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SWIFT TODAY: HIS LEGACY FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO MODERN-DAY POLITICS

 

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SWIFT TODAY: HIS LEGACY FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO MODERN-DAY POLITICS

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STUDIES

NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 1, 2017

 

Thursday, November 30
9:00-10:00 Conference registration the Aula lobby
10:00-10:30 Conference opening – AulaOpening address: Michael Forbes, Ambassador of Ireland to Bulgaria.

Introductory address: Prof. Madeleine Danova, Dean of the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology.

10:30-11:30 Keynote speech Marc Martinez, University of Rouen

SATIRE, TRUTH AND THE ART OF LYING IN GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Panel 1Hall 1

Chair: L. Kostova

Eóin Ó Cuinneagáin, University of AmsterdamCOLONIALITY OF BEING AND GLOBAL LINEAR THINKING IN SWIFT’S A MODEST PROPOSAL
Ludmilla Kostova, University of Veliko TarnovoMONARCHICAL POWER IN GULLIVER’S TRAVELS:

SWIFT AS A CRITIC OF ENLIGHTENED ABSOLUTISM?

Gus Worth, American University of BulgariaA SWIFT BREXIT?
Jonathan McCreedy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”“IS BREXIT THE MODERN DAY ‘WOOD’S HALF-PENCE’?” RE-EVALUATING SWIFT’S ECONOMIC POLICIES IN A TIME OF CONTEMPORARY CRISIS AND UNCERTAINTY IN IRELAND
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Panel 2Hall 1

Chair: E. Pancheva

Tatyana Stoicheva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski”Literaturen VesTnik AND THE FIRST Bulgarian Translation of A Modest  Proposal (2013)
Teodora Tzankova, Institute for Literature, Bulgarian Academy of SciencesPARODY AND SATIRE IN TRANSLATION: AN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TASK (NOTES ON SOME BULGARIAN TRANSLATIONS OF GULLIVER’S TRAVELS)
Evgenia Pancheva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski”“ST. PATRICK’S DEAN, GOOD SIR”: SELF-REFERENTIALITY IN SWIFT’S POETRY
17:00-18:30 Panel 3Hall 1

Chair: E. Slavova

Christo Stamenov, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski”JONATHAN SWIFT ON LANGUAGE AS A SEMIOTIC SYSTEM
Rayna Rossenova, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski”“[O]NE WHO HAS LONG BEEN AN INVISIBLE SPY OVER THE ACTIONS OF UNCONSCIOUS MORTALS”: MARY ROBINSON’S “SYLPHID” AND THE IMAGE OF THE SATIRIST
Emilia Slavova, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski”POLISHING THE LANGUAGE, POLITENESS, “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”: FROM JONATHAN SWIFT’S PROPOSAL FOR CORRECTING, IMPROVING AND ASCERTAINING THE ENGLISH TONGUE TO PRESENT-DAY LANGUAGE AND CULTURE WARS
Friday, December 1
9:30-10:30 Hall 1Keynote speech

James Ward, University of Ulster

LEGACIES OF MADNESS

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Panel 4Hall 1

Chair: A. Glavanakova

Filipina Filipova, Independent scholarA WONDERFUL YAHOO THAT COULD SPEAK LIKE A HOUYHNHNM: POST-TRUTH AND GULLIVER’S GENTLE READER
John Mullen, American University of Bulgaria“A GLASS WHEREIN BEHOLDERS DISCOVER EVERYBODY’S FACE BUT THEIR OWN”: SWIFTIAN TRAITS IN RECENT ANTI-TRUMP SATIRE
Alexandra Glavanakova, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski”REWRITING JONATHAN SWIFT’S A MODEST PROPOSAL IN “POST-RACIAL” AMERICA
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Panel 5Hall 1

Chair: V. Budakov

Mariya Dogan, Hacettepe UniversityALEXSANDER PTUSHKO’S THE NEW GULLIVER (1935): THE WORLD’S FIRST FULL-LENGTH ANIMATED FILM AND PRAGMATICS OF IDEOLOGICAL ADAPTATION
Melissa Richard, University of RouenSWIFT: FROM BOOK TO TV ADAPTATION_A NEW LEGACY
Monika Kosa, University of Cluj-NapocaENCHANTING THE MIND: THE ROLE OF MAGIC IN JONATHAN SWIFT’S GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
Vesselin Budakov, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”TRAVELS INTO REMOTE PLANETS AND TIMES: ADVENTURE AND SPECULATIVE SF IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY IMITATIONS OF JONATHAN SWIFT’S GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
16:00 Conference Closing
19:00 Conference Dinner

 

With the kind support of:

Academic Foundation for English and American Studies

Embassy of Ireland in Bulgaria

 
 

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