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Unless otherwise stated, all conference venues are Workshop Theatre, Studio 1.

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Afternoon

Registration, with tea/coffee: 14:00-15:00

Welcome address: 15:00

Panel A: 15:15-16:45
Free Trade: Exporting Pinter to the United States
Chair: Catriona Fallow

Melissa Bailar (Rice University, USA)
Unteaching Pinter and the Aesthetics of Ambiguity

Ann C. Hall (University of Louisville, USA)
Containers and Containment: The Pinter Trade in the United States

Judith Roof (Rice University, USA)
American Receptions of Pinter’s Plays

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Plenary: 17:00-17:45
Vivienne Jabri
Pinter, the Political and the International
VENUE: The Alumni Room, School of English

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Evening

Drinks reception: 18:00-18:15

Buffet: 18:15-19:15

VENUE: The School of English foyer

Truth to Power Café: 19:30

Jeremy Goldstein. Photo by Sarah Hickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morning
Tea/coffee from 9:00

Panel B: 9:30-10:45
‘Our beginnings never know our ends’
Chair: Basil Chiasson

 

Łukasz Borowiec (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)
Harold Pinter To-do List: Gaps and Discoveries

Pim Verhulst (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
From ‘Fragments’ to Family Voices: The Genesis of Pinter’s Radio Play

Mark Taylor-Batty (University of Leeds, UK)
‘Didn’t He Ramble?’ – The Drafting of Ashes to Ashes

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Special Guest Presentation: 10:45-11:45
Pinter and the Archive, with Jamie Andrews and Zoë Wilcox

Tea/coffee: 11:45-12:00

Panel C: 12:00-13:00
On Screen/Behind the Screen: Pinter and Film
Chair: TBC

James Jarrett (Colchester Institute, UK)
The Screenplays of Harold Pinter: Sleuth

Jonathan Bignell (University of Reading, UK)
True and False at the Same Time: Pinter and the Sixties Spy Cycle

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Afternoon

Buffet lunch: 13:00
VENUE: The School of English foyer

Workshop, with Harry Burton: 14:00-15:15

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Panel D: 15:15-16:30
New Readings: Trauma, (In)Significance, Gender
Chair: Jonathan Bignell

Matthew Roberts (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Uncovering the Precipice

Noam Gil (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
The Trivial and its (In)Significance: On Pinter’s No Man’s Land and the Dramaturgy of the Ineffectual

A provocation: Alix Burbridge

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In conversation, with Nancy Meckler: 16:30-17:30
Sexism and Pinter: The Counter-Argument
Host: Basil Chiasson

Henry Woolf on Skype: 17:30-18:00
Hosts: Jeremy Goldstein and Harry Burton

Evening

Drinks Reception: 19:00-19:30

Conference meal: 19:30

VENUE for the evening: University House

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morning
Tea/coffee from 9:00

Panel E: 9:30-10:45
Mediating Pinter
Chair: Graham Saunders

Yael Zarhy-Levo (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Theatre Reviewers as Compromised Historians: Revivals of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party

Catriona Fallow (University of Birmingham, UK)
‘drama by means of radio’: Staging Absence in Harold Pinter’s A Slight Ache

Basil Chiasson (University of Leeds, UK)
The Case of Vanilla: New History and Unexpected Influence

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Tea/coffee: 10:45-11:00

Panel F: 11:00-12:00
A More Personal Pinter: Outrage and Love
Chair: Mark Taylor-Batty

Graham Saunders (University of Birmingham, UK)
‘A Shop Window for Outrage’: Harold Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes, In-Yer Face Theatre & the Royal Court’s 1996 West End Season

Susan Hollis Merritt (Independent Scholar, USA)
[“Pinter Still in Play: The Global Cultural Impact of Harold Pinter”: A Preview] Romantic Pinter

In conversation: 12:00-13:00
Guest: Douglas Hodge
Host: Basil Chiasson

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Afternoon

Buffet lunch: 13:00-14:00
VENUE: The School of English foyer

In conversation: 14:00-15:00
Guest: Jamie Lloyd (TBC)
Host: Catriona Fallow

Panel G: 15:00-16:15
Pinter’s Politics Continued: Plays, Poetry, People
Chair: TBC

Farah Ali (University of Hull, UK)
The Caretaker: Catch 22 and Questions of Belonging

Peter Lawson (Open University, UK)
Pinter and Poetry

Ibrahim Yerebakan (Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize, Turkey)
Harold Pinter and Orhan Pamuk: Two Dissenting Voices of Our Century

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The Harold Pinter Histories and Legacies Database: 16:15-16:30

Closing Session: 16:30-17:30