Wednesday 7 September: Full Programme

Draft Programme: Wednesday 7 September

This draft programme was published on July 29 2022. Please read it carefully and send any corrections to conference organiser Brycchan Carey by Monday 15 August. We would also welcome volunteers to chair panels. Corrections, chairs, and details of rooms will be published after 15 August.

This page includes the programme for Wednesday 7 September. Follow this link for the outline programme.

Abstracts for all papers and panels are available by following the links below.


8.30 am: Coffee and Registration (CCE1 Lobby)


9.00 am: Parallel Sessions 4


4.1. ‘Our future is still the future of 1973’: Militant Ecologies and the Work/Energy Crisis (Roundtable)

Time: Wednesday 7 September, 9.00 am – 10.45 am
Chair: Harry Pitt Scott (University of Warwick)
Room: TBA

Participants:

Fred Carter (University of Amsterdam)
Tom Crompton
(University of Warwick)
Daniel Eltringham
(University of Sheffield)
Natalie Joelle
(Birkbeck College, University of London)
Emila Weber
(University College London)


4.2. Deep-Time Ecopoetics

Time: Wednesday 7 September, 9.00 am – 10.45 am
Chair: TBA: Please Volunteer
Room: TBA

Amal Al-Rowisan (University of Birmingham) Robinson Jeffers’s Perception of and Responses to Modernization: A Critique of historical Cycles Vs Deep Time
Jeremy Davies (University of Leeds) Recent Geologic Time
Hugh Dunkerley (University of Chichester) The Poetics of Deep Time
Chao Xie (Zhejiang Gongshang University/ University of Cambridge) On “Deep Time” and Environmental Ethics in Gillian Clarke’s Ecological Poetry


4.3. Two Short Films: ‘Newland’ and ‘Fawley’ (Preformed Panel)

Time: Wednesday 7 September, 9.00 am – 10.45 am
Chair: Kelly Matthew (Northumbria University)
Room: TBA

Short Film: ‘Newland: New Vision for a Wilder Future’
Short Film: ‘Fawley’
Followed by discussion of the films led by Pippa Marland (Bristol) and Matt Kelly (Northumbria)


4.4. Getting Published in the Environmental Humanities: A Practical Session for Early-Career Researchers (Roundtable)

Time: Wednesday 7 September, 9.00 am – 10.45 am
Chair: Brycchan Carey (Northumbria University)
Room: TBA

Participants:

Richard Kerridge (Bath Spa University)
John Miller
(University of Sheffield)
Smantha Walton
(Bath Spa University)


4.5. Temporal and Environmental Imaginaries

Time: Wednesday 7 September, 9.00 am – 10.45 am
Chair: TBA: Please Volunteer
Room: TBA

Lee Barron (Northumbria University) Imagining the Novacene: Artificial Intelligence and Visions of Technological Environmental Futures
Gemma Curto (University of Sheffield) Writing a green geometry of chaotic forms: intersections in Stoppard’s Arcadia
Evelyn O’Malley (University of Exeter) ‘Peace and Quiet and Open Air’: New York weather in screen musicals of the Covid-19 pandemic
Evy Varsamopoulou (University of Cyprus) Temporal Imaginaries in a World Without Time


4.6. The Historical Novel

Time: Wednesday 7 September, 9.00 am – 10.45 am
Chair: TBA: Please Volunteer
Room: TBA

Mariadele Boccardi (University of the West of England) Time, scale, representation and environmental historical fiction: Jim Crace’s Harvest (2013) and Ian McGuire’s The North Water (2016)
Kennedy Dragt (Université Catholique de Louvain) Apocalyptic Visions: Medieval Mysticism as Future-past Speculative Hope in Two Contemporary Novels
Jane Hibbert-Nicolov (Birkbeck College, University of London) A Balkan Pastoral: Anton Donchev’s historical novel ‘Time of Parting’
Sadhna Swayamsidha (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras) Anthropo-timescapes: Rethinking the Landscapes of Oppression in Mamang Dai’s The Black Hill


4.7. Writing for a Changing World

Time: Wednesday 7 September, 9.00 am – 10.45 am
Chair: TBA: Please Volunteer
Room: TBA

Melanie Ebdon (Staffordshire University) “At midnight when the year turned”: shifting cycles and the pastoral posthuman in Jon McGregor’s ‘Reservoir 13’
Bernadette McBride (University of Liverpool) Cruel Optimism and Climate Crisis
Kat Waters (University of Leeds) Primitive Futures: Nostalgia and Modernity in the work of Paul Kingsnorth
Penelope Wells (Bournemouth University) Weird weather, women, and why they are powerless against climate change in contemporary eco-novels: a socio-political ecocritical perspective.


10.45 am: Coffee (CCE1 Lobby)


11.15 am: Plenary 2: Roundtable Discussion on Time and the Environment

Time: Wednesday 7 September, 11.15 am – 12.45 am
Chair: Brycchan Carey (Northumbria University)
Room: TBA

Participants:

Mandy Bloomfield (University of Plymouth)
Andrew Crumey (Northumbria University)
Greg Lynall (University of Liverpool)
Tess Somervell (University of Oxford)


12.45 pm: Lunch (CCE1 Lobby)


1.30 pm: Excursions or self-guided time

Excursions will leave at 1.30 pm sharp from the main entrance to CCE1. If you have booked on an excursion, please check your email for precise information about the trip. You will need to pay any fees on the day.


7.30 pm: pre-dinner drinks in the lobby of the Sutherland Building

8.00 pm: Conference Dinner in the Great Hall of the Sutherland Building