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Third Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference (June 20-22, 2018. Lisbon, Portugal)

Tentative Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 20

Registration: 9- 10 a.m. (GSL Auditorium)

Plenary Opening Address – 10.00-11.00 a.m. (GSL Grand Hall)
John and Lucy Dos Passos Coggin

Dos Passos on the Stage – 11.00 p.m.-12.30 p.m. (GSL Auditorium)
Tiago Patrício, University of Lisbon: “Roderigo”
Philip Gyde Poulsen, University of Southern Denmark: “Drama On- and Off-Stage: John Dos Passos and Theatrical Pioneers”
Jessica Teague, University of Nevada at Las Vegas: “Dos Passos and the Theatre: Russia-USA. 1928”
12.30-2.30 p.m. Lunch Break

New Approaches to Manhattan Transfer – 2.30-4.00. p.m. (GSL Auditorium)
Keiko Misugi, Kobe College: “Captivated by Words: Jimmy Herf’s Yearning for Corporeal Experience in Manhattan Transfer”
Irakli Tskhvediani, Akaki Tsereteli State University: “Real City, Mythic City: Mythopoeic Chronotope in John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer”
Sixta Quassdorf, University of St. Gallen: “‘There Is No Right Life in a Wrong One’: Drink and Abstinence in John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer and U. S. A.”

4.00-4.15 p.m. – Coffee Break

Teaching the Works of Dos Passos in the College Classroom – 4.15-5.15 p.m.
Mário Avelar, Universidade Aberta – ULICES/Lisbon University and Vice President, Lisbon Geographic Society
Rosa María Bautista Cordero, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio
Fredrik Tydal, Stockholm School of Economics

Thursday, June 21
Dos Passos Abroad – 10.00 a.m.-11.30 p.m. (GSL Auditorium)
Fernanda Luísa da Silva Feneja, University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies: “Dos Passos’s Narrative of Easter Island: Island of Enigmas”
Richard Wall, independent scholar: “A Moral Compass in a World More Traveled: Reflections on War, Victory, and Defeat in Tour of Duty, The Great Days, and Century’s Ebb”
Eulalia Piñero Gil, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid: “Translating John Dos Passos’s ‘Winter in Castile’ as a Transcultural/Transnational Performance”
Ana Paula Avelar, Portuguese Open University: “How the Story Becomes History: A Reading of The Portugal Story’s Historiographic Discourse”

Lunch Break 11.30 a.m-1.30 p.m.

Plenary Lecture – 1.30-2.30 p.m. (GSL Auditorium)
Salvato Telles de Menezes, President, King Luis Foundation: “Film and Literature: John Dos Passos”

Responses to Fascism – 2.30-4.00 p.m. (GSL Auditorium)
Rosa María Bautista Cordero, Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio (Madrid): “Translation as Rewriting and Manipulation in the Spanish Adventures of a Young Man, by John Dos Passos”
Mario Ortiz Robles, University of Wisconsin at Madison: “Whose Turn? Rereading John Dos Passos’s Adventures of a Young Man”
Fredrik Tydal, Stockholm School of Economics: “Dos Passos and the Literature of Reconstruction in Post-Fascist Italy”

Sonia Tercero Ramiro’s Robles, Duelo al Sol  – 7.00 p.m.-9.00 p.m.
Mario Ortiz-Robles, respondent
Screening at Cinemateca Portuguesa, Rua Barata Salgueiro 39
(Avenida Metro Station)

Friday, June 22

Politics at Mid-Century  – 10.00-12.00 p.m. (GSL Auditorium)
Lynn Purkey, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: “Famously Forgotten: The Russian Reception of Dos Passos”
Alberto Lena, Department of Education, Castilla y Leon: “On Dangerous Ground: The Representation of Spain in Dos Passos’s Adventures of a Young Man and Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls”
David Murad, Lakeland Community College: “The Politics of John Dos Passos: Humanism amid Political Change”
Miguel Oliveira, University of Lisbon: “John Dos Passos: Burned and Banned under Hitler—Republished in Postwar and Partitioned Germany”

Lunch Break 12.00-2.00 p.m.

Modernist Innovation – 2.00-4.00 p.m. (GSL Auditorium)
Thomas Lavelle, Stockholm School of Economics: “Physical versus Organizational Space in One Man’s Initiation and Three Soldiers”
Delphine Robach, International School, Hilversum, Netherlands: “Stylistic Exploration and Innovation: The Use of Parentheses in the ‘Camera Eye’ in Dos Passos’s U. S. A.”
Bernardo Silva, University of Nottingham: “John Dos Passos’s Exploration of Consciousness in U. S. A.”
Aaron Shaheen, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: “Dos Passos’s Vorticist Prose”

Closing Session/Business Meeting – 4.15 p.m. (Algarve Room)

March 15th: Registration opens
May 15th: Registration closes
Registration Fees:
Panelists: €100, which includes JDPS membership fee for a year, JDPS Newsletter, and certificate of participation
General Public €35, which includes entrance to conference and certificate of attendance
Students €20, which includes entrance to conference and certificate of attendance
(Participants can consult or other online sources for the latest exchange rates)