The Joys of Violence – Conference Schedule

Humanities Theatre 0031, Engelska Parken

19 September

10.00 – 10.30 Introduction

Cassandra Falke
Professor of English Literature, University of Tromsø

10.30 – 12.00  Theorizing the Joys of Violence

On the Joys of Violence
Robert Appelbaum
Professor of English Literature, University of Uppsala

The Parasitic Joys of Violence
Michael Staudigl,
Professor of Philosophy, University of Vienna

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 15.15 Word and Image

Commemorating the Joys of Violence in The Stroop Report
Erin McGlothlin,
Associate Professor in German and Jewish Studies, Washington University

Alan Moore at the End of the World
Robert Eaglestone,
Professor of English, Royal Holloway

Aesthetic Joy and Abhorrent Violence: Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now Redux
Jakob Lothe,
Professor of English, University of Oslo

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee

15.45 – 17.15 Ethics and Politics

Morality Plays Ain’t What they Used to Be
Molly Andrews,
Professor of Political Psychology, University of East London

Moral Bubbles in the Spectacle of Violence: The Logic of Cognitive Autoimmunity
Lorenzo Magnani,
Professor of Philosophy, University of Pavia

19.00 Dinner

20 September

09.45 – 12.00 Constitutive Violence

Corporeal Vulnerability and Violence
Victoria Fareld,
Assoc. Senior Lecturer History of Ideas, Stockholm University

In Pursuit of the Untamed Other
Colin Davis,
Prof. of French and Comparative Literature, Royal Holloway

Violence, Shame and Autobiographical Storytelling
Hanna Meretoja,
Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Turku

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 15.15 Violence and Society

The Civilization of Violence in Early Modern Europe
Stuart Carroll,
Professor of History, University of York

‘Cement in their legs’: (Im)Mobility, Space, and the Aestheticization of Violence in Wilfried N’Sondé’s Fleur de béton
Sarah Arens,
Lecturer in French, University of St. Andrews

Is Violence Tempered by Fictionality? The Violence Paradox Illuminated  by the Responses of 96 Young Adults
Olle Nordberg
Postdoc Scholar in Literature, Uppsala University
Torsten Pettersson,
Professor of Literature, Uppsala University

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 – 17.15 Reading and Responding

Temptation to Extremity in Violent Narratives in Literature and Humanitarian Discourse
Cassandra Falke,
Professor of English Literature, University of Tromsø

The Spectacle of the Hidden: The Joys of the Absent Presence of Violence in Paranoid Fiction
Frida Beckman, Associate Professor of English, Stockholm University

19.00 Dinner

21 September

9.45 – 12.00 Aesthetics of Violence: Form and Function

Punching Pianists: Violence and Discipline in Representations of Classical Music
Axel Englund, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Stockholm University

‘1968’, German Cinema, and the Joys of Violence; or: the Forgotten Case of the Aesthetic Left
Marco Abel, Professor of English, University of Nebraska

Appetite for Violence: Toward an Aesthetic of Distaste
Tero Vanhanen, Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Literature, University of Helsinki

12.00 – 13.00 Lunchtime Discussion