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Ergebnisanzeige "The Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures "
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelThe Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures
BeschreibungThe Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures

A Conference at the
Institute of Advanced Study
and
St Mary’s College,
University of Durham

4-6 April 2008

Sponsored by the British Academy

Co-ordinated by Simon J. James and Nicholas Saul

Programme
Friday 4 April
15.00-17.00: Registration

Section One: The Anglophone World

17.30-18.30 David Amigoni (Keele): Down the Darwinian Line(s): Inherited
Characteristics in Biology, Literature and Culture

20.00-21.00 A.S. Byatt and Patricia Waugh (Durham): Darwin and the Writers
(Institute of Advanced Study)

Saturday 5 April

09.30-11.00 Anna Barton (Keele): An Evolutionist to His Son: Tennyson,
Darwin and the Poetry of Inheritance

John Holmes (Reading): Victorian Evolutionary Criticism and the Pitfalls of
Consilience

11.30-13.00 Jon Adams (London): Value Judgements and Functional Roles:
Carroll’s Quarrel With Pinker

Wendy Wheeler (London): The Book of Nature and the Semiosic Tree of Life:
Biosemiotics and the Evolution of Literature


Section Two: The Francophone World

14.30-16.00 Christopher Lloyd (Durham): Contemporary Scientific Ideas and
the Representation of the Monstrous, Atavism and Degeneration in Texts by
Stevenson, Wells, Maupassant and Mirbeau

Louise Lyle (Sheffield): The Evolution of Humanity in Vercors’s “ Les
animaux dénaturés” and Romain Gary’s “Les racines du ciel”

16.30-17.15 Douglas Morrey (Warwick): Houellebecq, Genetics and
Evolutionary Psychology

18.00-19.00 David Baguley (Toronto): Zola and Darwin: A Reassessment

Sunday 6 April

Section Three: The Germanophone World

09.00-10.00 John A. McCarthy (Vanderbilt): Nietzsche and Darwin: Life as
Literature, Literature as Life

10.30-12.00 David Midgley (Cambridge): The Reception of
Bergson's “L’évolution créatrice” in the German-Speaking World

Katja Mellmann (Munich): Evolutionary Psychology as Heuristic of Literary
Studies

Crossovers

12.15-13.00 Christine Kanz (Texas): Origin in Question: Lamarck, Darwin and
the Historical Avant-garde

The Future

14.30-15.15 Alistair Brown (Durham): The E-Volutionary Novel: Darwinian
Digital Narratives

Outlook

16.30-17.30 Elinor Shaffer (London): The Reception of Darwin in Europe



All papers will be delivered in St Mary’s College except where indicated at
the Institute of Advanced Study.

Conference site address:

St Mary’s College
University of Durham
Elvet Hill Road
GB-Durham DH1 3LR

Telephone (Reception) 0044 (0)191 334 5719

http://www.dur.ac.uk/st-marys.college/
http://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/


Conference organisers:
Simon J. James s.j.james@durham.ac.uk
Nicholas Saul n.d.b.saul@dur.ac.uk

Return Slip
Attendance fee including tea/coffee and lunch £100 (unwaged £45)

Accommodation and full board £167.75 (incl. VAT @ 17.5%)

I will attend the conference and enclose herewith my cheque in the amount
of £45.00/£100.00/£212.75/£267.75, payable to ‘University of Durham’


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Please return to the Conference administration office:


Mrs H.A. Fenwick
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Durham University
Elvet Riverside
New Elvet
GB-Durham DH3 1JT
Telephone: 0044 (0)191 334 3427
Telefax: 0044 (0)191 334 3421
http://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/


Nicholas Saul
Professor of German
Head, School of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Durham
Elvet Riverside
New Elvet
GB-Durham DH1 3JT
Tel.: 00 44 (0) 191 334 3457
Telefax: 00 44 (0) 191 334 3421
http://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/german/staff/display/?id=2036


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VeranstaltungsortDurham
Beginn04.04.2008
Ende06.04.2008
PersonName: Simon J. James; Nicholas Saul 
Funktion: Kontakt 
E-Mail: s.j.james@durham.ac.uk; n.d.b.saul@dur.ac.uk 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University 
Strasse/Postfach: Elvet Riverside, New Elvet 
Stadt: Durham DH3 1JT 
Telefon: +44 (0)191 334 3427 
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 3421 
Internetadresse: http://www.dur.ac.uk/st-marys.college/ 
LandGroßbritannien
BenutzerführungEnglisch
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
Klassifikation04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.03.00 Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte
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