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A Sea of Literatures: Theories, Concepts, and Methods of Mediterranean Literary Studies

Conference Program

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11.10.: The first presentation (Rita Rieger) starts at 10.15


09:00-09:30 Conference Opening
09:30-10:15 Steffen Schneider: Leonardo Sciascia’s Sicily between Isolation and Mediterraneanism [abstract]
10:15-11:00 Karla Mallette: Territory / Frontiers / Routes: Space, Place and Language in the Mediterranean [abstract]
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 Sharon Kinoshita: Pirates, Merchants, and Market Inspectors. Mediterranean Literature in Dialogue with Mediterranean History [abstract]
12:15-13:00 Albert Göschl: A Mediterranean Utopia. The Renaissance Fiction of Plusiapolis as an Ideal of a Non-Existing Melting Pot  [abstract]
13:00-14:00 Lunch



14:00-14:45 Serena Todesco: A Female Mediterranean? Postcoloniality, the Mezzogiorno and the Role of Women’s Literature. Notes in Progress  [abstract]

Elisabeth Stadlinger: Maria Corti and the Reconstruction of Mediterranean Identity  [abstract]

15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Guided city walk
19:00 Conference Dinner


10:15-11:00 Rita Rieger: The Mediterranean In and By Literature. Towards a Conceptualization of Mediterranean Literature through (trans)cultural writing practices  [abstract]
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 Stéphane Baquey: The Possibility of the Mediterranean and the Contribution of Poetical Cross-cultural Philologies During the 20th Century. The Case of ‘Andalusia’ in the Poetry of Federico García Lorca, Louis Aragon and Maḥmūd Darwiš  [abstract]
12:15-13:00 Sara Izzo: Rewriting Carthage – Theoretical Approaches to Understanding the Mediterranean Sea as a 'lieu de mémoire' in French and Italian Literature  [abstract]
13:00-14:00 Lunch



14:00-14:45 Angela Fabris: Urban Spaces and Heterotopia in Modern Mediterranean Crime Fiction
14:45-15:30 Hakim Abderrezak: Illiterature  [abstract]
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Workshop
18:00 Reception of the Mayor of Graz


09:30-10:15 Cristina Benussi: The Adriatic Mediterranean Sea and its stories [abstract]
10:15-11:00 Jonas Hock: The Resilience of the Island or: The Impossible Insularity of Sicily [abstract]
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11.15:-12:00 Closing statements
Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Steffen Schneider

Institut für Romanistik
Telefon:+43 316 380 - 2500

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