Studiedag 2017: Instinct and Desire, the Monster and the Machine in Western Literature from Antiquity to Modernity

Datum 23-24 november 2017
Locatie Ghent University

Thursday, 23 November 2017
13:00 Welcome and opening remarks
Section 1: Transformations of Sexuality in Pre-Modernity
13:15 Keynote 1: Giulia Sissa (Los Angeles/Paris): Nova corpora. Amorous Re-Embodiments in Ovid’s Metamorphoses
14:15 Coffee break
14:30 Chiara Thumiger (Berlin/Warwick): Astrology and Pathologised Sex: The Creation of Sexual Disorders in the Early Centuries of our Era​.
15:15 Marco Formisano (Ghent): Masochism, Instinct, and Antiquity. Leopold von Sacher- Masoch’s Venus in Furs.
16:00 Coffee break
Section 2: Instinct and Desire in the 18th and 19th Centuries
16:15 Jan Vanvelk (Leuven): Economies of Instinct: Science Fiction and the Long Nineteenth Century
17:00 Anke Gilleir (Leuven): Female Sovereignty and Perverse Sexuality in 18th and 19th Centuries Literature
17:45 Coffee break
18:15 Keynote 2: Patricia Mac Cormack (Cambridge): How does the Humanimal Desire?
20:30 Dinner

Friday, 24 November 2017
Section 3: Pornography and Monstrous Sexuality in 20th Century Literature
9:00 Karen Van Hove (Leuven): Pornographic Metamorphosis in Stories by C.C. Krijgelmans and Willem G. van Maanen
9:45 Gunther Martens (Ghent): On Automats and Affects in German Postwar Literature
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Petra Broomans (Groningen): Desire, sexuality and the Abominable Other in Kerstin Ekman’s novels
Section 4: Science and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature and Film
11:30 Keynote 3: Line Henriksen (Copenhagen): In the Company of Ghosts
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Bart Eeckhout (Antwerpen): Queer Animals: Learning from Rebecca Brown’s The Dogs and Jaime Manrique’s Latin Moon in Manhattan
14:15 Marco Caracciolo (Ghent): Sex, Science, and Metaphor in Contemporary “Lab Lit”
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Sophie Wennerscheid (Ghent): The Future of Desire. Representations of Man-Machine Intimate Relationships in Contemporary Science Fiction Literature and Film
16:00 Concluding remarks