KONF: Anglo-German Encounters with Drama and Poetry, 1760-1835, Edinburgh (13.-14.06.2016)

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Royal Society of Edinburgh Susan Manning Symposium

Anglo-German Encounters with Drama and Poetry, 1760-1835

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

Contact by Friday 3 June (unfortunately space will be a little tight, but we'll try to accommodate as many people as we can):


Dr Michael Wood
Susan Manning Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
University of Edinburgh
Tutor in German
School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures
University of Edinburgh

Day One – Monday 13th June

9.00-9.30am:   Arrival and coffee

9.30am:           Introduction

Panel 1          Dramatic Adaptation and Translation

                        Chair: Prof. Sandro Jung (Ghent)

9.45am:           Prof. Sonja Fielitz (Marburg): ‘Henry Fielding, Dramatist‘

10.30am:         Dr Johannes Birgfeld (Saarland): ‘"Das alte englische Lustspiel [...] wimmelt von Abgeschmacktheiten und nicht selten auch von Unanständigkeiten." - August von Kotzebue as translator of late 18th-century English Comedies’

11.15am:        BREAK

11.30am:         Prof. Barry Murnane (Oxford): ‘British ghosts of the gothic novel. Dramatic adaptation as a medium of Anglo-German cultural transfer in the 1790s’

12.15pm:         Dr Nils Reiter & Dr Marcus Willand (Stuttgart):‘German Translations of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: What Digital Humanities know (that others don’t)’

1pm:               LUNCH

Panel 2          Scotland and Germany

                       Chair: Dr Robert P. Irvine (Edinburgh)

2.00pm:           Lucy Linforth (Edinburgh): ‘From Scotland new Come Home?’ Ghosts and Afterlives of Bürger’s ‘Lenore’

2.45pm:           Prof. Gauti Kristmannsson (Iceland): ‘Walter Scott‘s Trajectory from Translator and Editor to Author: The Symbiosis of Translation, Rewriting and Original Work’

3.30pm:          BREAK

4.00pm:           Dr Michael Wood (Edinburgh): ‘Of German Genres and Scottish Sentiments: Walter Scott, Henry Mackenzie, and the Schauspiel

4.45pm:           Prof. Bernhard Maier (Tübingen): ‘Student Experiences: John Stuart Blackie and William Edmonstone Aytoun in Germany (1829-30 / 1833-34)’



Day Two – Tuesday 14th June

10am:              Coffee

Panel 3          The Politics of Cultural Exchange

                        Chair: Dr Anne Marie Hagen (Edinburgh)

10.45am:         Prof. Sandro Jung (Ghent): ‘The Female Body in Text and Image: Amelia, Lavinia, and Musidora in the German Translations of Thomson's The Seasons

11.30am:         Catherine Angerson (Birkbeck): ‘Dichtung and Dissent: British Encounters with German Poetry and Drama in the Monthly Review, 1760-1800’

12.15pm:        LUNCH

1.30pm:           Dr John Guthrie (Cambridge): ‘Milton in Germany’

2.15pm:           Dr Maike Oergel (Nottingham): ‘Politics and Literature: the “Introduction” of Ernst Moritz Arndt’s Geist der Zeit into (Anti-Napoleonic) Britain 1806-08’

3.00pm:          END OF SYMPOSIUM


Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Alexander Nebrig] betreut – editorial-germanistik@mail.h-net.msu.edu