: Masha Belenky (George Washington University): “Engine of Modernity: The Omnibus and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris”             

10.00-10.15: Coffee

10.15-11.15: Morgane Cadieu (Yale University): “Intermedial Figures of an Elusive Train"

11.15-12.15: Michael Høxbro Andersen (University of Co­pen­ha­gen): “Arriving in Paris. The Evolution of a Topos from Molière to Mabanckou”

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-16.00: Topoi of Decadence                   

13.30-14.30: Barbara Vinken (Luwig-Maximillians-Universität Mün­chen): “The To­pos of Babylon in 19th Century Literature”       

14.30-14.45: Coffee         

14.30- 15.30: Peter Borum (University of Copenhagen): “Not far from Paris. Loci cor­rup­ti from Rousseau to Maspero”              

15.30-16.00: Closing discussion

For questions or comments on the program, please contact Amanda Grimsbo Roswall.