International Conference "World-Consciousness and the Unconscious of Globalization"

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 31, 2018 to June 2, 2018
Location: 
Germany
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Literature, Humanities, Cultural History / Studies

Conference Venue: Bayrische Amerika-Akademie, Barerstr. 19a, 80333 Munich

Thursday, 31st May

13.30–14.00

Introductory Address  

14.00–15.00     

Thomas Erthel (Munich). Compression and Conflict: World-Consciousness in Voltaire’s Candide

15.00–15.30      | Coffee break

15.30–17.30      

Elahe Haschemi Yekani (Berlin). Global Entanglement versus Postcolonial Counterpoint: Rereading the "Dead Silence" in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

Louis-Georges Tin (Orléans). Is it really possible to be gay and black at the same time?

Friday, 1st June

11.00–13.00      

Andrew S. Gross (Goettingen). Self-Definition and Contagion: Crises of Liberalism in the Writing of Benjamin Franklin

Annegret Heitmann (Munich). Anecdotes of Silence: The Unconscious of Globalization in Isak Dinesen’s Tales

13.00–14.00      | Lunch break

14.00–16.00      

Christoph K. Neumann (Munich). Revolution and World-Consciousness in Turkish Literature

Niels Werber (Siegen). Popularizations of German Geopolitics: Perry Rhodan 1961 / 2016

16.00–16.30       | Coffee Break

16.30–17.30      

Werner Bonefeld (York). State, World Market and Society

18.00-19.15       

Jean-Claude Milner (Paris). The Sound of Silence in Modern Democratic Societies

Saturday, 2nd June

10.00–12.00      

Nora Zapf (Innsbruck). Dante illegal. Migration and the Underworld in Eduardo González Viañas El corrido de Dante

Karen Benezra (New York). Total Conversion: Primitive Accumulation in the Andes

12.00–12.30       | Coffee break

12.30–13.30      

Christian Moser (Bonn). “We want the world and we want it… Now!” The Manifesto as a Vehicle of World-Consciousness and of Global Contemporaneity

13.30–14.00      

Final discussion and closing remarks

Contact Info: 

Research Training Group 1733 "Literature and Globalization: Representations, Transformations, Interventions" in cooperation with the Bavarian Academy (BAA)

Organization: Patrick Geiger, Fabienne Imlinger, Matthias Kandziora, Florian Kniffka, Pierre Monot