2014 Vacation School

“World Literature: Theories, Practice, Pedagogies”

Vacation School | 14-18 September 2014 | University of Warwick

 

The Vacation School in 2014, organized by Neil Lazarus, Sorcha Gunne, Chris Campbell, and Mike Niblett, involved a four-day series of workshops and training events which addressed the question: ‘what is world literature?’. The event, dedicated mainly to PhD candidates and Early-Career Researchers, combined keynote talks by leading scholars in the field with sessions dedicated to pedagogy and publishing. As such, the school considered the practical implications of new developments in literary studies for academic life. The success of the School gave rise to the World Literature Network, run by Sorcha Gunne, Kate Houlden, and Treasa De Loughry: http://worldliteraturenetwork.com/about/

 

2014 Vacation School:

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME:

Monday, 15 September

11:00 – 13:00     Registration and Lunch

13:00 – 14:30     Plenary 1: Maria Elisa Cevasco, ‘World Literature: Can we not want it?’ (Chair, NickLawrence)

14:30 – 15:00     Tea/Coffee

15:00 – 16:30     Parallel Workshop Session 1:

  • World-Literature and Totality (Sharae Deckard)
  • Pedagogies of World Literature I (Nick Lawrence)
  • The Ecology of the Zombie: World Literature, Gender, and the Monstrous (Kerstin Oloff)

16:30 – 17:00     Tea/Coffee

17:00 – 18:30      Plenary 2: Stephen Shapiro, ‘World-Systems Perspectives and the New Literary/ Cultural studies’ (Chair Sharae Deckard)

19:00                    Dinner

Tuesday, 16 September  

09:30 – 11:30     Parallel Workshop Session 2:

  • Pedagogies of World Literature I (Nick Lawrence)
  • Methodologies of World Literature: Close and Distant Reading (James Graham)
  • World Literatures and the Translator’s Choice of Language (John Gilmore)

11:30 – 12:00     Tea/Coffee

12:00 – 13:30     Plenary 3: Gisèle Sapiro, ‘The World Market of Translation: Literature between national and transnational fields’ (Chair, Loredana Polezzi)

13:30 – 14:30     Lunch

14:30 – 16:30     Parallel Workshop Session 3:

  • World Literature and Translations (Loredana Polezzi)
  • Pedagogies of World Literature II (Sorcha Gunne)
  • World-Literature and Totality (Sharae Deckard)

16:30 – 17:00     Tea/Coffee

17:00 – 18:30     Plenary 4: Neil Lazarus, ‘Into Our Labours: Work and Literary Form in World-Literature’ (Chair Pablo Mukherjee)

19:00                     Dinner

Wednesday, 17 September

 09:30 – 11:30     Parallel Workshop Session 4:

  • World Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Kate Houlden)
  • World Literature & World Ecology (Michael Niblett and Chris Campbell)
  • World Literature and Translations (Loredana Polezzi)

11:30 – 12:00     Tea/Coffee

12:00 – 13:30     Plenary 5: Jason W. Moore, TBC (Chair, Stephen Shapiro)

13:30 – 14:30     Lunch

14:30 – 16:30     Parallel Workshop Session 5:

  • World Literature and Crises (Stephen Shapiro)
  • The Ecology of the Zombie (Kerstin Oloff)
  • World Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Kate Houlden)

16:30 – 17:00     Tea/Coffee

17:00 – 18:30     Plenary 6: Ericka Beckman, ‘Unfinished Transitions: Rural Modernization and Literary Form in Latin America’ (Chair Michael Niblett)

19:00                     Dinner

Thursday, 18 September

09:30 – 11:30     Parallel Workshop Session 6:

  • World Literatures and the Translator’s Choice of Language (John Gilmore)
  • Pedagogies of World Literature II (Sorcha Gunne)
  • World Literature & World Ecology (Michael Niblett and Chris Campbell)

11:30 – 12:00     Tea/Coffee

12:00 – 13:30     Plenary 7: Joseph Cleary, TBC (Chair Chris Campbell)

13:30 – 14:30     Lunch

14:30 – 16:00     Research in World Literature – Liese Perrin and Pablo Mukherjee

16:00 – 18:00     Launch of Ecologies, Technics & Civilizations Journal and wine reception

 

Speakers and Workshop Facilitators:

Ericka Beckman is an Associate Professor of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Christopher Campbell is a Research Fellow at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

Maria Elisa Cevasco is a Professor of English Literature at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Joseph Cleary is a Professor of English Literature at the National University of Maynooth, Ireland.

 Sharae Deckard is a Lecturer in the School of English, University College, Dublin, Ireland.

John Gilmore is an Associate Professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

James Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Literary Studies at Middlesex University, London, UK.

Sorcha Gunne is a Lecturer in the School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln, UK.

Kate Houlden is a Lecturer in English and Cultural History Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Nicholas Lawrence is an Associate Professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

Neil Lazarus is a Professor of English Literature at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

Jason W. Moore is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, NY, USA.

Pablo Mukherjee is a Professor of English Literature at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

Michael Niblett is a Research Fellow at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

Kerstin Oloff is a Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Durham, UK.

Liese Perrin is the Arts Faculty Research Development Manager at the University of Warwick, UK.

Loredana Polezzi is an Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Italian, University of Warwick, UK.

Gisèle Sapiro is the Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CRNS), Paris, France.

Stephen Shapiro is a Professor of English Literature at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK.