Donnerstag, 19. September 2019, 18:00 - 20:00 iCal

More Than Meets the Ear: Sound and Short Fiction

Conference in Affiliation with the European Network for Short Fiction Research

Unterrichtsraum, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Spitalgasse 2 / Hof 8.3, 1090 Wien

Konferenz


Weitere Termine

Freitag, 20. September 2019, 09:00 - 18:00

Samstag, 21. September 2019, 09:00 - 14:00

Sound is being celebrated as a source of insight in the humanities. Foregrounding the sense condemned to play second fiddle by Plato, scholars are tapping into sonic, auditive and aural phenomena and their technological reproduction, mapping practices of sound production, exploring soundscapes of different periods, compiling cultures and histories of hearing and listening.

 

Drama, poetry and the long narrative form have given rise to investigations of literary representation of sound on all levels, yet so far no study has been produced that focuses exclusively on short, short short, very short and flash fiction. As a first step towards closing this gap, this ENSFR-affiliated conference invites contributors to turn their attention to sound & short fiction.

 

PROGRAMME

 

Thursday, 19th September 2019

(Alte Kapelle, courtyard 2.8, Campus AAKH)

 

18:00-20:00 Keynote Lecture:

Sounding Diasporic Dislocation in Postcolonial Short Stories

JORGE SACIDO ROMERO (SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA)

 

Chair: Sylvia Mieszkowski

 

Friday, 20th September 2019

(Unterrichtsraum, Department of English and American Studies, courtyard 8.3, Campus AAKH)

 

Panel 1 (Unterrichtsraum)

Chair: Manon Labrande

 

9:30

Gothic Soundscapes: Rhythm in Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories

LUCIE RATAIL (LYON 3)

 

9:50

'This House Is Full of Noise': Soundscapes in Nineteenth-Century Short Stories

ELENA GLOTOVA (UMEÅ)

 

10:10

'A Buzzing Imitation of Human Speech': H.P. Lovecraft's "The Whisperer in Darkness" and Sonic-Racial Anxiety in the Modernist Cultural Field

MICHAEL COLLINS (LONDON)

 

10:30-11:00 Discussion

 

Panel 2 (Unterrichtsraum)

Chair: Michela Borzaga

 

11:30

Silence, Celibacy, Indeterminacy in the Short Fiction of James Joyce and

Flann O'Brien

PAUL FAGAN (SALZBURG)

 

11:50

Energy Injected by the Sounds from the Extra-symbolic in D.H. Lawrence's

"The Last Laugh"

NURTEN BIRLIK (ANKARA)

 

12:10-12:30 Discussion

 

Panel 3 (Unterrichtsraum)

Chair: Jorge Sacido Romero

 

14:30

Narrative Soundscapes: The Ecology of Diasporic Mourning in Edwidge Danticat's "Women Like Us"

PAULA BARBA GUERRERO (SALAMANCA)

 

14:50

Sound, Silence, and the Loss of Meaning in Junot Díaz's Short Fiction

MONICA FERNANDEZ JIMENEZ (VALLADOLID)

 

15:10-15:40 Discussion

 

Panel 4 (Unterrichtsraum)

Chair: Harald Freidl

 

16:30

"Modulation" by Richard Powers: Data Compression, Prose and Digital Sound

MICHAEL HEDGES (YORK)

 

16:50

'I'm all Ears': Sounds of Violence and Desire in Jennifer Egan's "Black Box"

IVANA M. KRSMANOVIĆ (ČAČAK)

 

17:10-17:40 Discussion

 

Saturday, 21st September 2019

(Unterrichtsraum, Department of English and American Studies, courtyard 8.3, Campus AAKH)

 

Panel 1 (Unterrichtsraum)

Chair: Paul Fagan

 

10:00

Evocalization, Embodied Subject and the Ambiguities of Sensory Perception in an "Epiphany Tale" by George Mackay Brown

HALSKA LELEŃ (WARMIA)

 

10:20

Silence and Sounds in Short Fiction by Sylvia Townsend Warner

DAVID MALCOLM (WARSAW)

 

10:40-11:10 Discussion

 

Panel 2 (Unterrichtsraum)

Chair: Sylvia Mieszkowski

 

11:40

The Sound of Faith: Religious Silence in Contemporary American Short Stories

PHILIPP REISNER (DÜSSELDORF)

 

12:00

David Constantine's Poetics of Sound in His Short Fiction

WOLFGANG GÖRTSCHACHER (SALZBURG)

 

12:20-12:50 Discussion

 

12:50 Concluding Remarks

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Kosten

€ 50,00 / € 30,00 for students

Kontakt

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Mieszkowski / Dr. Michela Borzaga
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
01/4277-42412 / 01/4277-42467 / 01/4277-42450
sylvia.mieszkowski@univie.ac.at / michela.borzaga@univie.ac.at