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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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
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
Curtis Runstedler (Tübingen)
1:00-2:00 p.m. Creation and Reception
Disabling the Canon: Provocation in Modern Fiction
Michael Bradshaw (Worcester)