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University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.


  • University of Zürich, Switzerland.
  • University of Essex, United Kingdom.
  • University of Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2015/05/07-10 Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2015/08/27-30 Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
  • 2018/01/06-08 University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom.

Panels @ Conferences + Workshops


2017/11/30-2017/12/2, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Oceanic Memories: Islands, Ecologies, Peoples

Panel “Island Poetics and Oceanic War Memories” 

  • Johannes Riquet “Islands of War, Islands of Memory: Revisiting the Pacific Theatre in the 1960s”
  • Britta Hartmann “Washed Up on Pacific Shores: Specters of War in Popular Culture” Island Poetics
  • Ian Kinane “Surviving in the Theatre of War: Reality TV and Island Memories”

2016/07/25 Vienna (A): 21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association. Section “Island Fictions and Metaphors” (Dautel / Schödel)

Panel “Re/conceiving Islands: Media, Perception, and Spatial Practice”

  • Barney Samson / Britta Hartmann “Sensing/Thinking Island Spaces” Island Poetics
  • Daniel Graziadei “On the Spatial Practice of Island-Making” Island Poetics
  • Ian Kinane “Island Meta-Poiesis in Contemporary Island Fictions”
  • Johannes Riquet “Beyond Island Conception: Questioning Islandness Through Fiction”

2015/01/22-25 University of Essex and Birkbeck, University of London: Island Poetics Symposium

  • Daniel Graziadei and Johannes Riquet: “Theorising Island Poetics”.
  • Barney Samson
  • Britta Hartmann
  • Ian Kinane “Remediating Pacific Desert Islands on Screen”.

Individual Papers @ Conferences



  • Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the Ecogothic

Ian Kinane: “The Empire Shites Back: Scatology, Somatic Geographies, and the Gothic Island”.



  • RETI Conference 2015

Britta Hartmann: “Treasure Island: The Evolving Island Character”

Daniel Graziadei: “Between the Edge of the World and the Archipelago of Seven-Seas: Constructing Trans-areal and Trans-temporal Island Heritage”

Johannes Riquet: “Vertical Sediments, Horizontal Movements: Approaching the Spatial Philosophy of Cold-Water Island Fictions”


  • Between Spaces and Places: Landscapes of Liminality

Ian Kinane: “Mutinies on The Bounty: Colonial Re-Imaginings of Space and the Mythology of Captain Cook”.

  • Emerging Perspectives

Ian Kinane “Outwit, Outplay, Outlast: Neo-Colonial Practice and the Symbolic Appropriation of Space in the Survivor Series”



  • Travelling Narratives: Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary, University of Zurich, November 29th-December 2nd.

Ian Kinane: “Travel and Travail: The Scatological Route to Paradise”.

  • New Voices Conference, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 13th-15th June, 2013.

Ian Kinane: “Western Cultural Memory and Re-mediation in the Pacific”.

  • The 3rd Island Dynamics Conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Cyprus, 15th-18th May, 2013.

Ian Kinane: “Reading Desert Islands: Fictions and Functions”.

Johannes Riquet “Flooded by History: Accumulating the Past on the Shores of the Island”.

  • Islands of War, Islands of Memory, University of Cambridge, 5th-7th April, 2013.

Ian Kinane: “Theatre of War: Survivor: Palau as a Pacific Lieu-de-Memoire”.


  • Cartographies of the European Past: Nation, Region, Transnation, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, 16th July, 2012.

Ian Kinane: “Islands in the Stream: Re-mediating Western Cultural Memory in the Pacific South Seas”.

[still to be put into order]

  • International Conference of the Royal Geographic Society

Johannes Riquet (/Daniel Graziadei): “Writing Islands in the Anthropocene: Literature, Cultural Geography, and the De(con)struction of Islands”

  • Images of Identity

Daniel Graziadei: “‘Come see my land‘: Watching the tropical island paradise die in poetry”

Johannes Riquet: “Islands as (Floating) Images: Theorising Island Poetics”

  • ISISA Islands of the World Conference XIII “Small is Beautiful: Island Connections and Innovations”

Daniel Graziadei / Britta Hartmann / Johannes Riquet: “The Politics of Islands in the Literary Imagination”

Britta Hartmann: “Pursuing an Island Fiction: The Poetics Surrounding Robinson Crusoe”

Johannes Riquet: “Caught Between Water and Land: The Politics and Poetics of Angel Island”

Daniel Graziadei: “Nissopoiesis: the creation of islands through words”

European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (Madeira, 2013)

Cartographies of the European Past: Nation, Region, Transnation (Mainz, 2012)


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EST. 2013