Susana Araújo (University of Lisbon): "Introduction to the Seminar. Fear and Fantasy: The Case of 9/11"
First session (Monday, 13 June):
Mark Wiersma (University of Santiago de Compostela): "Fear, Fantasy, and Technological Fetish in the Novels of Don DeLillo"
Hande Gurses (University College London): "The Formation of the Beloved Through the Archive in Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence"
Daniela Di Pasquale (University of Lisbon): "War on Fear: Reinterpreting Dante's View of the 'Infidel'"
Edith Beltrán (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Mexico's Fearscapes: Private, Public, and Virtual Spheres"
Kathleen H. Connolly (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Imagining the New Spain: Spanish Mixed Couples and Their Virtual Communities"
May Hawas (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): "Bildungsroman in an Anxious World: Rewriting the Nation in Milan Kundera's Unbearable Lightness of Being and Waguih Ghali's Beer in the Snooker Club"
Harriet Hulme (University College London): "A Politics of Form: Fantasy and Storytelling as Modes of Resistance in the Work of Kundera and Atxaga"
Second session (Tuesday, 14 June):
Brecht de Groote (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): "'A Sight to Dream of, Not to Tell' - Coleridge's and De Quincey's Spectres and the Romantic Fear of Fantasy"
Camille Muris-Prime (University College London): "Baudelaire's Spleen: An Aesthetic of Fantasy and Criticism"
Margarita Garcia Candeira (University of Santiago de Compostela): "Habitability and Spectres in the House of Language: Approaching (Post)modernity in Las flores del frio by Luis García Montero"
Antti Ahmala (University of Helsinki): "The Song of the Mad: Symbolist Fantasy in Joel Lehtonen's Mataleena"
Elena Pizzi (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): "Pain and Disillusionment: Joseph Conrad and Fear"
Juha Raipola (University of Tampere): "Let the World Perish—the Problem of Secular Apocalypse"
Tiago Guerreiro da Silva (University of Lisbon): "Can a Russian Live Outside His Own Country? Writer's Fears and Fantasies in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita"
Ana Filipa Prata (University of Lisbon): "Volodine's Minor Angels: Post-Apocalyptic Narracts"
Aksana Braun (University of Gießen): "Language Policy in Kazakhstan: Regulation of Language(s) Use or a Source of Fears and Hopes?"
Martjin Boven (University of Groningen): "Filling the Gap of Language: Metaphor and the Imagination of Unknown Threats"
Symposium (Wednesday, 15 June):
Christopher Bollas (British Psychoanalytical Society—Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research): "The Transmissive Self and Transmissive Objects in the Age of Globalization"
Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Universities of Coimbra/Wisconsin-Madison/Warwick): "The Epistemologies of the South: Opening the Canon of Fear and Fantasy"
Ortwin de Graef (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): "Shaft Which Ran: Chinese Whispers with Auerbach, Buck, Woolf and De Quincey"
B. Venkat Mani (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "The Nation Undone? Globalization and the Anxiety of the Instead"
Third session (Thursday, 16 June):
Jarkko Lauri (University of Oulu): "From the Soil to Materialism of Masks: Elements of Fantasy and Allegory in Mika Waltari's World War II Novellas"
Alexandra Hills (University College London): "Spectral Past and the Ghostly Presents: The Afterlife of Auschwitz in Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter and Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina"
Raul Carstocea (University College London): "The Role of Anti-Semitism in the Ideology of the 'Legion of the Archangel Michael'—a Psychoanalytic Interpretation"
Erin Saltman (University College London): "The Hungarian Radical Right: Nationalist Culture and the 'Other'"
João Pedro da Costa (Universities of Porto and Aveiro): "The Digital Meta-Dissemination of Fear in Music Videos. A Transdisciplinary Analysis of Two Case-Studies: M.I.A's ‘Born Free’ and Esben & The Witch's ‘Marching Song’"
Joel Kaipainen (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Globalization and the Zone"
James Daniel (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Promise and Control in Free Market Fantasy"
William Banks (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "The Poet of the Industrial Breakthrough: Hans Kirk and the Collective Novel"
Drago Momcilovic (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "The Art of Engagement: World Literature, Postmemory and the Portability of Trauma"
Fourth session (Friday, 17 June):
Daniel Holder (University of Gießen): "'What Would Tom Cruise Do?' Deconstructing U.S. Post-Cold War Hegemonic Masculinity in the 'Pick Up Artist Movement' and Neil Strauss' The Game"
Gero Guttzeit (University of Gießen): "The Containment of Fear in the Cinema: Figurations of the Oedipus Myth in Contemporary Detective Films"
Florian Vlad (University of Gießen): "Pestilential Fantasies: Transgressive Aesthetics and Counter-Moralist Narratives in True Blood and The Walking Dead"
David Vichnar (University of Prague): "'Territories of Risk' Within the 'Tropological Space'— From Zero to 2666, and Back"
Marija Sruk (University of Gießen): "Laugh Away the Fear! Analysis of Fantasy Challenging Fear in the Holocaust Film Comedy of the late 1990s"
Charlotte Pylyser (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): "Dangerous Liaisons: Transposing the Villain Concept From Comic Book to Graphic Novel"
Christin Grunert (University of Gießen): "Irritation of the Perception of Time as a Breeding Ground for Collective Insecurity: The Frightening Reality of Scientific Facts and Their Transformation in Literary Fiction"
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