Research Seminar 

Project « Literature, Environment and Ecology »

Ghent University – Room 110.031 Blandijnberg, 1st floor.

 2020-2021

Mon, Oct 12th 2020

Prof.  Pierre Schoentjes (UGent) –  Un changement de paradigme? Nouvelles approches littéraires de l’écologie  (à l’occasion de la publication de Littérature et écologie. Le Mur des abeilles, José Corti, 2020)

Mon, Nov 23th 2020

  W.G. Sebald, Die Ringe des Saturn (1995),  introduced by Hanne Janssens (UGent)

Mon, Dec 7th 2020

 Francesco Pecoraro,  La vita in tempo di pace (2013), introduced by Irene Cecchini (UGent)

Mon, Feb 15th 2021

 Lydia Millet,  How the dead dream (2007),  introduced by Ida Olsen (UGent)

Mon Mar 15th 2021

 Dr. Sara Buekens (UGent),  Dr. Miruna Craciunescu (Laval/UGent), Hannah Cornelus (UGent), Écopoétique et francophonie 

Mon, Apr 26th 2021   

Prof. Marco Formisano (UGent), Pre-modern ecopoetics? Classical Antiquity and Anthropocene, an open question

2019-2020

  • Mon, Oct 7th

 Prof. Niccolò Scaffai (University of Lausanne/University of Siena):  Letteratura e ecologia nell’Italia contemporanea: questioni teoriche e casi di studio

  • Mon, Nov 18th

Gisèle Bienne, La Malchimie, Arles, Actes Sud, 2019.

introduced by Miruna Craciunescu :  Binarismes et continuismes dans les écofictions contemporaines

  • Mon, Dec, 9th ,

Richard Powers, The Overstory (excerpts) introduced by Ida Olsen (TBC)

  • Mon, Feb 24th

Journée d’études La littérature environnementale en Suisse: écrire l’écologie. 

  • Mon, March 9th

2nd critical session « The ahuman » introduced by Hannah Cornelus

– Ursula K. Heise: Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species, Chicago, U of Chicago P, 2016, only ch. I.

– Anne Simon, « Animal : l’élevage industriel », in Philippe Mesnard et Luba Jurgenson (sous la dir. de) Encyclopédie critique du témoignage et de la mémoire, 2015.

– John Berger, « Why look at animals? », in Id., Why look at animals?, London, Penguin books, 2009.

  • Mon, Mai 4th

Francesco Pecoraro, La vita in tempo di pace (excerpts), introduced by Irene Cecchini (TBC)

  • Mon Jun 15th

German text TBD

 

2018-2019

Mon, Oct. 1st 2018

 Prof. Pierre Schoentjes, General introduction to the seminar – La situation des études écopoétiques en France

Mon, Nov. 19th  2018

Irene Cecchini, Le nouveau réel et l’écologie littéraire: une enquête sur la prose narrative italienne contemporaine 

  • Mon, Dec 10th 2018

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1968 (introduced by Ida Marie Olsen)

  • Mon, Jan 14th 2019

1st critical session : « Oikos » (introduced by RIccardo Barontini)

–  Gaston Bachelard, La Poétique de l’espace, PUF Paris, 1957, only ch. I,

–  Serenella Iovino, « Restoring the Imagination of Place : Narrative Inhabitation of the Po Valley », in The Bioregional Imagination. Literature Ecology, and Place, Tom Lynch, Cheryll Glotfelty, Karla Armbruster éds., Athens, Georgia/London, U of Georgia P, 2012.

– Hubert Zapf, « Cultural Ecology of Literature – Literature as Cultural Ecology », in Handbook of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology, Hubert Zapf eds, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2016.

  • Mon, Feb 11th, 2019

Mario Rigoni Stern, Stagioni, Torino, Einaudi, 2006. (introduced by Irene Cecchini)

  • Mon, Apr 1st 2019

    Hendrik Schoukens (UGent) : “Nature’s rights: balancing between a philosopher’s dream and a lawyer’s pragmatism”

  • Mon, Mai 13th 2019

Robert Seethaler, Ein ganzes Leben. Roman, München, Hanser, 2014 (introduced by Inès Vandamme) 

  • Mon Jun 17th 2019

Sylvain Tesson, Dans les forêts de Sibérie, Paris, Gallimard, 2011 (introduced by Hannah Cornelus)

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