Program 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 24

15:00 – Nordic House: Registration

16:00 – Nordic House: Opening
Welcoming: Max Dager, Director of the Nordic House
Address: Ástráður Eysteinsson, Dean of Humanities, University of Iceland
Opening of conference: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Minister of Culture and Education

Keynote Speaker: Robin Hemley, Director of the Nonfiction Workshop at the University of Iowa: Lines That Create Motion

Moderator: Rúnar Helgi Vignisson, Director of the Creative Writing Program, University of Iceland

Opening of exhibitions:
Foyer: ‘Ekphrasis’  Selected Works by Calum Colvin
Basement: Artists’ Books and Networks
Reception 6 –7 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 25

9:00–10:15 – University of Iceland and the Nordic House

Askja 130
Translatability and Creative Differences
Moderator: Gauti Kristmannsson, Professor of Translation Studies, University of Iceland

Anastasia Borisova, Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State University:
Japanese translations of the Book of Psalms – religious poetry across cultures

Beata Kowalczyk, PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo:
Unbearable Untranslatability. Polish and English Version of the Japanese Play Five Days in March by Toshiki Okada

Yau-yuk Chong, Associate Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong:
The Play of Creative Differences: Poetics of Film Title Translation in Hong Kong

Askja 131
Film Adaptations and Creative Writing
Moderator: Martin Regal, Associate Professor of English, University of Iceland

Anubha Anushree, Assistant Professor at The University of Delhi, India:
Radicalizing Romance: (Re-)Adapting  the Nation in Saratchandra Chattopadhyay’s Debdas

Jukka Sihvonen, Professor at The University of Turku, Finland:
David Cronenberg and Adaptive-Expressionist Biology

Kaisa Kurikka, PhD Candidate at The University of Turku, Finland:
Films In-Between Book-Covers: What Is Happening to Baby Jane?

Nordic House
Creative Writing and the Digital Age
Moderator: Dóra Ísleifsdóttir, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Iceland Academy of the Arts

Andrej Blatnik, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia:
Content vs. context – from the aura of substance to the pseudo-aura of the author

J.D.A. Winslow, artist and poet, Scotland:
How the Internet Saved me from the Post-Modern Monster

Kelly Peters, Graduate Student at Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA:
Fan fiction and Wikis: How the Digital Age has brought about the True “Death of the Author”

10:30 – University of Iceland and the Nordic House

Askja 130
Cultural Space and Creative Writing
Moderator: Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir, Associate Professor in Comparative Literature 

Anne Burke, Lecturer at Middlesex University, London, UK:
The Blind Flâneur: sensing the city and self through walking

Paola Attolino, Associate Professor at The University of Salerno, Italy:
“Flipping something outta nothing”: on the translatability of hip-hop iconicity

Sergi Mainer (Spain), Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at The University College Cork, Ireland:
The Ideological Recreation of Maria-Antònia Salvà’s translation of Frederic Mistral’s Mirèio during the Catalan Diaspora

Askja 131
Cinematic Representations and Creative Writing
Moderator: Heiða Jóhannsdóttir, PhD Candidate in Film and Cultural Studies, University College London

Kristen Radtke, Instructor at The University of Iowa, USA:
Video and the Transformation of Twenty-First Century Essaying

Riikka Pelo, Ph.D. candidate in Arts at Aalto University, Finland:
Translatabilities: figure of caesura in the context of screenwriting

Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir, Lecturer at The University of Iceland:
Translating History Into Film: The Case of Mary Queen of Scots

Nordic House
Signs and Symbols in Creative Writing
Moderator: Benedikt Hjartarson, Adjunct Lecturer in Comparative Literature, University of Iceland

Zachary Tyler Vickers, Lecturer at the University of Iowa, USA:
Convergence: Text-Image Dynamics of The Graphic Novel

Birger Vanwesenbeeck, Assistant Professor of State University of New York, USA:
Lacrimae Rerum: Ekphrastic Mourning from Virgil to the Moderns

Martin Regal, Associate Professor of English, University of Iceland:
“Add a graphic and increase your traffic” – Intermedial Signification in A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Lunch break

13:00 – Nordic House

Plenary – Keynote speaker:

Abé Mark Nornes, Chair of the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures and Professor of Asian Cinema in Both the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and School of Art & Design at The University of Michigan, USA:

Translating Calligraphy

Moderator: Björn Þór Vilhjálmsson, Instructor in Film Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Iceland

14:15 – University of Iceland and the Nordic House

Askja 130
Music and Creative Writing
Moderator: Hildigunnur Rúnarsdóttir, Composer, Music Teacher, Singer

Adrian Tien, Assistant Professor at The National University of Singapore:
The Linguistics of Music: Analysing aesthetic and cultural meanings of Chinese music as a case study

Anna Ponomareva, Lecturer  at The Imperial College London, UK:
Connection between Word and Music: Eugene Onegin, Novel in Verse and Opera

Hallveig Ágústsdóttir, PhD. candidate at Brunel University, London, UK:
Visual Music, Graphic Notation & Sound-drawing

Askja 131
Textual Space
Moderator: Ólöf Gerður Sigfúsdóttir, Director of Research Service Center, Iceland Academy of the Arts

Birna Kristjánsdóttir, PhD candidate at the University of Iceland:
Material and Meaning at the Museum

ENDEMI – Ragnhildur Jóhannsdóttir, Visual Artist; Elísabet Brynhildardóttir, Visual Artist; Katrín IJH Hirt, Visual Artist;
Selma Hreggviðsdóttir, Visual Artist; Lilja Birgisdóttir, Visual Artist:
When is Art Text and Text Art?

Soffía Sæmundsdóttir, Visual Artist, Iceland:
Revealing Words…

Nordic House
Issues in Creative Writing
Moderator: Hlín Agnarsdóttir, Author and Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Iceland

Rúnar Helgi Vignisson, Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Iceland:
Fictional Truth – using the methods of fiction in biographies

Suvi Nurmi, Visual Artist, Finland:
Poetry Workshop as a Method of Community-based Art

Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson, Graduate Student at The University of Iceland:
A Few Words on the Act of Writing a Message in a Bottle

 

15:45 Nordic House: Plenary session
Performance Art and Creative Writing
Moderator: Ingibjörg Þórisdóttir, Education Manager, University of Iceland

Gudri Lapé, Art Student at Iceland Academy of the Arts:
“Text-I’ll Spin through Textile”

Julie Fournier Lévesque, Visual Artist, Canada:
Undictation

Anat Eisenberg, Director/Dances; Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir, Poet, Iceland; Rakel McMahon, Visual Artist, Saga Sigurðardóttir, Dancer, Iceland; Yair Vardi, Light Designer/Performance Artist, Germany; performed by Rakel McMahon and Saga Sigurðardóttir:
Preview – The Days of the Child Prodigy Are Over

 

SATURDAY, MAY 26

10:30 – University of Iceland and the Nordic House

Askja 130
Reproduction, reconstitution and voice sculptures
Moderator: Andri Snær Magnason, Author

Þráinn Hjálmarsson, Composer, Iceland:
Snemmendis

Helga Þórsdóttir, Visual Artist, Iceland:
Freya as Re-Production

Hlynur Helgason, Adjunct Lecturer at The Iceland Academy of the Arts:
The Constitution of the Republic of Iceland in Performance –
An analysis of the re-constitution of the Constitution of the Republic of
Iceland into a musical performance by artist team Ólafur Ólafsson
and Libia Castro

Askja 131
Creative Translation
Moderator: Magnea J. Matthíasdóttir, Translator and Lecturer in Creative Writing/Translation Studies, University of Iceland

Christopher Dick, Associate Professor at Tabor College, USA:
“A Pregnant Allegory”: Metaphor in German Translations of Moby-Dick

Gauti Kristmannsson, Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Iceland:
Roaring in Silence: Translating the Scream in Visual Representations

Katelin Parsons (Canada), Research Scholar at the Árni Mangússon Institute of Icelandic Studies:
A translation as lovely as a tree: Writing about translation in 17th century Iceland

Nordic House
Forms of Writing
Moderator: Rúnar Helgi Vignisson, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, University of Iceland

Monika Keska, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Granada, Spain:
Fury in a Cage: Seven Poems after Francis Bacon

LO, Yuen-yi, Assistant Professor at The University of Macau, China:
An (In)Visible Letter

Turið Sigurðardóttir, Professor at The University of the Faroes, Faroes Islands:
“When the paint brush finally puts me down” – The visuality  of Tóroddur Poulsen’s poetry

Lunch break

13:00 – Nordic House: Plenary – Keynote speaker: Calum Colvin
Moderator: Gauti Kristmannsson, Professor of Translation Studies, University of Iceland

14:15 – University of Iceland and the Nordic House

Askja 130
Translation and Composition
Moderator: Sabine Leskopf, Translator and Interpreter

Kelly Kar Yue Chan, Assistant Professor at The Open University of Hong Kong:
The Musical Setting of Chinese Poetry as Expressed in English

Muhammad Hesham, Assistant Professor at The Helwan University, Egypt:
Translating the Untranslatable: Emily Dickinson’s Poetry as a Challenge

Johanna Hällsten, Lecturer at Loughborough University, UK:
Translating a Composition: performing the interval

Nordic House
Visual Arts and Creative Writing
Moderator: Shauna Laurel Jones, Lecturer in Art History, Reykjavík School of Visual Arts

Katharina Kim Alsen, Writer and Graduate Student at the History of Art Department, University of Oxford, UK:
Blurring Speaks: Gerhard Richter’s Photo Paintings and the Notion of Vagueness

Lesley Duxbury, Professor at The School of Art, RMIT University, Australia:
Picture This: The use of text as art to evoke images or create disjuncture

Mary Hark, Assistant Professor at The University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA:
Making Artwork Between Cultures: Book Arts in Kumasi, Ghana

15:45 Nordic House: Plenary session
Performance Art and Creative Writing
Moderator: Aðalheiður L. Guðmundsdóttir, Program Director of Art Theory, Iceland Academy of the Arts

Heather Connelly, PhD Candidate (by Fine Art Practice) Loughborough University, UK:
Speaking through the Voice of Another VII: Who speaks?

Imri Sandström, Artist, Sweden:
The Spelling and the Spell of Dying Men

Małgorzata Dancewicz and Krzysztof Pawlik – INIRE, Performance Artists, Poland:
re-membering re-called