International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Cultures of Solitude

    July 30-31, 2015 - University of Würzburg, Germany

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    13.00-13.30 Conference Office (ÜR 8, Philosophiegebäude)

    13.00-13.30 Coffee Break/Conference Warming (ÜR 8, Philosophiegebäude)

    13.30-14.00 Welcome and Introduction (ÜR 9, Philosophiegebäude)

    14.00-14.45 Panel 1 (ÜR 9, Philosophiegebäude)
    Chair: Jochen Achilles (Würzburg, Germany)

    • 14.00-14.45 Coby Dowdell (London, ON, Canada): "Rethinking Ascetic Deferral in an Age of Deliberative Democracy"

    14.45-15.15 Coffee Break (ÜR 8, Philosophiegebäude)

    15.15-16.45 Panel 2 (ÜR 9, Philosophiegebäude)
    Chair: Stefan Hippler (Würzburg, Germany)

    • 15.15-16.00 Ina Bergmann (Würzburg, Germany): "'[A]way to solitude, to freedom, to desolation!': Hermits and Recluses in Julia Ward Howe's The Hermaphrodite"
    • 16.00-16.45 Margit Peterfy (Heidelberg, Germany): "Public and Poetic Use of 'Solitude' in the Works of J. G. Whittier"

    16.45-17.15 Shoptalk - Publication Prospects (ÜR 9, Philosophiegebäude)

    19.00 Dinner

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    9.00-10.30 Panel 3 (ÜR 9, Philosophiegebäude)
    Chair: Sabrina Hüttner (Würzburg, Germany)

    • 9.00-9.45 Hélène Quanquin (Paris, France): "A Marriage of Recluses: Wendell and Ann Greene Phillips and the Joint Politics of Isolation and Reform"
    • 9.45-10.30 Jochen Achilles (Würzburg, Germany): "Changing Cultures of Solitude: Reclusiveness in the Short Fiction of Sandra Cisneros"

    10.30-11.00 Coffee Break (ÜR 8, Philosophiegebäude)

    11.00-12.30 Panel 4 (ÜR 9, Philosophiegebäude)
    Chair: Jane Knappe (Würzburg, Germany)

    • 11.00-11.45 Clare Hayes-Brady (Dublin, Ireland): "'It's what we have in common, this alone-ness': Solitude, Communality and the Self in the Writing of David Foster Wallace"
    • 11.45-12.30 Rüdiger Heinze (Braunschweig, Germany): "Alone in the Crowd: Urban Hermits in American Film"

    12.30-14.00 Lunch

    14.00-15.30 Panel 5 (ÜR 9, Philosophiegebäude)
    Chair: Ina Bergmann (Würzburg, Germany)

    • 14.00-14.45 Angela Krewani (Marburg, Germany): "Drugs and Open Spaces: Traces of Solitude in Breaking Bad"
    • 14.45-15.30 Scott Slovic (Moscow, ID, USA): "Going Away to the Wilderness for Solitude … and Community: Ecoambiguity and the Semester in the Wild Experience"

    15.30-16.00 Coffee Break/Farewell Gathering (ÜR 8, Philosophiegebäude)

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