The Sixteenth International
THOMAS HARDY CONFERENCE
Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom
Saturday 31 July - Saturday 7 August 2004
Street performances of Hardy Scenes
“Hardy” films at the Pastore Theatre
Recital by baritone Stephen Varcoe
Concert by The Madding Crowd
Readings of Hardy’s poetry
All day coach trip to St Juliot, Cornwall
Tours to Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Wells
Tour “A Group of Noble Houses”
Visit the “Mellstock” heartland
Tea at Max Gate
Professor Michael Millgate: 'Afterwards: Thomas Hardy as a Biographical Subject'
Professor Michael Irwin: 'Moving Pictures of the Mind: How to ExperienceThe Dynasts'
Professor Barbara Hardy: 'Thomas Hardy and Seamus Heaney'
Professor Francesco Marroni: 'Thomas Hardy and the Landscape of Historical Consciousness'
Joanna Cullen Brown:
‘Why Hardy’s Poetry?’
Phillip Mallett: 'Hardy, Emma, and the Poems of 1912-13'
Doctor Stephen Regan: 'Vision and Design in Far From the Madding Crowd'
Professor Pamela Dalziel: 'The Gospel according to Hardy: from Theology to Apology'
Ann Thwaite: '"My Dear Gosse": The Friendship between Thomas Hardy and Edmund Gosse'
Timothy Mowl: ‘The historic gardens of Dorset, and the Hardy factor’
Lecturers will chair follow-up seminars in the afternoons
SEMINARS AND TALKS:
Doctor James Gibson: ‘Thomas Hardy: A Last Word.’
Professor John Doheny:
'The Return of the Native: an Enigma, a Dilemma'
Professor Eugene Davis: 'Musical-Aesthetic Alternatives in The Return of the Native'
Doctor Angelique Richardson: 'Hardy and the Life of the Mind'
Alan Chedzoy: ‘Hardy and Kipling.’
Andrew Leah: ‘Hardy's friendship with T.E. Lawrence.’
FILM SYMPOSIUM: ‘Thomas Hardy on Film’
Chaired by Professor Rosemarie Morgan & Professor Robert Schweik
Professor Keith Wilson: 'Far from the Madding Crowd in the Cinema'
Professor Terry Wright: 'Hardy as Cinematic Novelist'
Professor Shannon Rogers: 'The Whole Left Behind: Omitted scenes in Polanski's Tess'
Professor Richard Nemesvari: 'Romancing the Text: Genre, Indeterminacy, & Televising Tess
There will be the usual 'singsong' courtesy of Professor Eugene Davis to end the session.
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