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Programme

The Status of Myths in Post-Millennial Cultural Production

Thursday

05

6.00pm – 6.30pm

Ouverture de la conférence

Welcome speech

6.30pm

Theatre Show

 

 

The Breach

A Play by Naomi Wallace

Staged by Ouest Of Center Theatre Company

Translation by Dominique Hollier - Surtitled by UT2J DTIM Master Student Laudine Lecamp

Friday

06

8.30am – 9.00am

Coffee

9.00am – 10.30am

ACTING MYTHS

Loraine Haywood (University of Newcastle, Australia):

“Neil Armstrong and the Myth of the Tragic Hero in First Man

 

Yorick Sarrail (Université de Toulouse, France):

“‘Reputation lives on like the echo of a song’: Founding Myths in The Last Kingdom

 

Laura Benoit and Tanya Tromble-Giraud (Aix-Marseille Université, France):

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates : Myth-Making and Re-mythologizing”

 

Anaïs Umano (Université de Lorraine, France):

“The Myth of the Realistic Actor. ‘Photographic’ Acting and its Cultural Implications”

 

10.30am – 10.45am

Coffee break

10.45am – 11.45am

KEYNOTE SPEECH

 

Laurent Jullier (Université de Lorraine, Sorbonne université, France)

 

11.45am – 1.15pm

Lunch Break

Buffet lunch

 

1.15pm – 2.15pm

 

ANR ACTiF Panel

 

“The Theatre of Naomi Wallace in France”

Round table with Naomi Wallace and Dominique Hollier

 

Cinema Panel

 

“Mythopoetics and the Cinematic Imagination”

Round table with Laurent Jullier

 

4.15pm – 5.45pm

 

ANCIENT MYTHS, NEW VOICES

Elsa Cavalié (Avignon Université, France):

“Arachne, Daphne and Echo: Material Voices and Silencing in Nina MacLaughlin’s Wake Siren

 

Teresa Gibert (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia / UNED, Spain):

The Penelopiad: Margaret Atwood’s Rewriting of Greek Myth”

 

Justine Gonneaud (Avignon Université, France):

“Retelling Medusa’s Story in the 21st Century: Filling in the Blind Spots of a Myth”

 

Pauline Schwaller (Université de Lorraine, France):

“Circe in Feminist Revisionist Mythmaking: New Forms of Heroism”

 

2.30pm – 4.00pm

 

DISORIENTATION, REORIENTATION

Jean-Philippe Heberlé (Université de Lorraine, France):

“The Rewriting of the Myth of the Minotaur in The Minotaur (2008) by Harrison Birtwistle and David Harsent”

 

Déborah Prudhon (Aix-Marseille Université, France):

“Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City: An Immersive Odyssey into Greek Mythology”

 

Arthur Togores (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France):

“‘There once was a girl in Ulster’: Myth-based Drama and Feminism”

 

Marion Perrin (École Nationale Supérieure Lyon, France):

“Liminality and Ogbanje Identity in Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater and The Death of Vivek Oji: Reimagining Myth and Reality”

 

8.00pm

Dinner

If you wish to participate in the meal, please contact Lara Cox by September 1st 2024.

Les arcades restaurant

14 place du Capitole, Toulouse

 

Saturday

07

9.30am – 10.35am

TRANSCENDING GENDER ROLES

Ariel Pinol (Laval University, Canada):

“Long after the Fall: Contemporary Representation of the Trojan Women in Marina Carr’s Hecuba, Karen Hartman’s Troy Women, and Christine Evans’ Trojan Barbie

 

Myrto Charvalia (Université Paris Nanterre, France):

“Other Persephones: Severed Bonds, Being and Resistance in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy and Jesmyn Ward’s Let Us Descend

 

Cristina Salcedo González (Universidad Complutense de Madrid):

“Demeter and Persephone Today: The Reception of the Mother-Daughter Bond in Young Adult Fiction”

10.35am – 12.05pm

 

ECOLOGY / MYTHOLOGY

Maxim Shadurski (University of Siedlce, Poland):

“Pastoral Myth in the Anthropocene: Timescape and the Novel”

Scarlett Butchers (University of Lincoln, UK):

“‘This was a place of wonders once’: David Rudkin’s Magical Landscapes”

Eugenia Ossana (University of Zaragoza, Spain):

“Political, Ethical and Aesthetic Re-writings of Classical Greek, Yoruba, Biblical and Technological Myths in Temi Oh’s More Perfect (2023)”

Barbara Jurša Potocco (University of Primorska, Slovenia):

“The Sea as the Main Protagonist of Nobody, Alice Oswald’s Modern Rendition of Homer’s Odyssey

 

12.05pm – 02.05pm

Lunch

If you wish to participate in the meal, please contact Lara Cox by September 1st 2024.

Le vélo sentimental restaurant

12 boulevard Bonrepos, Toulouse

 

2.05pm – 3.35pm

 

MYTHS OF A NATION

Laura Michiels (Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Belgium):

“To Love, Cherish and Advance: Demythologising the Political Marriage in Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton

 

Marine Paquereau (Université de Bourgogne, France):

“Staging and Assessing Martin Luther King’s legacy in The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead”

 

Héloïse Lecomte (École Nationale Supérieure Lyon, France):

“Writing History and Crisis in Real Time through Myth: Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown (2006) and Salena Godden’s Mrs Death Misses Death (2021)”

 

Jeanne Schaaf (Université Lumière Lyon 2, France):

“Liz Lochhead’s Medea (2022) for the National Theatre of Scotland”

 

3.45pm – 5.00pm

 

THE BREACH AND THE AMERICAN MYTH

Discussion around the staging of The Breach with playwright Naomi Wallace, translator Dominique Hollier and stage director Julia Free

Event open to the general public. English and French.

Interpreter : Céline Magot.

 

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