Gérard Genette: Critical Reflections
Chair/Organiser: Dr Ben Davies (University of Portsmouth)
As a form of critical reflection following his recent death (2018), this session will offer a series of engagements with Gérard Genette’s impressively rich and diverse theoretical work. Panellists will give short-format papers of around ten minutes duration covering topics such as paratexts, book history, narrative speed and textual alarms. To honour the wealth and widespread use of Genette’s work, we also seek lively discussion, with comments, reflections and critiques from the floor.
Dr Alice Bennet (Liverpool Hope University)
Professor David Duff (Queen Mary, University of London)
Kate Wilkinson (ECR, Queen Mary, University of London)
Dr David Wylot (University of Leeds)