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IDEX LYON 2016

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Thursday 15th October 2015

  • 08.45: Registration
  • 09.00: Welcome address by Catherine BERNARD, President of the SÉAC

Morning session

Chair: Catherine BERNARD (University Paris-Diderot)
  • 9.15: Alain BLAYAC (Paul Valéry University-Montpellier 3): “Comedy in Evelyn Waugh’s Fiction”
  • 9.40: Georges LETISSIER (University of Nantes): “Come(dies) of Ageism: Kingsley Amis’s Barmy, Old Devils”
  • 10.05: François GALLIX (Sorbonne University-Paris 4): “Alan Sillitoe: The Long Distance Runner’s Life-Long Sense of Humour”
  • 10.30: Discussion
  • 10.45: Coffee Break
  • 11.10: Françoise DUPEYRON-LAFAY (Paris Est-Créteil University): “The Subversive Use of the Canonical Intertext in P.G. Wodehouse’s Code of the Woosters (1938): a (Woolfian) Defence of Comedy”
  • 11.35: Caroline DUVEZIN-CAUBET (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis): “Elephants and Light Fantasy: Humor in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Series”
  • 12.00: Discussion

Afternoon session: Jonathan Coe

Chair: Jean-Michel GANTEAU (Paul Valéry University-Montpellier 3)
  • 14.00: Merritt MOSELEY (University of North Carolina at Asheville): “Jonathan Coe’s Painful Comedy, Comic Pain”
  • 14.25: José RAMON PRADO (Universitat Jaume I): “The Comic Grotesque as Political Statement in Jonathan Coe”
  • 14.50: Christian GUTLEBEN (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis): “Bleak Humour: Jonathan Coe’s Politeness of Despair in The Rotters’ Club”
  • 15.15: Laurent MELLET (University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès): “From Laughing along to Mislaughing oneself away and Coming out in Jonathan Coe’s Fiction”
  • 15.40: Discussion
  • 16.00: Coffee Break

Chair: Vanessa GUIGNERY (ENS de Lyon, IUF)
  • 16.30: David QUANTICK (comedy writer and broadcaster): “The Vicar at the Window Sponging his Aspidistra: Comedy in High and Low British Culture”
  • 17.00: A Conversation with Jonathan COE
    (with Vanessa Guignery, Laurent Mellet and Catherine Pesso-Miquel)

Friday 16th October

Morning Session

Chair: Lacy RUMSEY (ENS de Lyon)
  • 9.15: Aloysia ROUSSEAU (Sorbonne University-Paris 4): “Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party (1958) and The Dumb Waiter (1960) or the Intermingling of Farce and Menace”
  • 9.40: Graham WOLFE (National University of Singapore): “Undead Comedy in Caryl Churchill’s A Number (2002)”
  • 10.05: Lynn BLIN (Paul Valéry University-Montpellier 3): “The Office – The Mockumentary and the Ethics of Laughter”
  • 10.30: Discussion
  • 10.45: Coffee Break

Chair: Christian GUTLEBEN (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis)
  • 11.10: Justine GONNEAUD (University of Avignon): “ ‘A Satire at Once Savage and Toothless’: The Politics and Aesthetics of Satire in Will Self’s Works”
  • 11.35: Jean-Michel GANTEAU (Paul Valéry University-Montpellier 3): “Exposures: Humour and Vulnerability in some Contemporary British Novels”
  • 12.00: Discussion

Afternoon session

Chair: Catherine PESSO-MIQUEL (Lumière University-Lyon 2)
  • 14.00: Brigitte FRIANT-KESSLER (University of Valenciennes): “Echoing Laughter: Graphic Afterlives, Media and Remediation in Martin Rowson’s Political Satire”
  • 14.25: Emilie WALEZAK (Lumière University-Lyon 2): “Satire Revised in Light of Thatcherism in Rose Tremain’s Restoration (1989)”
  • 14.50: Valérie MORISSON (University of Burgundy): “Parodistic Fabric: Yinka Shonibare MBE’s Satires”
  • 15.15: Discussion
  • 15.30: Coffee Break
  • 15.45: Round table, chaired by Catherine BERNARD (University Paris-Diderot): “Recent Developments in British Literature”, with Lacy RUMSEY (on poetry), Catherine LANONE (on Iain Sinclair) and Vanessa GUIGNERY (on Taiye Selasi)
  • 17.30: End of the conference

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