Alexa Hennemann, DLA Marbach's picture
June 20, 2022 to June 22, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Literature

Conference from the American Friends of Marbach

Monday, June 20, 2022

14.00 h

Sandra Richter, DLA Marbach; Meike Werner, Vanderbilt University

Opening and Welcome. Introductory Remarks


Panel 1:

Reading as Political Practice: Reading in the 19th Century

Moderation: Sandra Richter, DLA Marbach

14.15 h

James Brophy, University of Delaware

Popularizing Political Literacy: Publishers and
Readers in the early Nineteenth Century

Carola Dietze, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Terrorismus lesen



15.15 h

Responding: Kirk Wetters, Yale University / Discussion

16.00 h

Coffee Break

Panel 2:

The Visual Qualities of Reading: Weimar Republic and Modernism

Moderation: Meike Werner, Vanderbilt

16.30 h

Kerstin Barndt, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

The Reading Republic. Democracy and the Book in Interwar Germany



Patrizia McBride, Cornell University

Reading with the Avant-Garde



Verena Kick, Georgetown University

Reading Images and Viewing Texts?. “Reading” Practices of Interwar Photobooks in the Context of Weimar Germany’s New Visual Literacy


17.30 h

Responding: Lynn Wolff, Michigan State University / Discussion

19.00 h



Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Sektion 3:

Reading Strategies after ‘45

Moderation: Madeleine Brook, DLA Marbach

09.30 h

Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, University of North Texas

Staging Self-Interpretation: F. C. Delius Reads Himself



Martina Kolb, Susquehanna University

Printed Matter(s): Reading on Screen

Steve Dowden, Brandeis University

Into the Open: On Childhood Reading



Responding: Johannes von Moltke, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor / Discussion

11.00 h

Coffee Break

11.30 h

Natalie Maag, DLA Marbach

Reading Traces in the Archive: Authors’ Libraries at the DLA

13.00 h


Sektion 4:

Digital Reading: Empirical and Data-driven Research

Moderation: Roland S. Kamzelak, DLA Marbach

14.30 h

Vivian Gunser, IWM Tübingen

"Creativity in the digital age: How do readers perceive and evaluate
AI-written poetry?"



Lynne Tatlock, Washington University in St. Louis

Reading the Romance of the American South
in the Muncie Public Library, 1891-1902



James McFarland, Vanderbilt University

On the Use and Disadvantage of Reading for Life


Responding: Matthew Handelman, Michigan State University / Discussion

16.00 h

official end of the conference / Coffee Break



Wednesday, June 22, 2022


Optional museum tours

Contact Info: 

Secretary: Birgit Wollgarten
Tel.: 07144 - 848 - 175

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