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Martin Paul Eve

Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London

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A quick heads-up to flag the following conference, taking place on the 17th May at the University of Sussex. Excellent exciting line-up!

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Modernist Intimacies: Panel Schedule.
9.00-9.30: Registration and coffee [Jubilee 155].
9:30-9:45: Conference Welcome: Ruth Charnock

9.45-11.00: Affective reading/reflexive reading [Jubilee 155].
Martin Ryle [University of Sussex]: ‘New intimacies with the self: Joycean monologue and self-fashioning.’
Jen Cooke [Loughborough University]: ‘When Women Read, or, Scenes of Angry Modernist Learning.’
Jonathan Foltz [Boston University]: ‘Formalisms of the Self: Vernon Lee and the Physiology of Reading.’
Chair: Ruth Charnock [University of Sussex]

Tactile objects [Jubilee 143].
Jo Winning [Birkbeck College]: ‘Love and the Made Object.’
Hannah Wen-Shan Shieh [University of Sussex]: ‘Katherine Mansfield’s Art of Changing Masks.’
Rosie Langridge [Queen Mary]: ‘Forsterian Kisses.’
Chair: Pam Thurschwell [University of Sussex]

11.00-11.30: Break

11.30-12.45: Perilous Fashionings [Jubilee 155].
Santanu Das [KCL]: ‘Perilous intimacies: wounding, writing and feeling in early 20th century literature.’
Barry Sheils [University of Swansea]: ‘Wit and Environs: the problems of male intimacy in Wilde and Joyce.’
Benjamin Poore [Queen Mary]: ‘Masud Khan’s Ulysses: Exile, Race thinking, and modernist self-fashioning.’

Chair: Martin Ryle [University of Sussex]

12.45-1.45: Lunch

1.45-3.00: Missed Connections and Vile Bodies [Jubilee 155].
Ben Clarke [University of North Carolina, Greensboro]: ‘Public faces in private spaces: space and intimacy in Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies.’
Hugh Stevens [UCL]: ‘Mr Forster visits Mr and Mrs Lawrence.’
Ruth Charnock [University of Sussex] Feeling Modernist: Anais Nin and D. H. Lawrence
Chair: Alistair Davies [University of Sussex]

Intimate (Dis)locations [Jubilee 143].
Rebecca Thorndike-Breeze [Northeastern University]: ‘Intimacy in Isolation and the Amplitude of Reality: Virginia Woolf’s Tense Intimacies in The Voyage Out, Mrs. Dalloway and The Waves.’
Karina Jakubowicz [UCL]: ‘'"Every bed she leaves, without caring”: Beds, Identity, and the Aesthetics of Intimacy in Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood.’
Pru Chamberlain [Royal Holloway]: ‘Mina Loy’s Hazardous Incognito.’
Chair: Sara Crangle [University of Sussex]

3.00-3.15: Break

3.15-4.30: Close ups, bad feelings [Jubilee 155].
Geoff Gilbert [American University of Paris]: ‘Do you know how you feel: Shame and the Persistence of Modernism.’
Francesco Ventrella [University of Sussex]: ‘Connoisseurial Intimacies: Homoeroticism and Empathic Cock-Tease.’
Charles Burnetts [University of Western Ontario]: ‘Béla Balázs and Sensibility.’
Chair: J. D. Rhodes [University of Sussex]

4.30-5.45: Keynote address [Jubilee 155].
Denis Flannery [University of Leeds]: ‘How to Live Together; or, Modernist Intimacy in 1897.’
Chair: Pam Thurschwell [University of Sussex]

5.45-6.45: *Conference wrap-up drinks: IDS bar