Programme

The Representation of Natural Disasters in Early Modern Literature


 1-3 October 2020

Organizer: Sophie Chiari (Université Clermont Auvergne, IHRIM, UMR 5317)

Organizing Committee: Sophie Chiari, Meriel Cordier, Alix Desnain, Sandhya Patel.


Given the circumstances, the logistics of the Round Table event which was planned for October next will now have to be rethought as UCA has postponed all on-site meetings for the foreseeable future. We would of course like to pursue and adapt to the new social distancing rules and regulations by adopting alternative online solutions which will allow us to continue to collaborate on this exciting project.
The new format is as follows:
– Conference participants will be asked to send in 10-15 minute video or audio versions (coupled  with Powerpoint or PDF presentations for example) of their papers (20-25 minutes for plenaries).
– We will share the video, audio and text on a secure platform which the University will make available to participants.  This platform will be up and running by early September.
– The platform will follow the initial programme layout and participants may then watch, read or listen to the papers, in their own time.
– At the end of September, we will send you a password-protected link to join us on Microsoft Teams and to go virtual.
– Guests (muted) may also attend this online event and we as hosts will monitor their entry. Please feel free to invite as many attendees as you wish!
– The Round Table discussions themselves will take place on the dates of the original conference programme (1st-3rd October).
– There will be one workshop session a day bringing together participants and guests.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st

3.00 pm – 6.00 pm (French time which will allow American participants to join us)
Convener: Sophie Chiari
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3.00 pm -3.30 pm
Welcome and Introduction
Presentation of each participant involved in the event
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3.30 pm- 4.15 pm : DISCUSSION

NATURAL DISASTERS IN HISTORY AND THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

4.30 pm- 5.45 pm : DISCUSSION

STORMS AND SEA STORMS

5.45 pm – 6.00 pm
CONCLUDING REMARKS
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd

3.00 pm – 6.15 pm (French time which will allow American participants to join us)

Convener: Sandhya Patel
3.00 pm -3.15 pm
Recap and session summary
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3.15 pm- 4.15 pm : DISCUSSION

ELSEWHERES: FROM SHAKESPEARE TO CLI-FI

4.15 pm- 5.15 pm : DISCUSSION

ECOCRITICAL ISSUES

5.15 pm – 6.00 pm : DISCUSSION

FROM SUPERSTITION TO SCIENCE

6.00 pm – 6.15 pm
CONCLUDING REMARKS
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm (French time which will allow American participants to join us)

Convener: Sophie CHIARI

4.00 pm – 4.15 pm
Recap and session summary
4.15 pm- 5.30 pm : DISCUSSION

AESTHETICS: REPRESENTING DISASTROUS EVENTS

5.30 pm- 6.00 pm
DISCUSSION
Results and perspectives