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Snarvei til tidspunkt: 09:15-10:00 - 10:15-11:00 - 11:15-12:00 - 12:15-13:00 - 13:15-14:00 - 14:15-15:00
The Wickedest Man in the World: Occultism, Literature and Villainy
Førstelektor Stuart McWilliams
10:15-11:00: Digitalt, Zoom (Engelsk, Litteratur)
An exploration of English literature and culture’s dark and glamorous underside at the beginning of the twentieth century. What made a character like occultist Aleister Crowley so feared in his own time, and so celebrated later (in the rock music and counterculture of the 60s and 70s, for example)? Furthermore, how was Crowley himself involved in creating his public personae? This presentation will show how fact and fiction conspired to create the ultimate bad reputation.
Literature, Cognition, Emotions: Transformative reading in the classroom
Postdoktor Olivia da Costa Fialho
11:15-12:00: Digitalt, Zoom (Engelsk, Litteratur, Norsk)
We say that literature can change your life. How has this been researched? And what are the pedagogical applications in the literature classroom? In this lecture, we will present recent work on how reading literature changes the perception of ourselves and the perception of others in a process called "transformative reading". We will introduce an educational programme for young adult students, which brings empirical research on the effects of reading to bear on how these students are guided in their insights into fictional and real selves.
Children`s Literature and the Environment: the Case of "The Hunger Games"
Førstelektor Eleanor McCausland
12:15-13:00: Digitalt, Zoom (Engelsk, Litteratur)
This talk will explore the potential of an ecocritical approach to children`s and young adult literature by exploring how one of the most popular books of the genre in recent years, Suzanne Collins`s "Hunger Games" trilogy, engages with pressing environmental concerns. It will look particularly at the representation of food and `unnatural eating` in the trilogy, and demonstrate how Collins advocates for a more hopeful future through the remedial powers of the child and unadulterated contact with the natural world.
America’s Relationship with China: Prospects for World Stability
Professor Mark Luccarelli
13:15-14:00: Digitalt, Zoom (Engelsk, Samfunnskunnskap)
Nothing is more important at the moment for world stability than Sino-American relations. Ten years ago, the western media was largely positive about maintaining a close working relationship with China. Today the assessments are largely pessimistic. Both assessments have been hastily drawn and lack substance. This talk will consider the causes of conflict between the US and China, the possible impact of the coming presidential election, and the three alternatives available to American decision makers as they confront the reality of China’s rise to great power status.