Seminar für Englische Philologie

Conference Programme

Conference Venue: Conference room of Paulinerkirche (Address: Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen)


Thursday, May 31, 2012

18:30: Conference Warming at "Cafe Botanik" (Address: Untere Karspüle 1b, 37073 Göttingen)


Friday, June 1, 2012

9:30 – 11:00: Conference Adresses and Opening Keynote: Andrew Lycett: "Sherlock Holmes – Scottish Detective"

11:00 – 11:30: Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00: Session 1: Crime Across the Genres

  • András Beck: "21st Century Criminals on the Contemporary Scottish Stage"
  • Rohan Berry: "'nothing silences an awkward truth more effectively than ridicule' – Covert Biographies in Denise Mina’s Paddy Meehan Trilogy"
  • Joseph Walton: "'What’s In An 'M'?' Responsibility and Wrongdoing in the Novels of Iain M. Banks and Iain Banks"

  • 13:00 – 14:30: Lunch Break

    14:30 – 16:00: Session 2: Exploding the Canon: Old Classics, New Narratives
  • Gioia Angeletti: "'Rewriting' a Nineteenth-Century Classic: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and the Contemporary Scottish Intertextual Novel"
  • Ema Jelinkova: "Dual Personalities in Louise Welsh's Detective Fiction"
  • Maha El Hissy: "History, Crime and the Political Unconscious in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped"

  • 16:00 – 16:30: Coffee Break

    16:30 – 18:00: Session 3: Historical Crimes in Fiction
  • Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir: "Treatments of Historical Crime in Literature and Film: The Case of Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley"
  • Silvia Mergenthal: "Walter Scott's Walking Stick – The Case of Major Weir"
  • Tobias Wiemer: "The Literary Construction of Crime: the Glasgow Ice Cream Wars in Romance and Crime Fiction"

  • afterwards: Reception


    Saturday, June 2, 2012

    9:30 – 11:00: Session 4: Ian Rankin's Edinburgh
  • Caroline Jones: "Capital Crime: Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus and the Many Faces of Edinburgh"
  • Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish: '"A crime scene waiting to happen': Edinburgh in the Novels of Ian Rankin"
  • Cyprian Piskurek: "Age of Devolution, Age of Retirement: John Rebus and Ageism"

  • 11:00 – 11:30: Coffee Break

    11:30 – 13:00: Session 5: Crime and the City
  • Dorothea Rösch: "Scottish Urban Crime Fiction and its Social Significance"
  • Janneke Rauscher: "The Detective as Wanderer between Worlds: Glasgow as Semantic Space in Denise Mina's Garnethill"
  • Marie Hologa: "Resurrecting the Old Town: Body-Snatchers, Ghost Tours and Edinburgh Tourism"

  • 13:00 – 14:30: Lunch Break

    14:30 – 16:00: Session 6: The Sociology of Crime Fiction
  • Natascha Haas: "A Look at the Hyde side: Does Duality still Work in Post-Devolutionary Crime Fiction?"
  • Christoph Rosenbusch: "Familiar Crimes Crime Novels as Data in Social Science Research"
  • Christopher Kydd: "Scottish Noir: Complicity"

  • 16:00 – 16:30: Coffee Break

    16:15 – 17:00 General Meeting of the Society for Scottish Studies in Europe

    17:00 – 18:30: Walking Tour of Göttingen

    20:00: West Side Story (Deutsches Theater, Address: Theaterplatz 11, 37073 Göttingen)


    Sunday, June 3, 2012

    9:30 – 10:30: Closing Keynote: Lin Anderson: "Crime Writing - Scotland's Cultural Export"

    10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break

    11:00 – 12:00: Session 7: Gendered Crime Fictions
  • Mariagiulia Garufi: "'Inside the Frame.' Resisting Genders in Crime Fiction: The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh"
  • Samantha Walton: "The Scottish Landscape and Crime in Non-Canonical texts by 20th Century Female Crime Writers, Gladys Mitchell and Josephine Tey"

  • 12:00 – 14:00: Closing Lunch