Programme

Thursday 11th April

Catholic University of Paris, 74 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris.
Room : “Salles des Actes”

 

8.45 – 9.00: Registration

9.00 – 9.10: Welcome speech by Pr. Anne Banny, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of the ICP

 

9.10 – 10h40: Panel 1 – Framing the soul: theology, psychoanalysis, literature. Chair: Dr. Camille Bedeau (Université Paris Diderot) and Pr. Sara Thornton (Université Paris Diderot)

Keynote lecture: Pr. Jacques Arènes (Professor of Psychology and Anthropology at the Catholic University of Paris), ‘From religion to psychoanalysis: the rewriting of the soul’

– Dr. Thalia Trigoni (University of Cyprus), ‘The Intelligence of the “Hidden Soul”’

– Dr. Leslie De Bont (Université de Nantes), ‘“You haven’t let me call my soul my own”: soul, psyche and “the thrill of nothingness” in May Sinclair’s Fiction’

 

10.40 – 11.00: Break

 

11.00 – 12.30: Panel 2 – Victorian & Gothic Souls. Chair: Dr. Tom Stammers (University of Durham)

– Dr. Marie Kawthar Daouda (University of Oxford), ‘Beautiful Souls: Immortality, Science and Reincarnation in Marie Corelli’s best sellers’

– Dr. Nolwenn Corriou (Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne), ‘Egyptian Souls in Victorian Minds: The Transmigration of the “Ba” and the “Ka” in Archaeological Fiction’

– Dr. Peggy Dunn Sturba (Henderson State University), ‘That Which Remains: Memory, Identity, and Gothic Modernism in McCormack’s Solar Bones

 

12.30 – 2.00: Lunch break

 

2.00: Keynote lecture: Pr. Joseph Urbas (Professor of American Literature at Université Bordeaux Montaigne), ‘Emerson’s “Doctrine of the Soul”: Ontology, Epistemology, Poetry’

Chair: Dr. Thomas Constantinesco (Université Paris Diderot)

 

3.00 – 3.15: Break

3.15  – 3.45: Serge Sollogoub (archivist of the Catholic University),‘The soul of the place’: guided tour of the historical buildings of the campus

 

3.45 – 4.45: Panel 3 – Revisitations. Chair: Dr. Estelle Murail (ICP / Université Paris Diderot)

– Dr. Jeremy Elprin (Université de Caen Normandie), ‘Romantic Soul-Making, Revisited: The Refraction of Keats’s Letters in Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love (1997)’

– Dr. Claire Wrobel (Université Panthéon-Assas), ‘Persisting Souls in a Persisting myth: appropriation and transmutation in Frankenstein in Bagdad

 

4.45 – 5.00: Short break

 

5.00 – 6.00: Keynote lecture: Pr. Christopher Moreman (California State University, East Bay). ‘Persistence of the Soul?: Conception, Experience, and Evidence’. Chair: Pr. Sara Thornton

6.00 – 7.30 : Cocktail for speakers 

 

 

Friday 12th April

Catholic University of Paris, 74 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris.
Room: E23/E24

 

9.00 – 9.15: Welcome

 

9.15 – 10.15: Panel 4 – African-American Souls. Chair: Pr. Hélène Quanquin (Université de Lille)

– Pr. Marcus Bruce (Bates College in Lewiston, Maine), ‘The Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois, the Paris Exposition of 1900, and the “autochthonous transformation”’

– Pr. Susan Zieger (University of California, Riverside), ‘Souls on Board: A Counter-History of Modern Mobility’

 

10.15 – 10.30: break

 

10.30 – 11.30: Panel 5 – Narration & Souls. Chair: Dr. Delphine Louis-Dimitrov (ICP)

– Dr. Beatrice Pire (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3), ‘Forging in the Smithy of Postmodern Soul’

– Dr. Stefanie Weymann-Teschke (Kiel University), ‘Spectrality and Narrative Form in George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo’

 

11.30-12.30: Panel 6 – Soul & Music. Chair: Pr. Mathieu Duplay (Université Paris Diderot)

– Pr. Adrian Grafe (Université d’Artois), ‘Sweet Soul Music’

– Dr. Sean Witters (University of Vermont), ‘“Not many people ever hear it”: Addiction, Abstraction, and Soul in “Sonny’s Blues.”’

 

12.30 – 2.00: break

 

2.00 – 3.00: Keynote lecture, Dr. Ann Braude (Harvard University). ‘The Soul of Abstraction: the Spiritual Paths of Three Women Artists.’ Chair: Dr. Delphine Louis-Dimitrov (ICP)

 

3.00 – 4.30: Panel 7 – The representation of Souls in Visual Arts. Chair: Pr. Catherine Bernard (Université Paris Diderot)

– Dr. Emilie Jehl (Université de Strasbourg), ‘The Representations of the Soul in 17th-century Emblem books’

– Dr. Cherry Sandover (South Essex University Centre Southend), ‘Let us go Forward: The Soul, Spiritualism and the Funerary Commemoration of Richard Cosway, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Evelyn de Morgan, G F Watts and William Blake Richmond’

– Coralie Griffon (Université de Technologie de Compiègne), ‘Casting the Soul: Antony Gormley’s Body Cases’

 

4.30 – 4.40: break

 

4.40 – 5.10: Coda: keynote lecture: Pr. Emmanuel Lincot (Professor of Chinese Art, History and Politics at the Catholic University of Paris), ‘Representing the invisible world through Wang Bing’s work as a filmmaker.’ Chair: Dr. Estelle Murail, (ICP / Université Paris Diderot)

5.10 – 5.30: Closing Remarks

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Conference organizers: Dr. Delphine Louis-Dimitrov, Dr. Estelle Murail, Pr. Sara Thornton

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