Latecomers: programme and abstracts


Friday 17 March 2017

A cocktail reception will follow the presentations.

2.00 - 2.30pm Registration
2.30 - 3.00pm Anita Brookner: A Commemoration
Panel 1: 3.00 - 4.00pmBrookner's Art-Historical
Chair: Associate Professor Alison Inglis Professor Jennifer Milam
(University of Sydney)
Revisiting the ‘Greuze Girl’: Brookner and Rococo Art
Associate Professor Laurence Petit
(Université Paul Valèry-Montpellier 3)
Framing Terror: Illness and Art in Anita Brookner’s Look at Me
Afternoon tea: 4.00 - 4.30pm
Keynote lecture: 4.30 - 5.30pm Associate Professor Patricia Juliana Smith
(Hofstra University)
'I Have Taken the Name of Virginia Woolf in Vain': A Case for Anita Brookner's Canonicity
5.30 - 7.00pm Cocktail reception

Saturday 18 March 2017

Panel 2: 10.00 - 11.30amBrookner's Early Fictions
Chair: Associate Professor Laurence Petit Professor Eileen Williams-Wanquet
(University of La Réunion)
Intertextuality as philosophical metacomment in Anita Brookner's ironical novel, A Start in Life (1981)
Ms Eliza Gladowska
(University of Warmia and Mazury)
Space and identity in the early novels of Anita Brookner
Associate Professor Clara Tuite
(the University of Melbourne)
Anita Brookner: Man of Letters, Master of the Unlived Life.
Morning tea: 11.30am - 12.00pm
Keynote lecture: 12.00 - 1.00pm Professor Peter McPhee
(the University of Melbourne)
Anita Brookner, the history of art, and the French Revolution
Lunch: 1.00 - 2.00pm
Panel 3: 2.00 - 3.30pmReimagining Temporality
Chair: Associate Professor Patricia Juliana Smith Dr Peta Mayer
(the University of Melbourne)
The Military Man in A Friend from England (1987)
Ms Fleur Vidament
(Université du Maine)
Heroines and rivals in the novels of Anita Brookner
Associate Professor Lei Zhang
(China University of Political Science and Law)
Female Aging and Its Revelations: A Slow Yet Decided Metamorphosis in Anita Brookner's Visitors
Afternoon tea: 3.30 - 4.00pm
4.00 - 4.30pmScreening (Interview with Anita Brookner)
4.30 - 5.00pmClosing discussion


Latecomers programme


View the abstracts for the conference.

Latecomers abstracts