Draft schedule

The following programme is provisional:



Thursday 2nd April



at King’s
From 09:30 Registration. Exhibition open for viewing.
10:30-11:00 Tea/coffee
11:00-11:15 Opening of conference
11:15-13:00 Plenary panel 1: Global Forster

David Trotter: ‘Becoming Global: Space and Place in Forster’s Early Fiction’

Stefania Michelucci: ‘Forster’s Italian Places: An Anthropological Perspective’

Santanu Das: ‘Let Egypt in India Melt: Forster’s Translocal Libido’

13:00-14:00 Lunch (provided)
14:00-15:15 Plenary Lecture 1: Prof. Paul B. Armstrong
15:15-16:45 Exhibition viewing, tea/coffee
17:15 Optional film screening of Maurice at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. Introductory talk by Dr Jenny Bavidge, followed by screening at 17:30.

Friday 3rd April



At the English Faculty
09:30-11:00 Parallel sessions
11:00-11:30 Tea/coffee
11:30-13:00 Parallel sessions
13:00-14:00 Lunch (provided)
14:00-15:00 Parallel sessions
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:15 Parallel sessions
At King’s
18:00-19:15 Plenary Lecture 2: Prof. Leela Gandhi
19:15 Drinks reception (provided)

Saturday 4th April

At the English Faculty
09:00-10:30 Parallel sessions
10:30-11:00 Tea/coffee
11:00-12:30 Parallel sessions
12:30-13:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30-14:30 Parallel sessions
14:30-14:45 Short break
14:45-16:30 Plenary panel 2: Forster as Critic and Public Intellectual

Laura Marcus: ‘Forster and the Character of “Character”’

Rachel Potter: ‘The “Inner Mumble”: Forster, International PEN, and Free Expression’

Stefan Collini: ‘The Higher Feebleness: Forster as a Public Intellectual’

16:30-16:45 Closing remarks; end of conference