Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity, Online Workshop – 24 March 2021

You are warmly invited to attend the forthcoming workshop “Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity,” to be held online via Zoom at Tübingen University on 24 March 2021. Please see the program below. The workshop will examine medieval and post-medieval examples of creative metaphors in literature which draw upon the corporeal and to consider their communicative functions. It’s free to attend, and it’ll include talks on medieval robots, vampires, zombies, monsters, and other wonderful things.

For the Zoom link and reserving a space, please email curtis.runstedler@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de or sarah-jane.briest@uni-tuebingen.de. We look forward to seeing you there!

All times CET (GMT + 1)

9:00-10:15 a.m. The Birth of Creativity

The Poem as Embryo in William Scott’s Model of Poesy and Du Bartas
Translation
Peter Auger (Birmingham)

Creation and Procreation in Sidney’s Apology for Poetry, Milton’s Paradise
Lost and Shelley’s Frankenstein
Sarah Briest (Tübingen)

10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monstrous Creativity

Monster Theory, Hybridity, and Creativity
Sam George (Hertfordshire)

Vampire and Zombies – Perfect Monsters for All Times?
Monika Müller (Bochum)

John Gower’s Medieval Talking Head and Intellectual Pursuits in the
Confessio Amantis
Curtis Runstedler (Tübingen)

1:00-2:00 p.m. ƒ Creation and Reception

Disabling the Canon: Provocation in Modern Fiction
Michael Bradshaw (Worcester)

Concluding Discussion

About William the Bloody

Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project
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