Monday 8th May

Day 1
09.00 – 09.30 Registration and Refreshments
09.30 – 09.45 Introduction
09.45 – 11.00 Keynote 1
Steven Connor: ‘Public Reading and Reading in Public’
11.00 – 12.30 Panel 1: Critique and Its Contexts
Christian Coppa: ‘Scriptural Reading, Beyond (& Before) Critique’
Rebecca Sykes: ‘“Institutional Analysis might be a better term…”: Andrea Fraser’s Institutional Critique’
Angus Brown: ‘Deep Description’
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.45 Keynote 2
  Timothy Bewes: ‘Recent Experiments in American Fiction’
14.45 – 16.15 Panel 2: Reading Beyond Mastery I: Closeness and Contingency
Chair: P Thurschwell Thomas Houlton: ‘Topographies of Reading, Or, The Threshold of Remembering How Many Wolves’
Aimee Gasston: ‘Hand in Glove: Reading Accessories in Elizabeth Bowen’s Short Stories’
Helen Tyson: ‘“Reading at Random” in Virginia Woolf’s The Years (1937)’
16.15 – 16.45 Refreshments/Break
16.45 – 18.15 Panel 3: Reading Beyond Mastery II: Ethics and Authorship
Chair:  K Kruger Kiron Ward: ‘“A kick to the author’s testicles”: Julio Cortázar, Roberto Bolaño, and “Reader Response”’
Joe Kennedy: ‘Caricatures of Critique in Theory and Fiction: Failed Particularity in Felski and Smith’
Katherine Da Cunha Lewin: ‘Critical women: female genius, genre and cultural criticism in the work of Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, and Siri Hustvedt’
19.00 Conference Dinner

Tuesday 9th May

09.30 – 11.00 Keynote 3
Janet Sayers: ‘Reading Art Objects: Freud, Stokes, Bion’
11.00 – 11.15 Refreshments
11.15 – 13.00 Panel 4: Reading and the Senses
Emma Seaber: ‘Reading Rituals, Talismanic Reading Objects and Invocatory Literacy Practices in Anorexia Nervosa’
Michael Meeuwis: ‘Dead Silence: Reading Out Loud in Mansfield Park’
Sarah Cooper: ‘The Impact of Haptics on the Consumption of Journalistic Content’
Amy Spencer: ‘Reading Ambient Literature: Immersion, distraction and the situated reading experience’
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Seminar
16.00 – 16.15 Closing Remarks
16.15 – 17.45 Wine Reception at IDS Bar