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  • “Walter Pater: Continuity and Discontinuity”
    International Walter Pater Conference

    Keynote speakers: Laurel BRAKE and Lene ØSTERMARK-JOHANSEN

    Conference organizers:
    Martine Lambert-Charbonnier, Paris-Sorbonne University, VALE
    Charlotte Ribeyrol, Paris-Sorbonne University, VALE
    Bénédicte Coste, University of Bourgogne, TIL (Texte, Image, Langage)
    Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada, University of Rouen, ERIAC
    3 -5 July 2014 Maison de la Recherche (Serpente)



    We are grateful for the support of the Walter Pater International Society.

    The conference will host a meeting of the contributors and subscribers to the Pater Newsletter, published by the Pater Society.

    Design for Windrush printed fabric by William Morris, 1881-83 (Identification from Linda Parry, ed.: William Morris, Abrams, 1996, ISBN 0-8109-4282-8, p. 265).
    Source: Planet Art CD of royalty-free PD images William Morris: Selected Works (see online)

    Saturday 5 July 16.00-17.30 Session 11 New Pater Criticism
    Chair: Lesley Higgins (York University, Canada)
    Dennis Denisoff (Ryerson University, Canada):
    “’One continuous shelter’: Pagan Ecology in Marius the Epicurean”
    Megan Becker-Leckrone (University of Nevada):
    “Walter Pater in the Wilderness”
    Amanda Paxton (York University, Canada):
    “The Theory of the Moment in a Comparative Perspective: Coleridge, Pater, and Bergson”

    Saturday 5 July 17.30-18.00 Meeting of the Pater Newsletter’s contributors and subscribers
    Saturday 5 July 14.00-15.30 Session 10 Pater and 19th-century beliefs
    Chair: Claire Masurel-Murray (Paris-Sorbonne University)
    Adam Lee (Sheridan College):
    “Trace, Race, And Grace: The Influence of Ernest Renan’s Souvenirs d’enfance et de jeunesse on Pater’s Gaston De Latour”
    Sarah Lyons (University of Kent):
    “Only the Thorough Sceptic Can be the Perfect Saint: Altruism, Agnosticism and Pater’s Marius the Epicurean”
    Dominique Millet-Gérard (Paris-Sorbonne University):
    “Walter Pater: Beauty as a ‘poetic principle’ of continuity”
    Saturday 5 July 11.30-13.00 Session 9 Going foreign: Pater abroad
    Chair: Kenneth Daley (Columbia College, Chicago)
    Bénédicte Coste (University of Burgundy):
    “Walter Pater: French Continuity and Discontinuity”
    Jonah Siegel (Rutgers University, USA):
    “Pater’s Houses: The Afterlives of an Image”
    Sylvie Arlaud (Paris-Sorbonne University):
    “Walter Pater’s reception in fin-de-siècle Vienna”
    Saturday 5 July 9.30-11.00 Session 8 Intertextuality as discontinuity
    Chair: Stefano Evangelista (Trinity College, University of Oxford)
    Carolyn Williams (Rutgers University, USA):
    “Textual Time Zones”
    Thomas Albrecht (Tulane University, New Orleans):
    “Cosmopolitanism in ‘Joachim du Bellay’”
    Daichi Ishikawa (Keio University, Tokyo):
    “A Great Chain of Curiosity: Pater’s ‘Sir Thomas Browne’ and its Nineteenth-Century British Context”
    Friday 4 July 14.00-15.00 Session 7 Writing Lives: Self and Other
    Chair: Carolyn Williams (Rutgers University, USA)
    Kit Andrews (Western Oregon University, USA):
    “Walter Pater’s Lives of Philosophers: the Discontinuities of Life and Thought”
    Ulrike Stamm (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin):
    “Pater and the Dis/continuities of Cultural Alterity”
    16.00-17.00 Keynote Speaker: Laurel Brake (Birbeck, University of London):
    “Pater and the new media: the ‘child’ in the ‘house’”
    LAMBERT-CHARBONNIER Martine (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
    Chair: Martine Lambert-Charbonnier (Paris-Sorbonne University)
    Friday 4 July 11.00-12.30 Session 6 Pater’s New Sensations
    Chair: Catherine Delyfer (University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail)
    Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt University, USA):
    “Walter Pater and Sensation”
    Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London):
    “Air and Atmosphere in Walter Pater”
    MANNING Nicholas (Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV)
    “Unimpassioned Passion: Inner Excess and Exterior Restraint in Pater’s Rhetoric of Affect”
    Friday 4 July 09.30-10.30 Session 5 Life and (after)lives of Pater
    Chair: Frédéric Regard (Paris-Sorbonne University)
    Martine Lambert-Charbonnier (Paris-Sorbonne University):
    “Discontinuity in biography: are there different Paters?”
    Elisa Bizotto (IUAV University of Venice):
    “Dis-continuous Minds: Madness in Pater and After”
    Thursday 3 July 16.00-17.00 Session 4 Political masculinities
    Chair: David Latham (York University)
    Michael Davis (Le Moyne College):
    “Castration, Incorporation and Queer historiography in ‘Notes on Leonardo da Vinci’”
    Noriyuki Nozue (Osaka City University):
    “Pater’s Political Playing with Englishness in ‘Emerald Uthwart’”
    17.00-18.00 Keynote Speaker: Lene Østermark-Johansen (University of Copenhagen):
    “’What came of him?’ Change and Continuity in Pater’s Portraits »
    Thursday 3 July 14.00-15.30 Session 3 Dis/continuous Art Criticism
    Chair: Barrie Bullen (Royal Holloway College)
    AQUIEN Pascal (Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV))
    “A Reading of the Mona Lisa”
    Elizabeth Prettejohn (University of York, UK):
    “Pater and Sculpture: Between Ancient and Modern”
    Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada (University of Rouen):
    “Walter Pater and Contemporary Art Critics: Dis/Continuities”
    Thursday 3 July 11.00-12.30 Session 2 Pater in and out of his texts
    Chair: Lene Østermark-Johansen (University of Copenhagen)
    Stefano Evangelista (Trinity College, University of Oxford):
    “Walter Pater’s Love of Letters”
    Kenneth Daley (Columbia College, Chicago):
    “The Problem of ‘Feuillet’s La Morte’”
    Robert M. Seiler (University of Calgary, Canada):
    “The Book as Aesthetic Object”
    Thursday 3 July 9.30-10.30 Session 1: Pater in and out of his texts
    Chair: Laurel Brake (Birbeck, University of London)
    Lesley Higgins (York University, Canada) and David Latham (York University):
    “The Later Pater: The Choice of Copy-Text for The Collected Works of Walter Pater”
    Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles):
    “‘What an interesting period… is this we are in!’: Walter Pater and the Synchronization of the ‘Aesthetic Life’”
    Thursday 3 July 9.00-9.30 Welcome
    Welcome by Pascal Aquien, Vice-President of Paris-Sorbonne University