J’ai le plaisir de vous faire part du programme d’une conférence sur Caryl Phillips qui se tiendra à l’Université de Caen Normandie les 23 et 24 mai 2017 en présence de l’écrivain.
La conférence, co-organisée par l’ERIBIA et l’ERIAC aura lieu à la Maison de la recherche en sciences humaines, sur le campus 1(Amphithéâtre de la MRSH campus 1).
Bien cordialement
Françoise Kral
                                                                                                        INHABITING THE VOIDS OF HISTORY


23-24 MAY 2017 University of Caen Normandy

MRSH Maison de la recherche et des Sciences Humaines

Amphithéâtre de la MRSH Campus 1


Tuesday 23 May MRSH Campus 1 Amphithéâtre

9. 00-9.15- : Registration

9.15- 9.30 : Opening address

9.30-10.45   Panel 1 

Chair : kathie Birat

Françoise Clary (University of Rouen) ‘Extending intersectionality theory to the perception of blackness and otherness, or how to reconnect to the past by bridging Colour me English and Crossing the River

Justine Baillie (University of Greenwich, London) ‘There are no paths in water’ : History, Memory and Narrative Form in Crossing the River and Foreigners : Three English Lives’

10.45-11.00  Coffee Break

11.00-12.30 PANEL 2

 Chair : Françoise Clary

Catherine Lanone (University Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle) ‘A bunch of daffodils : (un)belonging in Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River ?’  

Héliane Ventura (University of Toulouse) The Final passage in Crossing the River


12.30-13.30 LUNCH


13.30-14.30 Caryl Phillips in conversation with John McLeod

14.30-15.00 Coffee break


15.00-16.30   PANEL 3

Chair : Bénédicte Ledent

Bruna Mancini (Universita della Calabria) ‘Spaces of memory and identity in Crossing the River and A Distant Shore’

Kathie Birat (University of Lorraine)  ‘Historicising emotion in the fiction of Caryl Phillips’



16.30-17.45 panel 4

Chair : Bruna mancini

Giulia Mascoli (University of Liège) ‘Haunting memories Voiced through Mnemonic Prose in Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood’

Maria Festa (University of Torino)  The Nature of Blood and fragmented history’


Wednesday 24 May MRSH amphithéâtre campus 1


9. 00-10.30  panel 5

Chair : Héliane Ventura

Josiane Ranguin (University Paris XIII, Sorbonne Paris Cité) ‘Happiness is not always fun’ in Caryl Phillips’s ‘ ‘IV : Somewhere in England’ in Crossing the River (1993), Somewhere in England (2016) and Ali : Fear Eats the Soul by Rainer Fassbinder (1974)

Chloé Debart (University of Caen) ‘Voice(s) and silence(s) : Caryl Phillips’s reshaping of the slave narrative’




11.00-12.30 PANEL 6

Chair :  Catherine Lanone

Eri Kobayashi (Seiki University, Japan) ‘Literary intertexts and its effects in Caryl Phillips’s The Lost Child’

Arijana Luburic Cvijanovic (University of Novi Sad) ‘From Crossing the River to The Lost Child : A genealogy of liminal space’


12.30-14.30 LUNCH


14.30 – 16.30  panel 7

Chair : françoise kral

 Hajer Elarem (Higher Institute of applied languages of Moknine) ‘Places of memory and cultural trauma in the work of Caryl Phillips’

Maxim Farrar (Leeds Beckett University) ‘Radical dislocation, multiple identifications, and the subtle politics of hope in Caryl Phillips’s novels’

Bénédicte Ledent (University of Liège) Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River and the Chorus of archival memory.


16.30-17.00  COFFEE

17.00-17.45 Conclusion with Caryl Phillips

 Chair : Kathie Birat


Scientific committee

Françoise Kral (Université de Caen)

Anne-Laure Tissut (Université de Rouen)


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