Program: American and English Studies Workshop: Reading COVID-19 in the Anglo-American context

Reading COVID-19 in the Anglo-American Context

American and English Studies Workshop
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Faculty Assembly Hall (“Vijećnica”), September 26, 2020

Organizers: HUAmS, HDAS, Department of English

Workshop Program

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Workshop Program

9:30 – Opening Remarks

–:– – 11:00

Lovro Furjanić: “Pandemic Lessons from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Felix Purat: “An Unclean Slate: Adaptation to Catastrophe in Philip K. Dick’s Universe” (on-line)

Rudolf Sárdi: “Transnational Interconnectedness in Pandemic Literature” (on-line)

Nicole Haring: “Going back to the 50s (?): Reading Covid-19 through a Feminist Lens” (on-line)

11:15 – 12:30
Key note address

Stipe Grgas: “Critique in the Time of Corona”

12:45 – 14: 15

Andrea Jović: “Imagine all Celebrities Challenging Capitalism: COVID-19 Celebrity Humanitarianism”

Selma Tobudić: “Hacking the Pandemic: Reasons for Borrowing a Title” (on-line)

Evelina Miščin / Paula Pufek: “Duality in Novels and Films about Pandemics”

Ana Kovačić: “How To Do (Dangerous) Things With Words: Pragmatics of a Pandemic Context”

Jelena Šesnić: “U.S. American Higher Education in the Coronavirus Whirlwind:

A Stalemate or a New Beginning?”

– Lunch

– CAAS Annual Assembly (Zoom meeting; only for the CAAS members)

On-line participants
will be connected via Zoom platform (the link will be provided in due course).

Lunch for the participants will be provided in a nearby facility; it is covered by the workshop fee.