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The Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies

The Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies

is a collaboration of doctoral schools in Belgium, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, France, and USA that seeks to further an understanding of the European presence in the fields of literature, art and culture in an era of globalization, to promote interdisciplinary thoughts in the fields of literary and cultural studies, to explore changes in European self-understanding and self-criticism across the cultures and disciplines in and beyond Europe, and to develop co-operation between European as well as between non-European research environments.



Space, Affect, Memory: Performances and Representations

Virtual Seminar

24‐25 June 2021


Organising Committee: Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza, César P. Domínguez Prieto, Tomás Espino Barrera


JUNE 24th

Welcome (9:15): Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza

Keynote lecture 1 (9:30h)

Ben Anderson (Durham University): “Capitalism and Affective Change: A Geohistory of Boredom”.

Introduction by Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza.

Panel 1 (11:30h‐13h)

Chair: Jennifer Rushworth.

Tim Gupwell (Montpellier) “Space, affect, Memory: D. H. Lawrence's Mornings in Mexico (1927)”.

Kateřina Kovářová (Prague): “The Landscape of Memory: Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian or The

Evening Redness in the West”.

Anne‐Sophie Bogetoft Mortensen (Roskilde): “Writing and Reclaiming the Shore in Anglocreole

Caribbean Literature”.

Panel 2 (14:30h‐16h)

Chair: Catarina Nunes de Almeida.

Flavio Paredes Cruz (Montpellier): “Nostalgia for the defeated: images of pre‐Columbian America in

French‐Belgian comics”.

Richard Vargas (Giessen): “The Representation of Spaces of Conflict in Contemporary Graphic Novels.

Case‐study of La Palizúa, Sin Mascar Palabra, and Caminos Condenados”.

Joanne Britland (OSL): “Comedic Performance: Cinematic Responses to the 2008 Social and Financial

Crisis in Spain”.

Panel 3 (16:30h‐18h)

Chair: Christine Reynier.

Sarah Moxham (UCL): “Excavating the Sky, Ulassai 1981: Community Remapping through Poetic‐

Performative Pedagogy”.

Jonas Prinzleve (Lisbon): “The Coloniality of Urban Narrative Space: City Branding, Cultural Memory

and ‘Affective Mis‐Interpellation’ in Lisbon and Hamburg”.

Angela Princiotto (USC): “Performing Space, Affect and Memory in the diaspora”.

Keynote Lecture 2 (18:30h)

Helena Míguélez‐Carballeira (Bangor University): “Galicia on Netflix: rural spaces and queer

temporalities”. Introduction by César Domínguez.



Panel 4 (10h‐11:30h)

Chair: Florian Mussgnug.

Asmaa Hassaneen (Aarhus): “Homeland, One Journey, Two Paths. Space and Affect in the Travelling

Memory of Palestine in Two Sagas”.

Miriam Miscoli (Siena): “The vanished motherland. Mnestic topographies in the poetry of Paul Celan”.

Katia Marcellin (Montpellier) “Wandering Traumatised Spaces: Performing Spatial and Temporal

Vulnerabilities in Jon McGregor’s Even the Dogs”.

Panel 5 (12h‐13:30h)

Chair: Karen‐Margrethe Simonsen.

Rebecca Marie Murray (Prague): “Gambling, Capital and Self‐Regulation: Adventure‐Making as Risk‐

Taking in Godwin’s St. Leon (1799)”.

Laura Camino (USC): “Affectivity in History: An Exploration through Medieval Texts”.

Eva Zimmermann (Giessen): “The Influence of Affect on the Positioning of Dramaturgical Work within

Discursive Spaces”.

Panel 6 (15h‐16:30h)

Chair: Pablo Valdivia.

Ana Romão Alves (Lisbon): “Performing Warfare from Afar: The Gendered Implications of Spatial

Displacement in Good Kill (2014) and Eye in the Sky (2015)”.

Eric Wistrom (Wisconsin‐Madison): “Affect and the Limits of Cultural Performativity in Y.B.’s Allah


Lyu Guangzhao (UCL): “The Heterotopic Enclaves and Capitalist Monster in China Miéville’s ‘New

Weird’ Story ‘Perdido Street Station’”.

Keynote Lecture 3 (17h)

Germán Labrador (Princeton University): “Colombuscopies. Migrant geographies of the Hispanic

Atlantic and national memory sites, from 1898 to 2020”. Introduction by Tomás Espino.