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

Organized by Klaus Benesch (LMU-Munich) & François Specq (ENS de Lyon)

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

October 9 — a.m.

11. Registration
12. Lunch at the ENS de Lyon cafeteria

October 9 — p.m.

Plenary session 1
Main Conference Hall

  • 1:45 Welcome & Opening of the conference : Klaus Benesch & François Specq
  • 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) Room 1

Chair : Isabelle Baudino

  • 3. Emmanuelle Peraldo, Lyon 3. 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). Room 2

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) Room 1

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) Room 2

Chair : Klaus Benesch

  • 5. Andrew S. Gross, Erlangen-Nürnberg. Pound, Peripatetic Verse, and the Postwar Liberal Aesthetic.

October 10 — a.m.

Parallel workshops 3

Walking as Pathology ? (1) Room 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) Room 2

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) Room 1

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) Room 2

Chair : Andrew Estes

  • 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.
  • 12:30 Lunch

October 10 — p.m.

Plenary session 2 Main Conference Hall

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 : Ian Marshall

  • 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

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.
  • 8. Conference Dinner, Brasserie Georges

October 11 — a.m.

Parallel Workshops 7

Poetic and philosophical wanderings (3) Room 1

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 ? (4) Room 2

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.
  • 10:30 Coffee break

Urban flâneurs ? (5) Room 1

Chair : Virginia Ricard

  • 11. Amélie Moisy, Paris Est. Thomas Wolfe and the Urban Night Prowl : Walking, Modernism and Myth.
  • 11:30. Karolina Katsika, Besançon. Walk, Feel and Hear : Walking as a Phenomenological Experience in Allerzielen by Cees Nooteboom.
  • 12:30 Lunch

October 11 — p.m.

Parallel Workshops 8

Urban flâneurs (6) Room 1

Chair : Andrew Estes

  • 2. Andrea Rummel, Giessen. The City, the Self and the Real-and-Imagined : Flânerie in Virginia Woolf’s “Street Haunting.”
  • 2:30 Manila Castoro, Kent, UK. Undermining the Myth : Why the Street Photographer is not a Flâneur.
  • 3. Gabrielle Finnane, New South Wales. Walker in the Megacity.

Walking and the Politics of Memory (2) Room 2

Chair : François Specq

  • 2. Julien Nègre, Paris 7. Thoreau’s Alternative Perambulation : Walking as the Delineation of a Political Spatiality.
  • 2:30. James Layton, Chester. 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).’
  • 3:30 Coffee – end of conference