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RessourcentypVerschiedenes (Workshops, Sommerschulen u.a.)
TitelWinter School – Exploring Texts: Literary Figurations of Failure
BeschreibungInternational Winter School, 11.-12. October 2013, Tübingen
University, Brechtbau, Room 027, co-organised by graduate students of
Tübingen University, University of St Andrews, LMU Munich, and
University College London.

'Vivas to those who have failed!'
- Walt Whitman, 1856

'She knows there's no success like failure / And that failure's no
success at all'
- Bob Dylan, 1965

'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Fail again. Fail better.'
- Samuel Beckett, 1983


"Exploring Texts: Literary Figurations of Failure" aims to uncover the
results and representations of literary failures and to discuss these
in a welcoming and supportive environment. The theme of "Literary
Figurations of Failure" will be examined in presentations and
discussions on literature ranging from the 17th to the 21st century.
The winter school will offer broad new perspectives on failure,
reflecting on such diverse aspects of failure as: failing as
resistance, failures of criticism, failures of representation, and the
challenges of methodological failures. "Exploring Texts: Literary
Figurations of Failure" is open to all and free of charge. Please
register by sending the organisers an email by Wednesday, 9 October


Friday, 11th October, 2013
9.15: Welcome address from the organisers
9.30: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hotz-Davies (Tübingen): Leonard’s Sorrow: The
Discursive Uses of Failure

10.00 – 12.00: 17th and 18th Century Writing
Christina Alert (Tübingen): Failure in Utopia: Margaret Cavendish's
The Blazing World
Sarah Townshend (St Andrews): Failures of Performance: Cross-Dressing
on the Stage
Jutta Kling (Tübingen, St Andrews): Narration Strategies and Failed
Reception: Decoding Irony

13.30 – 15.30 : 19th and 20th Century Writing
Gero Bauer (Tübingen): The Failure to Perform: Unlivable Masculinities
in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret
Heather Scott (UCL): Mortal Failure: The Afterlife in the London Garden Cemetery
Eliza Cubitt (UCL): 'Realism With its Back Up’: Anticipating Failed
Readings of Late-Victorian Slum Fiction

16.00 – 18.00: 20th Century Writing
Sandra Fluhrer (Munich): Silly Walks: Beckett’s Gait Studies
Luke Davies (UCL): The Denigration of Poverty: In the Service of Biopower
Rebecca Hahn (Tübingen): Failing to Clean: Dirt and Dust in Sylvia
Townsend Warner’s ‘A Work of Art’

Followed by a reception outside room 027

Saturday, 12th October, 2013
10.00 – 12.00: 20th Century Writing
Katy Cook (UCL): Jean Rhys and (Un-)Heroism in the Modern Context
Nadine Feßler (Munich): Failure in Cormac McCarthy's Works
Elsa Court (UCL): ‘When all else fails, philosophize.’ Axioms, Poetry
and the Language of Failure in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace

13.30 – 15.30: 20th and 21st Century Writing
Erik Pietschmann (Tübingen): Failed and Failing Patriarchs—Aging White
Heterosexual Men in Contemporary Film
Morven Fraser (St Andrews): Chloé Delaume as Autofictional Failure
Alexandra Parson (UCL): Representing Disintegration: Derek Jarman’s
Late Life-writing

Followed by a roundtable discussion

For further information, please visit

Organisers: Rebecca Hahn, Sandra Fluhrer, Eliza Cubitt, Jutta Kling
Venue: Universität Tübingen, Brechtbau (Wilhelmstraße 50) R. 027

Supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Tübingen
(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63). Further sponsors:
Kreissparkasse Tübingen, Osiander Tübingen, Universitätsbund Tübingen.

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Rebecca K. Hahn 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Englisches Seminar, Universität Tübingen 
Strasse/Postfach: Wilhelmstr. 50 
Postleitzahl: 72074 
Stadt: Tübingen 
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