CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday September 10
9 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM Serial
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
, CUNY Graduate Center
The Weather in Proust
11 AM Serial
Jared Gardner
, Ohio State University
Reading Out of the Gutter
Lunch at 12:30 PM
2 PM Dickens
Rosemarie Bodenheimer
, Boston College
'There is no "Was" in the Case': Dickens' Present Past
3:30 PM Dickens
John Bowen
, Keele University
Dickens, the Devil and the Deed
5 PM RECEPTION

Saturday September 11
9 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM Serial
Brent Edwards
, Rutgers University
Come Out: Race, Music, and Serial Poetics
11 AM Dickens
Joseph Litvak
, Tufts University
Unctuous
Lunch at 12:30 PM
2 PM Recycling
Meredith McGill
, Rutgers University
Echocriticism
3:30 PM Recycling
Leah Price
, Harvard University
Adventures of a Quire

Sunday September 12
9 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM Recycling
Peter Stallybrass
, University of Pennsylvania
Recycling Texts
11 AM Roundtable
Freud on Repetition

Directed by Marjorie Garber, Harvard University

A roundtable discussion on selected readings by Freud**: "Remembering, Repeating and Working-Through" (1914), and "Beyond the Pleasure Principle" sections I, II, and III.


**Roundtable readings are now available online. Once you have registered, please contact us to get the username and password for access.

Freud, "Remebering, Repeating, and Working-Through"
- [high quality (6.5 MB) - owing to the large file size, we recommend that you save this version to your computer before viewing it]
- [medium quality 1.7 MB]
Freud, "Beyond the Pleasure Principle"

CONFERENCE INFORMATION


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Registration // Lodging // Map

In its 2004 meeting, The English Institute will be exploring new work on the significance of repetition for literary and cultural (re)production. The speakers in our topic session will address the role of recycling of many kinds (of moveable type, of rags to paper, of illustrations, but also of kinds of narratives and of objects within narratives) across a broad range of book-making and fiction-writing. Our genre session will consider serial forms and practices in several media, from comic books and minimalist music to the serial poem and the Proustian novel.

The author we are considering this year is Charles Dickens; presentations on his work will focus on such topics as temporality and "diabolic" repetition. In our annual concluding roundtable discussion, we shall return to some classic writings of Freud's on the theory of repetition.

This year's round table discussion on Sunday September 12 will include the following selections by Freud: "Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through" and "Beyond the Pleasure Principle" sections I, II, and III.

Roundtable readings are now available online. Once you have registered, please contact us to get the username and password for access.

Freud, "Remebering, Repeating, and Working-Through"
- [high quality (6.5 MB) - owing to the large file size, we recommend that you save this version to your computer before viewing it]
- [medium quality 1.7 MB]
Freud, "Beyond the Pleasure Principle"

Registration information can be viewed here. For more information about the registration process, or about the conference in general, please contact:

Mary Elizabeth Wilkes
Conference Coordinator
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.496.1006
englinst@fas.harvard.edu