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

POETRY READINGS

by

SEAMUS HEANEY

&

ANTHONY THWAITE

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

 

LECTURES:
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. 

 

For further information go to

http://www.hardysociety.org/conference.htm

For booking form go to

http://www.hardysociety.org/conferencebookingform.htm

 

 

 

Or: The Thomas Hardy Society, Tel/fax: +44 (0)1305 251501

Email: info@hardysociety.org