Blue Flower

 

Thursday 4th October 2018

09.30: Registration and coffee

09.50: Welcome address by Vanessa GUIGNERY (ENS de Lyon) and Christian GUTLEBEN (University of Nice — Sophia Antipolis)

 

Morning Session

Chair: Christian GUTLEBEN (University of Nice — Sophia Antipolis)

10.00: Susan BARRETT (Bordeaux-Montaigne University): “‘He didn’t know how to read the signs’: Miscommunication in Nadine Gordimer’s Jump and Other Stories

10.35: Nicolas Pierre BOILEAU (LERMA, Aix-Marseille University): “‘More important than anything we could ever have to say to each other when we’re alone’: The Politics of the Couple in Nadine Gordimer’s Jump and Other Stories

11.10: Mathilde ROGEZ (University of Toulouse): “The Essential Narrative: Constructing Characters, Exploring Genres in Nadine Gordimer’s transitional collection Jump and Other Stories

11.45: Michal TAL (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology): “A Change of Clothes: Attempting to Break the Dress Code of Nadine Gordimer’s Jump and Other Stories

 

12.30-14.00 : Lunch Break

 

Afternoon session

Chair: Vanessa GUIGNERY (ENS de Lyon)

14.00: Keynote speaker: Stephen CLINGMAN (University of Massachusetts): “Nadine Gordimer’s Home”

 

15.00: Coffee Break

 

15.30: Liliane LOUVEL (University of Poitiers) : “Nadine Gordimer’s Jump and Other Stories: 'The Enigma of the Encounter': a World out of Joint"

16.05: Hubert MALFRAY (Lycée Claude-Fauriel Saint Etienne - IHRIM): “Traces, Tracks and Trails : Hunting for Sense in Nadine Gordimer’s Jump and Other Stories

16.40: Fiona McCANN (University of Lille): “A Poetics of Liminality: Nadine Gordimer’s Jump and Other Stories

 

Friday 5th October 2018

Morning Session

Chair: Pascale TOLLANCE (University Lyon 2)

9.30: Christian GUTLEBEN (University of Nice — Sophia Antipolis): “Metonymy Thwarted: When the Part is Segregated from the Whole in Nadine Gordimer’s Jump and Other Stories

10.05: Françoise KRÁL (University Paris Nanterre): “A Symptomatology of an Unreconciled Nation: Nadine Gordimer’s Jump and Other Stories

 

10.40: Coffee Break

 

Chair: Vanessa GUIGNERY (ENS de Lyon)

11.10: Keynote speaker : Rita Barnard (University of Pennsylvania): “Nadine Gordimer’s Transitions: Modernism, Realism, Rupture”

 

12.15-14.00 : Lunch Break

 

Afternoon session

Chair: Christian GUTLEBEN (University of Nice — Sophia Antipolis)

14.00: Emna BEDHIAFI (University of Tunis and University of Manouba): “‘More than Just a Writer’: the Challenges of Historical Discourse in Jump and Other Stories

14.40: Round table with Rita BARNARD, Stephen CLINGMAN, Liliane LOUVEL and Fiona McCANN (chaired by Vanessa Guignery and Christian Gutleben)

 

16.00: End of the conference