Keynote speakers – NorLit2021
Professor Sally Bushell, Lancaster University
Sally Bushell is Professor of Romantic and Victorian Literature at Lancaster University (UK) and specializes in spatial material and digital forms of interpretation in nineteenth-century literature. She is currently a primary investigator in the project Creating a Chronotopic Ground for the Mapping of Literary Texts. Her publications include Text as Process: Creative Composition in Wordsworth, Tennyson and Dickinson (2009); the forthcoming co-edited collection Romantic Cartographies (Cambridge, 2020) and the recently published monograph Reading and Mapping Fiction – Spatialising the Literary Text (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Dr. phil Barbara Piatti
Barbara Piatti holds a PhD in German Studies. She created and lead the project Ein literarischer Atlas Europas Between 2006 and 2014 she was research-group leader at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zürich, and in 2010 she was appointed as a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study. Since 2014 she works as an independent scholar and non-fiction writer. Dr. Piatti has given over 70 lectures in Europe and overseas on her research in literary geography, and is the author of Die Geographie der Literatur – Schauplätze, Handlungsräume, Raumphantasien (Wallstein Verlag, 2008).
Professor Bertrand Westphal (PDF), University of Limoges
Bertrand Westphal is Professor of Comparative literature and Literary theory at the University of Limoges (FR). Founder of geocriticism, he specializes in world literature, postmodernism, and the interplay of art and literary cartographies. His works include Geocriticism: Real and Fictional Spaces (transl. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), The Plausible World. A Geocritical Approach to Space, Place, and Maps (2011, transl. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), La Cage des méridiens. La Littérature et l’Art contemporain face à la globalisation (Éditions de Minuit, 2016), og Atlas des égarements (Éditions de Minuit, 2019).