Programme and abstracts

The official programme of the Burgess 100 Budapest International Symposium:

9:00-9:30 Registration (4th floor lounge)
9:30-10:00 Opening address (R414; Dr. habil Csaba Borsodi, Dean)
10:00-10:45 Plenary 1 (R414; chair: Ákos Farkas)

  • Andrew Biswell, ‘Anthony’s Dark Lady: The Figure of the Absent Woman in the Works of Anthony Burgess’
10:45-11:00 Coffee break (4th floor lounge)

Session 1A (R414; chair: Marcell Gellért)

Burgess: Location and Locution

  • Rob Spence, ‘Anthony Burgess and Manchester’
  • Ferenc Takács, ‘“The Tutelary Spirit”: Anthony Burgess on English vs Sándor Márai on Hungarian’



Session 1B (R444; chair: Zsolt Czigányik)

Intermedial Burgess

  • Hajnal Király, ‘Metaphorical Mapping: Figurations of Intermediality in A Clockwork Orange – the Novel and the Film’
  • Teodóra Wiesenmayer, ‘The Artist as Composer: Anthony Burgess and Music’
12:00-13:30 Lunch break (Cafeteria Aula)
13:30-14:15 Plenary 2 (R414; chair: Andrew Biswell)

  • Jim Clarke, ‘“Dreams go by opposites”: Art and Duality in the Fiction of Anthony Burgess’
14:15-14:30 Surprise book launch (4th floor lounge)
14:30-16:00 Session 2A (R423a; chair: Ferenc Takács)

Burgess’s Futures

  • Károly Pintér, ‘Burgess Playing The Orwell Game: 1985 as Tribute, Commentary and Variation’
  • Zsolt Czigányik, ‘The Cyclical Nature of History According to Anthony Burgess’
  • Zoltán Kádár: ‘Civilisation-critical investigation on the “clockwork condition”’


Session 2B (R443; chair: Teodóra Wiesenmayer)

Burgess the Novelist

  • Marcell Gellért, ‘“The Rivals of my watch”: Burgess and His Doubles in Nothing Like the Sun and  A Dead Man in Deptford’
  • Orsolya Komáromi, ‘Burgess’s Soprano and Alto: The Androgynous Mind of the Artist’
  • Ákos Farkas, ‘”Lilies that fester”: Burgess and the Campus Novel’
16:00-17:30 Long break, walk to concert venue
17:30-18:30 Concert: T.S. Eliot – Anthony Burgess: The Waste Land
(F “Kodály Hall”)

You can download the abstract booklet HERE.