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Pynchon's New Worlds

International Pynchon Week 2017

La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017

Program

Day 3: Wednesday 7 June
Hôtel Fleuriau: Musée du Nouveau Monde, 10 Rue Fleuriau
09:00-10:30
REAL AND NARRATED WORLDS I
  Chaired by Martin Eve
  Ali Dehdarirad, Chad Hegelmeyer and Maria Ángeles Martinez
⇒ 09:00-09:30
Pynchon in the Real World
  Chad Hegelmeyer
⇒ 09:30-10:00
The Construction of Space as Utopian-Dystopian Projections and the Question of Alternative Worlds in Thomas Pynchon's Recent Fiction
  Ali Dehdarirad
⇒ 10:00-10:30
Experiencing Against the Day Through a Teenage Storyworld Possible Self
  Maria Ángeles Martinez
10:30-10:45
Coffee Break
 
10:45-12:15
REAL AND NARRATED WORLDS II
  Chaired by Luc Herman
  Lucille Hagège, Gary Thompson and Noah Toyonaga
⇒ 10:45-11:15
A Second Order Poetics in Gravity’s Rainbow
  Noah Toyonaga
⇒ 11:15-11:45
Ekphrasis and the Visual Representation of Information in Gravity’s Rainbow
  Lucille Hagège
⇒ 11:45-12:15
Pynchon, History and kairos
  Gary Thompson
12:15-14:00
Lunch
 
14:00-15:00
PYNCHON'S MOODS
  Chaired by Lucille Hagège
  Doug Haynes and Joel Roberts
⇒ 14:00-14:30
'A More Comely Beak': Black Humour Reloaded
  Doug Haynes
⇒ 14:30-15:00
New World Melancholia: Guilt and Innocence in the Work of Thomas Pynchon
  Joel Roberts
15:00-15:15
Coffee Break
 
15:15-16:45
LOVE AND DEATH
  Chaired by Doug Haynes
  Miriam Fernández-Santiago, Michael Harris and Gregory Stephen Marks
⇒ 15:15-15:45
From Isolation to Affirmation: Love of the World in The Crying of Lot 49
  Gregory Stephen Marks
⇒ 15:45-16:15
Mr. Pynchon Goes to Iowa: The Search for Community in the Later Novels
  Michael Harris
⇒ 16:15-16:45
'Working Through' the Postmodern: Posthuman Mourning in Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge
  Miriam Fernández-Santiago
18:00-19:00
Pynchon, le disparu: (in French; in the Médiathèque)
  Nicolas Richard