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Pynchon's New Worlds

International Pynchon Week 2017

La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017

Program

Day 2: Tuesday 6 June
Hôtel Fleuriau: Musée du Nouveau Monde, 10 Rue Fleuriau
08:15-08:45
Registration at the Musée du Nouveau Monde
 
09:00-10:30
SOUNDS
  Chaired by Georgios Maragos
  Christian Hänggi, Zofia Kolbuszewska and Justin St. Clair
⇒ 09:00-09:30
Curious Performance of Nescience: The Ear as a Cryptophore in Mason & Dixon
  Zofia Kolbuszewska
⇒ 09:30-10:00
Ellipsonics: Sound and the Invisible in Mason & Dixon
  Justin St. Clair
⇒ 10:00-10:30
The Pynchon Playlist: A Statistical Analysis
  Christian Hänggi
10:30-10:45
Coffee Break
 
10:45-12:15
THE NEW OUT OF THE OLD
  Chaired by Christian Hänggi
  Simon de Bourcier, Abeer Fahim and Thoren Opitz
⇒ 10:45-11:15
The Impermanence of Intertextual Identity: Whitman, Pynchon and Decomposition
  Thoren Opitz
⇒ 11:15-11:45
Thomas Pynchon, the Camera and the Ghosts of The Scarlet Letter
  Abeer Fahim
⇒ 11:45-12:15
'[L]ike the Over-soul of the Hindoo': How Eastern Philosophy Became Part of Mason & Dixon’s version of What It Is to Be American With the Help of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Simon de Bourcier
12:15-14:00
Lunch
 
14:00-15:30
NEW TOPOLOGIES OF THE CITY
  Chaired by Simon de Bourcier
  Sean Carswell, Bastien Meresse and Li Rongrui
⇒ 14:00-14:30
'She can’t resist, she needs to be out in the street’ (BE 101)': The Transient City and the Ethos of Walking in Bleeding Edge
  Bastien Meresse
⇒ 14:30-15:00
Cognitive Mapping of the City Space: The Rewrite of the Hard-boiled Detective Fiction of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice
  Li Rongrui
⇒ 15:00-15:30
Doc, the Dude and Marlowe: Changing Masculinities from The Big Sleep to Inherent Vice
  Sean Carswell
15:30-15:45
Coffee Break
 
15:45-17:15
NEW TOPOLOGIES
  Chaired by Bastien Meresse
  Martin Eve, Romina Kipouridou and Kyle Smith
⇒ 15:45-16:15
The Modern Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon’s Work
  Romina Kipouridou
⇒ 16:15-16:45
Thomas Pynchon in the Bowels of the Earth: Tunnelers, Enchanters and Little People
  Kyle Smith
⇒ 16:45-17:15
'Maybe, but it’s code’s all it is': Thomas Pynchon, Cow Country, and Computational Stylometry
  Martin Eve