Tuesday, 10 May 2011

William Golding Centenary Conference

The William Golding Centenary Conference will take place at the Cornwall Campus of the University of Exeter on 16-18 September. The registration form is here, and to pay by credit or debit card, go to this link.

The Golding family has kindly sponsored six postgraduate places. All fees and accommodation will be covered. If you are interested in applying, please email me.

Here is the provisional programme.

Friday 16 September, 2011

2-3pm Registration and Coffee (Refectory).
3-3.30pm Welcome Address (Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
3.30-4.30pm Plenary Address (1): Judy Carver (Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
4.30-6pm Presentations (1): Lord of the Flies
(Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
Nick Groom (University of Exeter): ‘Rings and Flies: Lords of ’54’
Aba-Carina Parlog (West University of Timisoara): ‘The Chthonian and the
Transcendental as Poles of Insular Conflict’
Yasunori Sugimura (Otaru University of Commerce): ‘Environmental Destruction
and Self-Destruction in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
6-8pm Wine Reception (Boardroom Foyer, Tremough House)
8pm Dinner (Refectory)

Saturday 17 September, 2011

9-10.30am Presentations (2): Biography and Reputation
(Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
John Cox: ‘William Golding at Bishop Wordsworth School’
Nick Turner (Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘William Golding: Literary
Reputation and the Canon’
Sandra Josipović (University of Belgrade): ‘The Reception of William Golding’s
Work in Serbian Literary Criticism’
10.30-11am Tea and Biscuits (Boardroom Foyer, Tremough House)
11-12.30pm Presentations (3): Early Fiction
(Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
Charlotte Sleigh (University of Kent): ‘“There is another smell of a nobody”:
William Golding and the man who wasn’t there’
Robert Vuckovich: ‘Castaway Piggy’
Miles Leeson (University of Portsmouth): ‘Fall Out: The impact of Hitler on the early
Fiction of William Golding and Iris Murdoch’
12.30-2pm Buffet Lunch (Boardroom Foyer, Tremough House)
2-3.30pm Presentations (4): Pincher Martin and The Spire (Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
Mark Rawlinson (University of Leicester): ‘Pincher Martin and Narratives of the Second
World War at Sea’
Virginia Tiger (Rutgers University): ‘Back to the Beginning, On to the End: A Rhetorical
Analysis of Pincher Martin and Fire Down Below
Kazunari Miyahara (Yamaguchi University): ‘Pride and Prejudice of Readers in and of
The Spire
3.30-4pm Tea and Biscuits (Boardroom Foyer, Tremough House)
4-5.30pm Presentations (5): Darkness Visible and Visionary Experience
(Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
Cumhur Yilmaz Madran (Pamukkale University): ‘A Postmodern Madness in Golding’s
Darkness Visible
Nadia D’Amelio (University of Mons): ‘Holy Geometry in Golding’s Darkness Visible
Roger Kojecký (The Christian Literary Studies Group): ‘Spiritual Realism: Epiphany in
Golding’s novels’
7pm Gala Dinner (Refectory)

Sunday 18 September, 2011

9-10.30am Presentations (6): The Paper Men and the Art of the Novel
(Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
Miroslawa Buchholtz (Nicolas Copernicus University): ‘Auto/Biographical
Trans/Actions in The Paper Men
Stephen Roberts: ‘The Papyrus Men — Golding’s modified and condensed “Egyptian
Book of the Dead”’
Nicole Terrien (University of Rennes): ‘Golding and the art of the novel: mapping a
territory of limited understanding’
10.30-11am Tea and Biscuits (Boardroom Foyer, Tremough House)
11-12.15pm Plenary Address (2): John Carey
(Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough House)
12.30-4pm Excursion to William Golding’s home, Tullimaar (including packed lunch)
4pm End of Conference

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