FANTASTIC BODY TRANSFORMATIONS

TALKS

2008

4 – 5 April, 2008Salzburg-Szeged Dissertational Network Workshop: Medial Interactions in the Literary Fantastic (Szeged, Hungary): 
• Sarah Herbe. “Operas in Space: Instances of Verbal Music in Science Fiction”, 
• Markus Oppolzer. “V for Vendetta: The Graphic Novel as an Intermedial Narrative/Medium/(Art) Form”, 
• Elisabeth Schober. “Intermediality as Education in John Fowles´s The Magus“, 
• Elisabeth Skokan. “Musical Allusion in the British Novel of the Nineteenth Century”, 
• Veronika Tzinlikova. “On A.S. Byatt´s Matisse Stories“.

9  January, 2008 –  Antrittsvorlesung, Salzburg: Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Also sprach Zastrozzi – Zur Störästhetik fantastischer Texte”


2007

22 – 24 November, 2007 –
18th British Cultural Studies Conference: High Culture and/versus Popular Culture (Salzburg): 
Sonia Haiduc, “Robert Louis Stevenson´s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Masterpiece or Penny Dreadful”,

8 – 11 November, 2007 – The 49th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Cleveland, Ohio):
Sarah Herbe: “The Concept of the Meme in Paul McAuley´s Fairyland”,

8 October, 2007Symposium: Die Schöne und das Ungeheuer aus dem Blickwinkel der Metamorphose (Salzburg, Residenzgalerie):
• Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “´Beauty and the Beast´ – Opfer und Täter: Geschlechterkonstruktionen im 19. Jahrhundert”, • • • • Sarah Herbe: “Brian Stablefords ´Cinderella´s Sisters”: Vom Ungeheuer zur Schönen und Zurück”, 
• Markus Oppolzer: “Der Mönch; oder, die Schöne als Ungeheuer”, 
• Elisabeth Schober: “Der Schein trügt: Wahrnehmung und Wirklichkeit in George MacDonalds Phantastes (1858)”.

30 June, 2007 – Alfred Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, Greifswald: Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “The Hand in Fantastic Literature”

25 – 29 June, 2007 – International Conference: Gothic N.E.W.S. (Aix-en-Provence):
Markus Oppolzer: “Ann Radcliffe´s Italy and Gothic Liminality: A Recontextualization of Otherness”

14 May, 2007 – University of Fribourg (CH): Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Rosamunde Pilcher – the Aesthetics of Popular Romance”

19 May, 2007 – Science and the Public Conference 2007 (London, Imperial College):
Benjamin Wright: “A Tepid Response to the Prospect of Immortality? Cryobiological Experiments in Popular Science and Science Fiction”

9 – 10 February, 2007 – Entralogos 2007: Enamored, Romanized, Romanced: Spells of ´Romance´ (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY):
Elisabeth Schober: “Magical Discourse: Spells and Incantation in British Romance Fiction”


2006

3-4 November, 2006Joint PhD Network Symposium: Communicative Strategies in Literature (Brunauerzentrum, Salzburg):
• Sarah Herbe: “Does the Third-Person Unreliable Narrator Exist? A Re-Reading of Iain M. Banks´ Use of Weapons”
• Arnold Leitner: “Focalization”
• Markus Oppolzer: “Demonization and Guidance of Sympathy in Unreliable Narration”
• Elisabeth Schober: “Magical Discourse: Spells and Incantations in Romance”
• Benjamin Wright: “The ´state of exception´ in disaster science fiction”

5 – 6 October, 2006 – Conference of the IRCM: Wandel spiegelt Wissen (Salzburg):
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Evolution einmal anders: Naturwissenschaftliche Spekulation und fantastische Imagination am Beispiel von H.G. Wells”

31 August – 1 September, 2006ESSE (London):
• Sarah Herbe: “The Genetic Perspective of the Body in British Science Fiction”
• Arnold Leitner: “Designer Babies and Defective Designs”
• Markus Oppolzer: “Edmund Burke´s Sublime and the Liminality of Gothic Characters”

9-10 June, 2006PhD/Post-Doc Seminar: What Constitutes the Fantastic? (Szeged University):
• Sarah Herbe: “The Fleeting Fantastic in Hard Science Fiction”
• Markus Niederwimmer: “Concepts of Time and Place in Angela Carter´s Fiction”
• Markus Oppolzer: “Gothic Fantasy and Fantasy as Gothic – An Introductory Look at Terms and Theories”
• Elisabeth Schober: “Versions of Unreality in Postmodern Romance”

10 May, 2006 – Soziale Metamorphosen (Salzburg): 
• Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “The Doppelgaenger in Fantastic Literature”
• Markus Oppolzer: “Denying Rites of Passage: Social Puberty in the Gothic Novel”

28-29 April, 2006PhD/Post-Doc Seminar: Redefining Genres as Models of Communication (Masaryk University Brno): 
• Dorothea Flothow: “The Imperial War and Adventure Novel for Children” 
• Sarah Herbe: “Strategies of Communication in (Hard) Science Fiction” 
• Arnold Leitner: “Narrative Strategies in Henry James´s Short Fiction” 
• Markus Niederwimmer: “Narrative Perspective and Body Transformations” 
• Markus Oppolzer: “Gothic and the Unreliable Narrator” 
• Elisabeth Schober: “Narrative Strategies in Romance” 
• Benjamin Wright: “Disaster Science Fiction”

11 March 2006 – International Conference: The Plurality of Interpretation (CIRLLLEP, Reims):
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Frankenstein and Its Creative Readers”

13 January, 2006 – University of Bielefeld
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Metamorphosis and Evolution: Two Concepts of Cultural Change”


2005

November 2005University of Braga (Portugal): Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Metamorphic Changes in the Arts”

28-30 September
6th international Congress of the Estonian Society of Comparative Studies: “Dynamics of the Reception of World Literature” (Tartu, Estland): Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, “From Ovid´s Metamorphoses to Shaw´s Pygmalion and Alan J. Lerner´s My Fair Lady”

18-19 August 2005Salzburg-Szeged PhD Conference “Fantastic Transformations of the Body in Modern English Literature” (Szeged University): 
• Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “An Anthropological Approach to Fantastic Body Transformations” 
• Sarah Herbe: “British Science Fiction and Genetic Engineering” 
• Markus Niederwimmer: “Gender Transformations in Postmodern Fiction” 
• Markus Oppolzer: “Adolescence and Gothic Fiction” 
• Elisabeth Schober: “A Diachronic Study of Romance and Its Relation to the Fantastic” 

5-6 August 2005Symposium: “Kulturstereotype und unbekannte Kulturlandschaften”: Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, “The Disneyfication of British Literature”

19 May 2005
International PhD/PostDoc Forum “Human Bodies in British Fantastic Literature” (Salzburg, Bildungshaus St. Virgil): 
• Christina Grabner: “George MacDonald and the Dead Human Body” 
• Sarah Herbe: “Modified Commodities: The Presentation of Modified Bodies of Prostitutes in Late Twentieth-Century British Science Fiction” 
• Markus Niederwimmer: “The Postmodern Body: ´A Crepuscular Territory.´” 
• Markus Oppolzer: “Victims of Obsession: Abused Bodies in Early Gothic Fiction.” 
• Elisabeth Schober: “Metamorphosis and Reincarnation in H. Rider Haggard´s She” 

25 April 2005Symposium “Lilie und Lotus. Weiblichkeitsmetaphern in Kunst und Kultur” (Salzburg, Residenzgalerie): 
• Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Die Flucht vor dem schönen Körper. A.S. Byatts fantastische Erzählungen.” 
• Sarah Herbe, Markus Oppolzer, Elisabeth Schober: “Der weibliche Körper zwischen Fremd- und Selbstbestimmung im Spiegel britischer phantastischer Literatur.” 

20-23 AprilApril Conference Ten (Krakau): Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “From a Midsummer Night´s Dream to a Midsummer Nightmare”

11-12 March
Tagung “L’Ordre et le Chaos / Chaos and Order” (Reims): Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Metamorphosis/Shape-shifting between Chaos and Order”


2004

2-5 December
Colloque interuniversitaire “Les Métamorphoses du corps du romantisme à nos jours” (Bordeaux): 
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Les transformations du corps dans l´héroïc-fantasy” 

18-20 November15th British Cultural Studies Conference: Medialised Britain (Passau): 
• Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Transformed Bodies in Contemporary Museum Culture”;
• Markus Oppolzer: “Rites of Passage in Gothic Fiction” 

12 MayMeisterwerke des Abendlandes: Kanonbildung als Problem (Salzburg): 
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Frankenstein” (Teil einer Ringvorlesung) 

22-24 AprilBilateral Symposium: The Human Figure in (Post-)Modern Literature and Art (Brno): 
• Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Metamorphic Bodies in Culture and Fantasy, with a Reading of A. S. Byatt´s Short Fiction”; 
• Sarah Herbe: “The Dehumanised Figure in Roald Dahl´s Short Fiction”; 
• Markus Niederwimmer: “Queer Tendencies in (Post-)Modern Anglophone Fantasy: Orlando, The Passion of New Eve, and Middlesex”; 
• Markus Oppolzer: “´I am, therefore I think´: Postmodern British Gothic and the Construction of the Self”; 
• Michaela Schwarzbauer: “The Human Figure in Hans Werner Henze´s Opera Der junge Lord


2003 

23 SeptemberTagung für Polyästhetische Erziehung (Salzburg): 
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Syrinx bei den Ästheten: Mythos und spätviktorianisches Schönheitsideal” 

16 MayInternational and Interdisciplinary Conference on The Flesh Made Text (Thessaloniki): 
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Apes, Carcasses, and Ant-Men: The Body in Mid-Twentieth-Century Literature and Art” 

15 MarchColloque du Centre de Recherche sur l´Imaginaire (Reims): 
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Polyphony and Mondernist Aesthetics” 

7 MarchWorkshop des Interdisziplinären Forschungsschwerpunkts Metamorphosen (Salzburg): 
Sabine Coelsch-Foisner: “Körpertransformationen: Die Metamorphose als Lesart des Fantastischen”