Programme Metamodernism Conference

3-5 July 2019

Wednesday July 3 – location: Theatre room C, Elinor Ostrom building, Radboud University

7.30 pm – 9.30 pm:     Reading Will Self

Moderator: Professor Antony Rowland (Manchester Metropolitian University)

Thursday July 4 – location: EOS 01.150, Elinor Ostrom building, Radboud University

09.00 – 09.30:     Registration / refreshments

09.30 – 09.45:     Welcome (Antony Rowland, Dennis Kersten, Usha Wilbers)

09.45 – 10.45:     Keynote lecture Robin van den Akker – “Forget Metamodernism”

    Moderator: Dr Dennis Kersten (Radboud University)

10.45 – 11.15:     Break

11.15 – 12.00:     Panel – The Metamodernist Novel (I)

        Chair: Professor David James (University of Birmingham)

  • Katherine Burn – “Dwelling in Shame: A Heideggerian conceptualisation of place in Fiona Mozley’s Elmet
  • Kasimir Sandbacka –“Metamodern utopianism in Emma Puikkonen’s Eurooppalaiset unet

12.00 – 12.45:     Panel – Global Ethics

        Chair: Dr Marguérite Corporaal (Radboud University)

  • Alison Gibbons – “Metamodernist Futures or “a future that had never arrived”: Climate Change and Temporality in 10:04
  • Andrew Corsa – “Grand Narratives, Metamodernism, and Global Ethics” 

12.45 – 1.45:     Lunch

1.45 – 3.15:     Panel – Metamodernist poetry

        Chair: Professor Antony Rowland (Manchester Metropolitan University)

  • Janien Linde – “Relational performatism as metamodern practice: a case study of the poetry of Marlene van Niekerk”
  • Diya Nadkarni – “Poetic autonomy, poetic engagement: metamodernism and the politics of contemporary poetry”
  • Anna Helle – “Metamodernism in Contemporary Finnish Literature”

3.15 – 3.45:     Break

3.45 – 4.30:     Poetry Reading – Antony Rowland & Alistair Noon

4.30 – 5.15:     Panel – Metamodernist Music

        Chair: Professor Odin Dekkers (Radboud University)

  • Niels van Poecke – “Pure Taste in Popular Music: On Poly-Purism as Metamodern Consumption”
  • Greg Dember – “‘Punk Rock  for Sissies’ – The Return of Affect in Early 21st Century American Indie Rock”

7.30: Conference dinner at De Hemel (http://www.brouwerijdehemel.nl/).

Friday July 5 – location: EOS 01.610, Elinor Ostrom building, Radboud University

11.00 – 11.30:     Refreshments

11.30 – 12.30:     Keynote lecture David James – “Uplift: Contemporary Sentimentalism and the Literature of Amelioration”

    Moderator: Dr Usha Wilbers (Radboud University)

12.30 – 1.30:     Lunch

1.30 – 3.00:     Panel – The Metamodernist Novel (II)

        Chair: Professor Hans Bak (Radboud University)

  • Liam Harrison – “Make it Late: Metamodernism After Samuel Beckett”
  • Mika Hallila – “The Ethics and Poetics of Oscillation in Asko Sahlberg’s The Brothers
  • Michaela Beck – “The ‘New Sincere’ Master of the ‘Great Art of Telling the Truth’: Tracing Authorship from Wallace to Emerson in Ed Park’s Personal Days

3.00 – 3.30:     Break

3.30 – 5.00:     Panel – Metamodernist Visual Culture

        Chair: Dr Lázsló Munteán (Radboud University)

  • Tom Drayton – “Hope/Less: The Politics of Metamodern Theatre”
  • Jeroen Boom – “Mapping the Metamodern City: Urban Representations in Indie Cinema”
  • Chantal Hassard – “Performative Painting in Metamodernity”

5.00 – 5.30: Closing remarks and drinks