The programme for ‘Networking May Sinclair’ is now confirmed! This two-day event, originally planned in-person in 2020, will now be held on Zoom on the 24th and 25th of June, 2021. Registration is free, and you can reserve your place by emailing Florence Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org – all welcome.
Please note all times are Paris time (UTC/GMT +2 hours), as this event is hosted at Nantes.
NETWORKING MAY SINCLAIR
UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES, 24-25 June 2021
Convenors : Leslie de Bont, Isabelle Brasme & Florence Marie
Thursday 24 June
10:00 Welcome Address (“Paris time – UTC/GMT +2 hours”)
10:15-11:15: May Sinclair between the Victorians and the Modernists
Chair: Florence Marie
Georges Letissier – “The Innocence of the Eye”: May Sinclair’s Reversed Case Study of the Brontës.
Maria Juko – Jessie Boucherett’s Smilesian Gentlewomen in May Sinclair’s Three Sisters.
11:30-12:30 Memory and Aftermath
Chair: Isabelle Brasme
Andrew Frayn – “Odd how the War changes us”: May Sinclair, domesticity and war
Jana Funke – “Nothing is lost”: May Sinclair, Inherited Memory and Impersonality.
14:00-15:00 Critical Networks
Chair: Shalini Sengupta
Isabelle Brasme – May Sinclair, Modernist Critic.
Stella Deen – May Sinclair and the Network of Women Writer-Critics.
Chair: Claire Drewery
Christine Battersby – With Schopenhauer at the Belgian Front: May Sinclair’s War Journal and Related Texts
James Thrall – Agency and the Modern Mysticism of May Sinclair.
Friday 25 June
9:30- 11:00 Woman in/of letters
Chair: Rebecca Bowler
Philippa Martindale – “Swimming on the top of this wave”: May Sinclair, Her Life in Letters
Suzana Zink – “Miss Sinclair’s Sparkles”: May Sinclair in Contemporary Newspapers
Sanna Schyllert – “‘Don’t have anything to do with them,’ she said”: May Sinclair as a fictional character.
11:15-12:45 Aesthetic Networks
Chair: Sanna Schyllert
Emma Liggins – Women writing the uncanny in the 1920s: May Sinclair, Clemence Dane and Elizabeth Bowen.
Shalini Sengupta – Broken Gifts: May Sinclair, Modernism, and the Motif of Exchange.
Khalid Chaouch – May Sinclair and her Illustrators/Co-Authors.
14:00-15:00 Treading New Ground
Chair: Georges Letissier
Milena Schwab-Graham – “Sharp, queer, uncertain happiness”: Walking as feminist “affective militancy” in May Sinclair’s Mary Olivier.
Faye Pickrem – The Anatomy of Agency in May Sinclair
15:15-16:45 KEYNOTE LECTURE – Rebecca Bowler and Claire Drewery
Chair: Leslie de Bont