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09.00 - 09.15

Introduction: Do We Still Need Baroque? Intermedial Perspectives on an Ephemeral Aesthetics

Birgit Neumann, University of Duesseldorf


09.15 - 10.10

Ekphrasis as Experience and Reinvention: From Baroque to Neo-Baroque

Massimo Fusillo, University of L'Aquila


10.10 - 10.30

Coffee Break


10.30 - 11.10

Baroque Ghost Writers: Shakespeare, Joyce

Roger Lüdeke, University of Duesseldorf


11.10 - 11.50

The (Neo-)Baroque and the English Culture: A Categorization and its Discontents

Andreas Mahler, Free University of Berlin


11.50 - 12.15

Coffee Break


12.15 - 12.50

Dance the Death: Transmedial Frame-Breaking in Elfriede Jelinek’s Children of the Dead

Helga Mitterbauer, Free University of Brussels


13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break


14.00 - 14.45

Neobaroque Metaleptic Ekphrasis: Representing Art and Democracy in Joseph Heller's Novel Picture This

Zofia Kolbuszewska, University of Wroclaw


14.45 - 15.30

Repetition With a Difference: Jamaica Kincaid's Neo-Baroque Experiments With Literary Visuality

Gabriele Rippl, University of Bern


15.30 - 15.45



15.45 - 16.30

Henrietta Lacks, Sprague-Dawley Rats, Saint Theresa and Polystyrene: Baroque Visual Animacies of Race and Temporality in Evelyn Reilly's Styrofoam

Maria Zirra, Stockholm University & Rhodes University


16.30 - 17.10

Vanitas in the Anthropocene: Finitude and Radical Hope in Neo-Baroque Literatures

Florian Mussgnug, University College London


17.10 - 17.50

Neo-Baroque Aesthetics in Post-Global Literatures: A Latin American Perspective

Gesine Müller, University of Cologne



Final Discussion



Conference Dinner

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