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Whither Death?

Monday, March 20, 2017 -
1:30pm to 6:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road
Seminar Room

Programme as follows:

1.30-2.40  - Writing Life or Death

Marie-Chantal Killeen
A Matter of death or life (contemporary life-writing by Lapierre, Boltanski, Schneck)

Carole Bourne-Taylor
Michel Deguy: something like an autobibliothanatography

Ian Maclachlan
Life-writing and mortality: experiments in autobiographical form

Helen Swift
‘Empty chairs at empty tables’: identity as posthumous inventory

2.40-3.30 - Revisiting the Dead

Jonathan Patterson
Honour and baseness: bungled and assisted suicide in Renaissance Antony and Cleopatra tragedies

Neil Kenny
The dead relatives of early modern writers

Benjamin Thurston
Impure blood: the sacrifice of Louis XVI

3.30-4.00 – Coffee & biscuits

4.00-5.10 - Dying and Living (On)

Jennifer Rushworth
Mourning and intermittence

Sara-Louise Cooper
Dying worlds in the Francophone Caribbean

Jessica Goodman
The view from upstream: authoritative perspectives in eighteenth-century dialogues des morts

Emma Claussen
‘Est-ce vivre?’: Between Living and Dying in La Boétie and Montaigne

5.15-6.00 – Closing discussion

6.00 – Wine reception

If you would like to attend please email Helen Swift.

Contact name: 
Helen Swift
Audience: 
University of Oxford only