Grace King of New Orleans, 2014

poster kingInternational Conference
Université de Lorraine
UFR Arts, Lettres et Langues, Ile du Saulcy, Metz
9-11 October 2014
Grace King of New Orleans:
Beyond Local Color Fiction


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Travel to Metz & Saulcy campus




Thursday 9 October

Room B 12 (building B, ground floor)

3:00 – 3:45 pm Keynote address: Melissa Walker Heidari, “‘The continual voyage I made’: Grace King’s Liminal Spaces”
4:00 – 4:15 pm Coffee break
4:15 – 6:00 pm Workshop on “The Little Convent Girl”, with the participation of Third-Year and Master students


Friday 10 October

Morning: Room A 208 (building A, second floor)

Afternoon: Room A 210 (building A, second floor)

9:30 Ralph Poole, “Grace King as Southern Humorist”
10:15 Sirpa Salenius, “‘Il m’aime passionnément’: The Marriage Question in Grace King and Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s Fiction”
11:00 Daniela Daniele, “The only convent in the town of many countries: ‘The Little Convent Girl’ and King’s historical narratives of New Orleans”
12:00 Lunch break
14:15 Claire Conilleau, “E-Motion: ‘The Little Convent Girl’ and the Modernist Poetics of Displacement”
15:00 Khristeena M. Lute, “Between Grace and Grit: Modernity and Liminality in Grace King’s Fiction”
15:45 Ineke Bockting, “Liminality and Linguistics: a stylistic analysis of Grace King’s Balcony Stories


Saturday 11 October

Room A 208 (building A, second floor)

9:30 Françoise Buisson, “The Theatricality of Writing in Grace King’s Short Stories: Invisible Women on the Balcony”
10:15 Stéphanie Durrans, “Grace King’s Apocalyptic Fiction: Lifting the Veil over ‘The Story of a Day’”
11:00 Kathie Birat, “Voicing race in Grace King’s Monsieur Motte


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