Héritages d’Ursula Le Guin | Sorbonne nouvelle-Ecole Polytechnique | 18-21 juin 2019

The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin: Science, Fiction and Ethics for the Anthropocene

Héritages d’Ursula Le Guin : Science, fiction et éthique pour l’Anthropocène

 

Paris · June 18-21, 2019

 

Guest speakers / conférences plénières

Julie Phillips (Biographer of Le Guin)

Brian Attebery (Idaho State University, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts)

Isabelle Stengers (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

 

Cet événement est rendu possible grâce au soutien de / This event is sponsored by : Chaire Arts & Sciences / École Polytechnique / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (EA 4398 PRISMES / Groupe 19-21 Modernités critiques; Commission de la Recherche; Direction des Affaires Internationales).

 

TUESDAY JUNE 18

20:30 · Projection of documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (Arwen Curry, 2018)

Cinéma Le Grand Action

5 rue des Écoles, Paris. Metro: Cardinal Lemoine / Jussieu

Admission 9,50 €. The projection is free for all presenters.

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 19

Institut du monde anglophone (Grand amphithéâtre)

5 rue de l’École de médecine, Paris. Metro: Odéon

 

9:45 · Word of welcome

 

10:00 – 12:00 · Panel 1 · Anthropocene

Chessa Adsit-Morris & Noel Gough (University of California, Santa Cruz) · Post-Anthropocene Imaginings: Co-creating Imaginative Methodological Practices for Unnamed Epochs to Come

Brad Tabas (ENSTA Bretagne) · In the Dark that Nourishes. A Dark Guide to Dark Times: Ursula Le Guin and Ethics in the Anthropocene

Kim Hendricks (Flemish Research Foundation / KU Leuven) · Activating the Present: Imagination, Science Fiction and Resistance

Supriya Baijal (Dayalbagh Educational Institute – Deemed University) · Negotiating ‘Power’ and ‘Balance’ in A Wizard of Earthsea (1968): An Eco-Critical Study

 

12:00 – 13:30 · Lunch

 

13:30 – 15:00 · Panel 2 · Worlds, Bonds, Beings

Eli Lee (Minor Literature[s]) · “Another Way to Be” – Navigating the Possibility of Eco-Utopia in Always Coming Home

Katie Stone (Birkbeck, University of London) · The Ethics of Time Travel in the Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

Francis Gene-Rowe (Royal Holloway, University of London) · The Language of the Dusk: Finding Equilibrium in an Ending World

 

15:00 – 15:30 · Coffee break

 

15:30 – 17:00 · Panel 3 · Indigeneity

Arwen Spicer (Clark College) · Indigeneity and Utopia in Le Guin’s Ekumen 

Miranda Iossifidis & Lisa Garforth (Newcastle University) · Reading Le Guin: Ethnographic Figures and Speculative Sociologies

Stefan Schustereder (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) · A Cruel Mirror in Space? A Postcolonial Reading of Ursula LeGuin’s The Word for World is Forest

 

17:00 – 17:15 · Coffee break

 

17:15 – 17:45 · Keynote 1

Julie Phillips (Biographer of Le Guin) · Love and Language: Ursula K. Le Guin in Paris

 

17:45 – 19:00 · Cocktail

 

THURSDAY JUNE 20

 

11:00 – 12:00 · Panel 4 · New Epistemologies

David Creuze (Université de Lille) · Coming Back Home from the Abyss: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Yin Utopianism

Liesl King (York St John University) · Moving Slowly with Le Guin – A Philosophy for Survival

 

12:00 – 13:00 · Keynote 2

Brian Attebery (Idaho State University, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts) · Always Coming Home, the Library of America, and the Hinge in Le Guin’s Career

 

13:00 – 14:30 · Lunch

 

14:30 – 16:00 · Panel 5 · Stages of Life

Patrycja Kurjatto Renard (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale) · Redefinition of Human Family Paradigm in Selected Texts of the Hainish Cycle

Joanna Gilar (University of Chichester / fabularosa.co.uk) · The Transformative Recovery of Death in Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea Fantasy and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

Meghann Cassidy (École Polytechnique) · Subjectivity and Childhood in The Earthsea Quartet

 

16:30 – 18:00 · Panel 6 · Utopia

Dennis Wilson Wise (University of Arizona) · Unrealizable Ambiguous Utopias: Reading The Dispossessed through Leo Strauss and Plato

Joshua Abraham Kopin (University of Texas at Austin) · Fragile, Makeshift, Improbable: Le Guin’s Anarchisms of Fidelity

Justin Cosner (University of Iowa) · Revolutionary Rhetoric: “Effective Dreams” and Utopic Potentialities in Ursula Le Guin’s Lathe of Heaven

 

20:00 · Conference dinner

 

FRIDAY JUNE 21

 

10:30 – 12:30 Panel 7 · Translation / transmission

Stephanie Burt (Harvard University) · Le Guin’s mutants, Le Guin’s gods: X-Men comics, The Lathe of Heaven, and the paradoxical essence of a superhero story

Maria Skakuj-Puri (Independent scholar and translator) · Translating Ursula K. le Guin in Communist Poland: Stanisław Barańczak and A Wizard of Earthsea

Emily York (James Madison University) · Le Guin in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Pedagogies

Diégo Antolinos-Basso & Damien A. Bright (Sciences Po / University of Chicago) · Neither Heroism nor Tragedy. Learning to Make Way for New Correspondences between Science and its Questions through Ursula Le Guin’s Writings on Writing

 

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

 

14:00 – 15:00 · Panel 8 · Fiction-panier

Noémie Moutel (Université de Caen) · Sur, un récit écoféministe pour l’Anthropocène

Éliane Beaufils (Université Paris 8 – Vincennes Saint-Denis) · Des fictions-paniers aux non-héros contemporains

 

15:00 – 15:15 · Coffee break

 

15:15 – 16:15 · Panel 9 · Hors la maison du maître

Quentin Dubois (Université Toulouse-Jean-Jaurès) · Ursula Le Guin : une besace chaosmotique dans le Jupiter Space

Thierry Drumm (Université Libre de Bruxelles) · Raconter d’autres histoires avec Ursula K. Le Guin

 

16:15 – 16:30 · Coffee break

 

16:30 – 17:30 · Keynote 3

Isabelle Stengers (Université Libre de Bruxelles) · Penser sur le mode SF

Anne Simon

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