Saturday, 13 August 2011

William Golding Centenary Conference Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for the William Golding Centenary Conference is fast approaching. If you would like to attend, you can find all the necessary information and paperwork here. I include the latest schedule of talks and events below. Highlights include plenary lectures by Judy Golding and John Carey, and a tour of the Golding family home.

The William Golding Centenary Conference
Centre For South West Writing
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus
16-18 September, 2011

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 Golding (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’
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’
Nicola Presley (University of Exeter)): ‘The Enduring Influence of William Golding in Popular Culture’
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’
Terrell Carver (University of Bristol): ‘Hobbes vs Locke in Lord of the Flies, or Where Did
Ralph Go Wrong?’
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)
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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