Institut Catholique de Paris, 21 rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris
Poetry & Religion: Figures of the Sacred
Friday, April 1, 2011
Amphi Paul Ricoeur (B18)
8:15 WELCOME Coffee
Greetings from the Dean of the Faculté des Lettres, Olivier Soutet, the Assistant Dean Pauline Piettre, and the head of the English Department, Ineke Bockting.
Philip Crispin (University of Hull)
“Mysteries of Faith: The Consubstantiality of Poetry and Drama in Medieval Theatre,”
Şebnem Kaya (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
"Natural Theology in the Works of Middle English Mystics and Mevlana Jalalu'ddin Rumi"
Cassandra Gorman (University of Cambridge)
"Adam and the atom: Thomas Traherne's natural-theological approach to the origins of 'ALL THINGS'"
Jean-Christophe Van Thienen (Université Lille III)
"Virtuous wordplay in George Herbert's Anglican Manifesto"
11:15-12:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS introduced by J. Kilgore-Caradec
Alice Goodman, “Wreaths of Fame and Interest”
Gary Kuchar (University of Victoria, Canada)
"Sounding the Temple: George Herbert and the Art of Hearkening"
Guillaume Coatalen (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
“Sucking ‘the sincere milk of the word’ (1Peter 2:2) in Herbert's The Temple (1633)’’
Sola Ogunbayo (Redeemer's University, Nigeria)
"Genesis as Muse in William Blake's ‘Milton’"
Catherine Fleming (University of Virginia)
“The 18th Century Germanic History of Pope’s ‘Essay on Man’”
Stephen Tardif (Harvard University)
"Personality as Sacrament in G.M. Hopkins' Poetry"
Paola Partenza (D'Annunzio University, Italy)
"’It is man's privilege to doubt’, Alfred Tennyson and the poetry of doubt"
John Fawell (Boston University)
"Hardy, the Churchiest Atheist"
Mélody Enjoubault (Paris IV-Sorbonne)
"'Tune me, O Lord, into one harmony': Christina Rosetti and the Poetics of Eternity.”
6:30-7:15 FILM: “Mankind” (A Medieval Play), presented by Philip Crispin.
7:45 CONFERENCE DINNER
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Amphi Paul Ricoeur (B18)
8:30 WELCOME Coffee
Christopher Stokes (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
"Prayer, Rite and Affect in Keats’s 'Ode to Psyche' and 'The Eve of St. Agnes'"
Jane Avner (Université Paris XIII)
Anne Mounic (Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle)
"Deux chants du singulier: Gerard Manley Hopkins et Robert Graves"
Murielle Cayouette (Université Laval, Canada)
"Spirituality and Disaffiliation in T.S. Eliot's "Gerontion" and Wallace Stevens's "Sunday Morning"
11:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS introduced by C. Parc
Monique Lojkine-Morelec, “When Birds in Glory Come”
Ben Keatinge (South East European University, Macedonia)
"'Holy God makes no reply': Prayer, Mysticism and Subjectivity in three Irish modernist poets"
Monica Manolachi (University of Bucharest)
"Faith, Doubt and Blasphemy in Contemporary Caribbean British Poetry"
Cathy Parc (Institut Catholique de Paris)
“Tongue(s) of Fire: Echoes of the Sacred in Elizabeth Jennings’s Poetry”
Ineke Bockting (Institut Catholique de Paris)
“A Southern Sanctity: James Dickey’s The Heaven of Animals and Approaching Prayer”
Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec (Université de Caen / Institut Catholique de Paris)
“’In terms of grace and carnal loss’: Oraclau/Oracles by Geoffrey Hill”
ALICE GOODMAN is a poet and Anglican Priest, currently Chaplain to students at Trinity College, Cambridge. She wrote the libretto in rhyming couplets for the opera Nixon in China (music by John Adams, directed by Peter Sellars, first performed at the Houston Grand Opera in 1987) and the libretto for The Death of Klinghoffer (1991).
MONIQUE LOJKINE-MORELEC is professor emeritus, Université Paris Sorbonne (P-IV). As well as teaching modernist poetry, she has taught courses on romantic poets, Shakespeare, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and translation. Her book, T.S. Eliot, Essai sur la génèse d’une écriture (Klincksieck, 1985), was the first publication in French to give detailed attention to the manuscripts of Eliot’s earliest unpublished poems. She has also translated The Waste Land into French.
THIS CONFERENCE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ANITA HIGGIE
Anita Higgie (1956-2010) was the head of the English Department at Institut Catholique de Paris for a decade, single-handedly running a complex program of study for more than four hundred students. She was a dedicated teacher and medievalist. Without her initial enthusiasm for this conference, it would not be taking place. She would have liked to present a paper on anonymous medieval poets and began reading, but illness prevented her from continuing the work. Those who knew her will always remember the loveliness of her smile, the intensity of her gaze, and her commitment to excellence. One of her favorite pithy pedagogical phrases was: “Lit, Life, & Thought.”