Fragmentary Writing in Contemporary British and American Fiction

Conference Programme

 

 

 

22 September 2017

 

9.00-9.30

Registration (Oratorium Marianum)

 

9.30-9.45

Conference opening (Oratorium Marianum)

 

9.45-10.45

Plenary talk (Oratorium Marianum)

by Merritt Moseley (University of North Carolina at Asheville)

What is Fragmentary Fiction? And How is it Fragmentary?

Chaired by Vanessa Guignery

 

10.45-11.15

Coffee break

 

11.15-12.45

Parallel session 1: Fragment and Realism

Chaired by Merritt Moseley

 

 Wojciech Drąg (University of Wrocław)

 Collage Manifestos: Appropriation, Fragmentation and the Future of Literature in the Works of  

 David Markson, Jonathan Lethem and David Shields

 

  Corina Selejan (Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu)

 Fragmentation(s) and Realism(s): Has the Fragment Gone Mainstream?

 

  Jarosław Hetman (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń)

 David Foster Wallace’s Fragmented Fiction versus Don DeLillo’s Mediated Reality

 

Parallel session 2: Fragment and Identity

Chaired by Teresa Bruś

 

     Dominika Ferens (University of Wrocław)

   Affective Disorder: The Fragmentary Writings of Sigrid Nunez and Jamaica Kincaid

Paulina Pająk (University of Wrocław)
Insights from the Fragmentary Diaries: Virginia Woolf’s “The Legacy” and Susan Sontag’s “The Way We Live Now”


      Caroline Magnin (University Paris – Sorbonne)

   “My Life Story Was Spaces”: Trauma and the Mechanics of Fragmentation in Extremely Loud and

    Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

 

12.45-13.45

Lunch (Bazylia)

 

13.45-14.45

Plenary talk (room 208)

Alison Gibbons (Sheffield Hallam University)

Multimodality and Aesth-Ethics, or, Fragments and Spirals: The Entropology of Theories of Forgetting

Chaired by Wojciech Drąg

 

15.00-16.30

Parallel session 3: The Contemporary British Novel 1

Chaired by Vanessa Guignery

 

 Alicia J. Rouverol (University of Manchester)

Fragmentary Writing and Globalisation in the Writings of Ali Smith

 

  Maria Antonietta Struzziero (Independent Scholar)

“Make it New” to Return as Rupture and Difference: A Study of Jeanette Winterson’s The Gap of Time

 

  Trung Nguyên-Quang (University Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle)

On Fragmented Experiences in Zadie Smith’s NW and Swing Time

 

Parallel session 4: The Nineteen Sixties and Seventies 1

Chaired by Wojciech Drąg

 

  Lech Zdunkiewicz (University of Wrocław)

The Multiple Camera Setup: Shifting Perspectives in Robert Coover’s “The Babysitter”

 

  Tristan Ireson-Howells (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Myths Torn Apart: Robert Coover’s Fragmentary Writing

 

  Marcin Tereszewski (University of Wrocław)

The Architectural Fragment: Ruins and Totality in J. G. Ballard’s Fiction

 

16.30-17.00

Coffee break

 

17.00-18.00

Parallel session 5: The Contemporary British Novel 2

Chaired by Vanessa Guignery

 

  Gerd Bayer (University of Erlangen)

Fragmentary Transtextuality: David Mitchell and His Novel


      Paweł Wojtas (University of Warsaw)

      Dead Uncertainties: Formal Fragmentation and Unreliable Narration in Coetzee


Parallel session 6: The Nineteen Sixties and Seventies 2

Chaired by Dominika Ferens

 

  Angelika Szopa (University of Wrocław)

Life In Fragments: Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook as an Experiment in Fictional Form

 

  Hilary White (University of Manchester)

“to unshape him bit by bit”: The Fragmentary Page and Collapse of Structure in Ann Quin’s Passages and Christine Brooke-Rose’s Thru

 

19.30-21.30

Conference dinner (Klub Uniwersytecki)

 

 

23 September 2017

 

9.30-10.30

Plenary talk (room 208)

Grzegorz Maziarczyk (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)

Singularity, Multimodality, Transmediality: Fragmentary Future(s) of the Novel?

Chaired by Zofia Kolbuszewska

 

10.30-11.00

Coffee break

 

11.00-13.00

Parallel session 7: The Contemporary British Novel 3

Chaired by Gerd Bayer

 

  Magdalena Sawa (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)

“You and I” – the Fragmentation of the Writing Self and the Tradition of Modernism in T. S. Eliot’s and Gabriel Josipovici’s Aesthetic Theory and Artistic Practice


      Tomasz Dobrogoszcz (University of Łódź)
      Chinese Boxes or Russian Dolls? Embedded Feminine Narratives in the Fiction of A.S. Byatt, 
      Michèle Roberts and Jeanette Winterson


Bartosz Lutostański (Independent Scholar)

A Poetics of Fragment in British Prose Fiction

 

  Vesna Ukić-Košta (University of Zadar)

“What Will I do While I’m Lasting, Marianne?”: Fragmentary Writing in Janice Galloway's The Trick is to Keep Breathing

 

Parallel session 8: Contemporary American Fiction

Chaired by Grzegorz Maziarczyk

 

  Saloua Karoui-Elounelli (University of Tunis)

Poetics and Ethics of Fragmentariness in Gilbert Sorrentino’s Blue Pastoral

 

  Iain McMaster (University of Edinburgh)

“You’re Going to Go to Pieces”: Fragments and Freedom in Harry Mathews’ The Journalist

 

  Deborah Bridle (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)

Fragmentation as Building Practice: The Collaboration Between Writer Thomas Ligotti and Music Band Current 93 for In a Foreign Town, in a Foreign Land (1997)

 

  Anne-Catherine Bascoul (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)

Tweets: Hundred and Forty Word Fragments to (De)construct in Richard Powers’s Orfeo

 

13.00-14.00

Lunch (Bazylia)

 

14.00-15.30

Parallel session 9: The Short Story

Chaired by Rod Mengham

 

Teresa Bruś (University of Wrocław)

Lives, etc: Fragments of Lives in Short Stories by Julian Barnes

 

David Malcolm (University of Gdańsk)

Augment the Scantling?: A Codicological Approach to the Short-Fictional Fragment

 

Alessandro Guaita (Universities of Lisbon, Guelph and Perpignan)

Broken Realism: The Implicit and Explicit in Modern American Short Stories

 

Parallel session 10: Multimodality

Chaired by Alison Gibbons

 

Katarzyna Bazarnik (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)

Fragmentation and the Longing for Wholeness

 

Mariano D’Ambrosio (University Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Fragmentary Writing and Polyphonic Narrative

 

Côme Martin (Paris Est – Créteil University/Sorbonne)

Unbox the Story: The Resurgence of Shuffle Narratives in Contemporary Fiction

 

15.30-16.00

Coffee break

 

16.00-17.30

Session 11: Fiction/Non-Fiction

Chaired by Marcin Tereszewski

 

Roderick Mengham (University of Cambridge)

Fragment Factory

 

Zofia Kolbuszewska (University of Wrocław)

Hexen 2.0 by Suzanne Treister: The Autopoietic Wunderkammer of Alternative History

 

Ioannis Tsitsovits (University of Leuven)

The Afterlife of Theory in Maggie Nelson’s Bluets

 

17.30-17.45

Closing of the conference