Monthly Archives: March 2013

La Coupole

Posted by PH on March 31, 2013
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Walked in the freezing cold from Odéon down to the Boulevard du Montparnasse for the end-of-conference “banquet” last night at La Coupole. Tragically we were in the downstairs ballroom rather than the brasserie itself. Food mediocre but the company very good: had long and involving conversations with Joshua Parker (Dept. of English and American Studies, Salzburg), Brian Richardson (Professor of English, Maryland), and Golnaz Shams (PhD student, Freiburg).

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Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Posted by PH on March 30, 2013
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This chilly Easter weekend I’m in Paris for the 3rd Conference of the European Narratology Network. Here’s some pics of the venue: a lovely and extremely varied campus, if a little run-down in places:

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The delegates gather.

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Brian Richardson delivers the one of the first keynote speeches on Friday morning.

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Human sacrifices entirely absent!

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Exciting but brutal modernist workout. Derelict.

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Interesting juxtaposition: Bauhaus-style building with man-monkey statues.

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Raphaël Baroni delivers the final keynote on Saturday afternoon.

The conference? I delivered my paper yesterday and it went as well as could be expected. Overall? Let’s just say that I found the limits of my interest in narrative quite early on…

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