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Conference venue: Room S1.7, Samuel Alexander Building

9:30-10:00           Registration

10:00-10:30         Introduction: Prof. Stephen Hutchings

10:30-11:30         1st panel: Books, Reading and Literature in the New Millennium

                            Chair: Manuela Kovalev (Manchester)

                            Danielle Mortimer (Essex):

                                 Re-Appear Here: Placing the ‘Digitalised’ Reader into Novels in Print
                           
Mark West (Glasgow):
                                 Sleight of Thumb: The Ruses of Keitai Shosetsu and the Form of

                                 Future Resistance        

11:30-11:45         Coffee break

11:45-12:45         2nd panel: Literature on the Net
Chair: Elisa Coati (Manchester)

                            Jeanine Tuschling (Warwick):

                             Talking about a Revolution. Scenarios of Reading and Writing on the Internet

                            Shih-chen Chao (Manchester)      

                                 Prosumerism and the Chinese Model of Internet Fiction

12:45-14:00         Lunch


14:00-15:00         3rd panel: Reading Bestsellers

                            Chair: Mauricio de Oliveira (Manchester)

Artemis Lamprinou (Surrey):

        Beyond Sales: The Making of Bestsellers and the Translator’s Part

Aikaterini Baou (Edinburgh):

                            Femininity and the Bestseller: Fantasy Novels in the New Millennium

15:00-15:30         Coffee break

15:30-17:00         4th panel: Russian Reading Culture in Transition

                            Chair: Paul Fung (Manchester)

                            Birgitte Beck Pristed (Mainz):

Post-Soviet Russian Book Covers: Changing Values in Visual Representation of Literary Texts

                            Amanda Wowk (Leeds):

         (In)Authentic Author: Reading Dostoevsky through Bortko
 
Maria Pasholok (Oxford)

A Perfect Place to Read: Transformation of Reading Space from Soviet to Post Soviet Russia

 

 

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You are welcome to join us for drinks and dinner after the workshop.

 

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Lunch

While the programme is being reviewed, we can confirm that lunch will be offered at the Contact Theatre cafe' :)

Soon...

More practical information will be sent out before the conference date, e.g. how to reach the venue etc.

The programme will change slightly, we will also send a revised version closer to the date.

Stay tuned... :)

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


Conference venue: Room 1.7, Samuel Alexander Building

9:30-10.00           Registration

10:00-10:30         Introduction: Prof. Stephen Hutchings

10:30-11:30         1st panel: Books, Reading and Literature in the New Millennium

                            Chair: Manuela Kovalev (Manchester)

                            Veronica Periani (Birmingham):

                                 The Impact of New Media on the Printed Book

                            Danielle Mortimer (Essex):
                                
Re-Appear Here: Placing the Digitalized Reader into Novels in Print

11:30-11:45         Coffee break

11:45-12:45         2nd panel: Materiality and Textuality

                            Chair: Mauricio Sellmann (Manchester)

                            Elizabeth Burgess (Manchester):

                                 Book-in-a-box to Xbox: Materiality and the Contemporary Textual Object
                            Mark West (Glasgow): 
                                 Sleight of Thumb: The Ruses of Keitai Shosetsu and the Form of Future Resistance



12:45-14:00         Lunch


14:00-15:00         3rd panel: Literature on the Net
Chair: Elisa Coati (Manchester)

                            Jeannine Tuschling (Warwick):

                             Talking about a Revolution. Scenarios of Reading and Writing on the Internet

                            Shih-chen Chao (Manchester)      

                                 Prosumerism and the Chinese Model of Internet Fiction.

15:00-15:30         Coffee break

15:30-16:30         4th panel: Reading Bestsellers

                            Chair: Manuela Kovalev (Manchester)

Artemis Lamprinou (Surrey):
Beyond Sales: The Making of Bestsellers and the Translator’s Part.

Aikaterini Baou (Edinburgh):

        Femininity and the Bestseller: Fantasy Novels in the New Millennium

16:30-16:45         Coffee break

16:45-17:45         5th panel: Russian Reading Culture in Transition

                            Chair: Paul Fung (Manchester)

                            Birgitte Beck Pristed (Mainz):

Post-Soviet Russian Book Covers: Changing Values in Visual Representation of Literary Texts

                            Amanda Wowk (Leeds):

                                 (In)Authentic Author: Reading Dostoevsky through Bortko

 

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You are welcome to join us for drinks and dinner after the workshop

 

To register or for any information please contact

Elisa.Coati@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Manuela.Kovalev@manchester.ac.uk

 

Registration deadline: 25th October 2010


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A little note: comments

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As we cannot unfortunately offer accommodation in Manchester for the workshop, we would like to try and offer some advice:

There are a couple of good hostels in Manchester's Northern Quarter, quite close to the main train station (Piccadilly). Here is their weebsite:

http://www.hattersgroup.com/Manchester/

(if you come across another hostel, the YHA in Castlefield, I would not recommend it simply because it is a bit further away and it's trickier to reach the University)

Regarding Bed&Breakfasts, we recommend from experience Luther King House, it is also very convenient to reach the University from there.
http://www.lutherkinghouse.co.uk/

Middle range hotels - Ibis (there are actually two of them, both are very conveniently located)

http://www.ibishotel.com/it/hotel-3143-ibis-manchester-charles-street/index.shtml

http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-3142-ibis-manchester-city-centre/index.shtml

Days Hotel - as far as I understand prices can vary a lot, depending on when the booking is made, if a lot of people are interested in this we can try and get some group-discount as this hotel is often used by the university (I asked and I was told I should speak with a manager so I would like to see if there is interest in this idea)

http://www.dayshotelmanchester.co.uk/

More options here:
http://www.iknow-northwest.co.uk/manchester/
http://www.visitmanchester.com/#/stay.aspx

These are of course only some options, hope you can find something suitable to your budget and needs. Please feel free to contact me if you need help in choosing the location of your accommodation or any other local information. If you let me know where you are staying, I can also provide more detailed directions to the University, and perhaps we can organise some meeting points on the day so that people don't get lost!

Let us know if you are going to stay overnight, if you are thinking of staying in Manchester on the Saturday, we could meet up and offer a little tour of Manchester if you wish!

We are providing light refreshments and we have a budget with which we hope to be able to cover lunch.

Important - CAMPUS MAP can be found here:
http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=6507

I hope this information will be useful and once again do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any practical questions.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Manchester on 5th November.

elisa & manuela
elisa.coati@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
manuela.kovalev@manchester.ac.uk

Getting closer....

We reiceved a large number of interesting topics and are looking forward to a very exciting event.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:
- The impact of new media on the printed book
- Post-Soviet visual representations of literary texts
                           - Best-selling novels
                           - Reading and writing on the Internet, both case studies and more general, theoretical approaches
                           - Dostoevsky's screen adaptations
                           - Japanese cell phone novels

                          We are currently in the process of putting together a detailed programme, which will be posted here
                          soon.

Things are taking shape.

We now have an almost definite list of speakers. Topics look exciting, from trends in Russian literature (which is our main focus) to more broad theoretical reflections or examples of modern literary tendencies. Not disclosing much yet as we are still expecting some confirmation and we'll post a tentative programme as the date of the workshop approaches.


Extremely exciting news also from a practical point of view: we got some funding from BASEES, for which we are very grateful. It will cover at least lunch and refreshments, which we will be organising soon.
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Delegates

If you are looking at this page and want to attend the workshop as a delegate, e-mail me at
Elisa.Coati@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
with your name and University.

Slowly but surely advancing...

We are now in the process of selecting the papers for the workshop among the ones we received.

We are also trying to secure some funding.

Hoping to have more precise news soon!