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Programme for the conference: The Art of Walking: Pedestrian Mobility in Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century,

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Hi all, 
I thought the programme for this conference might be of interest to the list! 
9th -11th October 2013, The Art of Walking: Pedestrian Mobility in Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France 
 
October 9 — p.m. 
Plenary session 1 
1:45 • Opening of the conference 
2. • Plenary lecture 
Ian Marshall, Pennsylvania State University. Border Crossings: Walking the Haiku Path on the International Appalachian Trail. 
 
Parallel workshops 1 
 
Urban flâneurs? (1) 
Chair: Isabelle Baudino 
3.                        • Emmanuelle Peraldo, Saint-Etienne. Walking the Streets of London in the Eighteenth Century: a Performative Art? 
3:30 • Catherine Drott, Giessen. Maps from the Mind: Rambling London’s City Streets in the Eighteenth century. 
4.                        • Tatiana Pogossian, Paris 7. Walking in Space and Time :
the Quest for London
(Iain Sinclair, Peter Ackroyd and Gilbert & George). 
 
 
Walking and the Politics of Memory (1). 
Chair: Marie Mianowski 
3. • Joe Duffy, Manchester. Performative Traces of Traumatic Place. 
3:30 • Christian Schmitt-Kilb, Rostock. “In the beginning was the land”: the Poetics of Nature and the Politics of Walking in Recent British Prose. 
4. • Bridget Sheridan, Toulouse. Walking, Photography, and Writing. 
 
 
4:30 Coffee break 
 Parallel workshops 2 
 
Urban flâneurs? (2) 
Chair: Emmanuelle Peraldo 
5.                        • Shao-Hua Wang, St. Hugh's College, Oxford. A Way of One's Own: the Writer Flâneur/se in Baudelaire and Woolf. 
5:30                        • Bill Psarras, Goldsmiths. Towards a Twenty-First Century Urban Flâneur: “Botanizing”, “Weaving” and “Tuning” Actions and Senses Through Embodied Media Art Practices. 
 
 
Poetic and philosophical wanderings (1) 
Chair: Klaus Benesch 
5 • Mark Riley, Roehampton. Navigating the Forest Path: Using Paul Celan’s Poem Todtnauberg as a Field Guide to Walking the Heidegger Rundweg at Todtnauberg. 
5:30 • Andrew S. Gross, Erlangen-Nürnberg. Pound, Peripatetic Verse, and the Postward Liberal Aesthetic. 
 
October 10 — a.m. 
 
Parallel workshops 3 
 
Walking as Pathology? (1) 
Chair: Caroline Bertonèche 
9. • Ewan J. Jones, Cambridge. John ‘Walking’ Stewart, and the Ethics of Motion. 
9:30 • Amanda Klinger, Oklahoma. Nervous London: Pedestrianism and Urban Sensibility in Wordsworth's Book 7 of The Prelude. 
10. • Catherine Welter, New Hampshire. A Juggernaut in the Streets of London: Walking as Destructive Force in R.L. Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 
 
 
From the Grand Tour to postmodern drifting (1) 
Chair: Andrea Rummel 
9. • Nicolas Bourgès, Paris-Sorbonne. The Significance of Enoch’s Walking in Four Funeral Sermons (1703-1738). 
9:30 • Isabelle Baudino, ENS de Lyon. Textual and Iconographic Representations of Walking in Marianne Colston’s Narrative (1822). 
10                        • Andrew Estes, Munich. Walking in a Changing America: A Visit from the Goon Squad. 
 
 
10:30 Coffee break 
 
Parallel workshops 4 
 
Urban flâneurs? (3) 
Chair: Amélie Moisy 
11. • Virginia Ricard, Bordeaux. Walking in Wartime: Edith Wharton's “Look of Paris.” 
11:30 • Mathieu Perrot, Paris Ouest. Poetics of the passer-by: strolling about the lines in Louis Aragon's Le Paysan de Paris (1926) and Le Traité du style (1928). 
 
 
From the Grand Tour to Postmodern Drifting (2) 
Chair: Mark Riley 
11. • Véronique Buyer, Paris 8. Women’s Walking in Four Movies by Michelangelo Antonioni. 
11:30 • Sophie Walon, ENS Ulm. Walking to Death in an Indifferent World in Gus Van Sant Cinema: Gerry, Elephant, and Last Days. 
 
 
October 10 — p.m. 
 
 
Plenary session 2 
2. • Plenary lecture 
Tom Pughe, Orléans. How Poetry Comes to Him : An Excursion to Gary Snyder’s Wild Poetics. 
 
 
 
Poetic and philosophical wanderings (2) 
Chair: François Specq 
3. • Catrin Gersdorf, Würzburg. Flânerie as Ecocritical Practice: Henry David Thoreau and Walter Benjamin. 
3:30 • Andrew Goodman, Monash. Walking with the World: Towards an Ecological Approach to Performative Art Practice. 
 
 
4. Coffee break 
 
 
Parallel Workshops 6 
 
 
Walking as Pathology? (2) 
Chair: Ewan J. Jones 
4:30 • Caroline Bertonèche, Grenoble. “Walking Shadows”: Revisiting Some Old Romantic Haunts 
5 • Sarah Mombert, ENS de Lyon. Writing Dromomania in the Romantic Era: Nerval, Collins, Charlotte Brontë. 
5:30 • Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay, Paris Est. The Art of Walking and the Mindscapes of Trauma in Thomas De Quincey’s Autobiographical Works: the Pains of Wandering, the Pains of Remembering. 
 
 
Urban flâneurs? (4) 
Chair: Gabrielle Finnane 
4:30 • Anna MacDonald, Monash. Remembering through the Senses: Walking and the Recovery of Memory in W. G. Sebald’s Peripatetic Narratives. 
5. • Karolina Katsika, Besançon. Walk, Feel and Hear: Walking as a Phenomenological Experience in Allerzielen by Cees Nooteboom. 
 
 
October 11 — a.m. 
 
Parallel Workshops 7 
 
Poetic and philosophical wanderings (3) 
Chair: Thomas Pughe 
9:30. • Lacy Rumsey, ENS de Lyon. “Hike it and see”: Jonathan Williams, A.R. Ammons and the American “walk poem”. 
10. • Daniel Acke, Université libre de Bruxelles. The Poetry of William Cliff and the Meaning of Walking. 
 
Urban flâneurs? (5) 
Chair: Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay 
9:30. • Guilaume Evrard, Edinburgh. Walking in, and out of, the Modern City,
or How Universal Exhibitions Created Flâneurs. 
10. • Estelle Murail, Paris 7/ King’s College London. “Du croisement de leurs innombrables rapports”: Baudelaire and De Quincey’s flâneurs. 
 
Urban flâneurs? (6) 
Chair: Virginia Ricard 
11. •  Amélie Moisy, Paris Est. Thomas Wolfe and the Urban Night Prowl: Walking, Modernism and Myth. 
11:30. • Andrew Patten, New South Wales. The Walking Medium: Between the City, the Text, and the Flâneur. 
 
 
 
October 11 — p.m. 
 
Parallel Workshops 8 
 
Urban flâneurs (7) 
Chair: Andrew Estes 
2.                        • Andrea Rummel, Giessen, Germany. The City, the Self and the Real-and-Imagined: Flânerie in Virginia Woolf’s “Street Haunting.” 
2:30 • Manila Castoro, Kent, United Kingdom. Undermining the Myth: Why the Street Photographer is not a Flâneur. 
3. • Gabrielle Finnane, New South Wales, Australia. Walker in the Megacity. 
 
 
Walking and the Politics of Memory (2) 
Chair: Catrin Gersdorf 
2. • Julien Nègre, Paris 7. Thoreau’s Alternative Perambulation: Walking as the Delineation of a Political Spatiality. 
2:30. • James Layton, Chester, United Kingdom. Communitas, Ritual, and Transformation in Robert Wilson’s “Walking.” 
3. • Marie Mianowski, Nantes. The Art of the ‘Good Step’ in Colm Tóibín’s Bad Blood : A Walk Along the Irish Border (1987).’ 
 
 
 
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Clare Qualmann FHEA 
Institute for Performing Arts Development 
University of East London 
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