Friday 19th

Friday, September 19th

8.30-9 Registration at the Nordic House

9-10.15 Plenary Session – Keynote Speaker: Matthew Rubery – “Can a Book Talk?”*

Moderator: Martin Regal, Associate Professor of English, University of Iceland

Coffee break*

10.30-11.45 – Parallel Sessions

1. Aesthetics & Research (Nordic House)

Moderator: Ólöf Gerður Sigfúsdóttir, Director of Research Services, Iceland Academy of the Arts

2. Museology (Nýi-Garður 201)

Moderator: Gauti Kristmannsson, Professor of Translation Studies, University of Iceland

3. Poetry (Nýi-Garður 301)

Moderator: Martin Regal, Associate Professor of English, University of Iceland

11.45 – The Grave of Icelandic Studies- A Workshop Expedition under an Open Sky 

Lunch is incldued and will be served during the expedition**

13.15-14.15 Plenary Session – Keynote Speaker: David Spurr – Architecture and Modern Literature : a Persistent Dialogue*

Moderator: Ástráður Eysteinsson, Dean of School of Humanities, University of Iceland

Coffee break*

14.30-15.45 – Parallel Sessions

4. Visual Arts (Nordic House)

Moderator: Haraldur Jónsson, Artist

5. In-Between I (Askja 120)

Moderator: Björn Þór Vilhjálmsson, Adjunct Lecturer in Comparative Literature, University of Iceland

6. Literature (Askja 130)

Moderator: Kristín Guðrún Jónsdóttir, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Iceland

Coffee break*

16-17.15 – Performances (Nordic House)

Moderator: Haraldur Jónsson, Artist

20.00: Keynote – Amy Tan on her life and works (Silfurberg B, Harpa Concert Hall)

Admission to this event is included in the conference pass. Tickets for non-conference members are available at harpa.is.

 

*All plenary sessions and coffee breaks take place at the Nordic House

**Suggested restaurants for lunch: Aalto Bistro at the Nordic House, Háma at the UI and Skrúður at Radisson Blu Hotel Saga