“Faulkner’s Fetishized Words” — May 20-2 1st, 2021 / Université de Picardie & University of Richmond

Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier au deuxième colloque international consacré à l’œuvre de William Faulkner, "Faulkner’s Fetishized Words," organisé par l’UR UPJV 4295, avec la coopération de Richmond University.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous le programme de ce colloque, qui se tiendra exclusivement en distanciel, ainsi que les liens d’invitation pour vous inscrire aux deux journées.

Faulkner’s Fetishized Words

International ZOOM Symposium,

organized by the University of Picardy Jules Verne (France) and the University of Richmond (USA)

Thursday, May 20 and Friday May 21, 2021

All timings of this schedule are based on the Central European Summer Time Zone. Please make sure to adapt this schedule to your local time zone.

DAY ONE

(Thursday 20 May, 2021)

2:00-2:15 Introduction – Frédérique Spill (Université de Picardie-Jules Verne)

2:15-4:00 PANEL#1 Spatial Faulkner

(Chair: Ahmed Honeini)

Stéphanie Eyrolles Suchet (Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France): “‘Motionless, locked, incapable of moving’: Arresting Motion in Faulkner’s novels”

Yvan Drion (Université de Rouen/Université de Picardie-Jules Verne, France): “Translating the ‘whirling’ text of William Faulkner’s Sanctuary

Liza Tishchenko (University of Michigan, USA): “Equipped Rooms and Fictitious Names: Narrating Rent and Renting Narratives in The Wild Palms and Soldiers’ Pay

Solveig Dunkel (Université de Picardie-Jules Verne/Boston University): “Faulkner’s Corridors”

4:00-4:15 BREAK

4:15-5:30 KEYNOTEPr Jay Watson (University of Mississippi, USA): “‘The Working of That Word:’ Racial and Fossil Energies in Light in August

(Chair: Peter Lurie)

5:30-6:00 LONGER BREAK

6:00-7:45 PANEL#2 Race and Form

(Chair: John T. Matthews)

Jenna Grace Sciuto (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA): “Repetition and the Reifying of Racial Lines in Halldór Laxness and William Faulkner”

Peter Lurie (University of Richmond, USA): “Faulkner’s Racialized Light”

Aurélie Guillain (Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France): “What is ‘impenetrable’ in Go Down Moses: the Power of a Transferred Epithet”

Susan Scott Parrish (University of Michigan, USA) and Johannes Burgers (Ashoka University, India): “The Bitter Sum: Accounting for Racist Words in Absalom, Absalom!

7:45-8:05 Michał Choinski (Jagiellonian University, Poland):“A Stylometric Approach to Some of Faulkner’s Fetishized Words”

(Chair: Frédérique Spill)

DAY TWO

(Friday 21 May, 2021)

2:00-3:30 PANEL#3 Faulkner’s She(s)

(Chair: Solveig Dunkel)

Astrid Maes (Université de Picardie-Jules Verne, France): “Faulkner’s Serene Women”

Laura Wilson (Fisk University, USA): “‘Women, shit,’ the tall convict said’: Female Bodily Functions in the Fiction of William Faulkner”

Mary Knighton (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan): “Transformative Bovine Figures in Faulkner’s Fictions”

3:30-5:15 PANEL#4 Faulkner in Absentia: Language and “notlanguage”

(Chair: Astrid Maes)

Ahmed Honeini (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK): “The Word that Quentin cannot say: Evasion and the linguistics of suicide in The Sound and the Fury (1929)”

Ineke Jolink (Université Catholique de Paris, France): “Faulkner’s Use of the Prefixes Un, No and Not: A Study in Deviant Morphology”

Benoît Tadié (Université Rennes 2, France): “‘Little verbal toys:’ Words in

‘-less’ in Sanctuary

Phillip “Pip” Gordon (University of Wisconsin-Platteville, USA): “The Missing Word: Describing the ‘(Un)Real Thing’ in Sanctuary

5:15-5:45 LONGER BREAK

5:45-7:00 KEYNOTEPr John T. Matthews (Boston University, USA): “‘Dispossessed Him Dispossessed:’ The Fetish of Recursive Forms”

(Chair: Frédérique Spill)

7:00-7:15 BREAK

7:15-8:30 PANEL#5 Faulkner and Aesthetic Production

(Chair: Jay Watson)

Bernard T. Joy (University of Glasgow, Scotland): “Both Virgin and Pregnant: An Impossible Confluence of Referent and Reference in Faulkner’s ‘A Portrait of Elmer’”

Benjamin Robbins (University of Innsbruck, Austria): “Faulkner’s Hollywood Allusions and the Semantic Fields of Contagion or Commodification”

Randall Wilhelm (Anderson University, USA): “Faulkner’s Silhouettes”

8:30-8:45 Conclusion – Peter Lurie (University of Richmond)

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Voici le liens d’inscription :

DAY ONE : https://u-picardie-fr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuduCpqDovE9auB2kZXMRKna3j__q6BJh3

DAY TWO: https://u-picardie-fr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYofu2hrzgoHNw58Y5XMGJCRciLsjB30mQv

En espérant vous y retrouver nombreux,

Bien à toutes et tous,

Frédérique SPILL
Professeure de littérature américaine
Directrice de l’UR UPJV 4295 / CORPUS

Maison de la Recherche, E222, Citadelle
Université de Picardie Jules Verne
10, rue des Français Libres
80000 Amiens
France
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