What is a modern author? Evolutions in authorship from the 19th century to the present

What is a modern author? Evolutions in authorship from the 19th century to the present
Date
14 Feb 2017, 14:00 to 14 Feb 2017, 17:30
Type
Workshop
Venue
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Dr Jennifer Rushworth, St John's College, Oxford

Dr Martina Piperno, Warwick

Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Aston

Dr Delphine Grass, Lancaster

Dr Kate Willman, IMLR, London

This workshop will examine interactions between the book market, modern writers’ self-representation and their reception, moving from the 19th to the 21st century and across French, Italian and Spanish. It will analyse how developments in the publishing industry and in the author-function have had an impact on how writers have portrayed themselves in their texts, negotiated their role as public figures and been perceived by the reading public, taking in issues related to translation, the impact of new technologies on literature and celebrity culture.

Attendance free, but places are limited. Advance registration essential

14:15 Panel 1

Jennifer Rushworth (St John’s College, Oxford): ‘Nineteenth-Century French Petrarchism and the Visibility of the Translator’
Martina Piperno (Warwick): ‘“Aliens to Our Editions”: Romantics and the Printed World’

15:15 Tea

15:45 Panel 2

Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla (Aston): ‘Autofiction as Self-Translation in Reinaldo Arenas’ pentagony’
Delphine Grass (Lancaster) ‘Michel Houellebecq and the Spectre of Authorship’
Kate Willman (IMLR, London): ‘Autofiction versus Anonymity: Rethinking the Author- Function in the 21st Century’

Contact

Cathy Collins
cathy.collins@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8738