KONF: 63rd National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies, London (12.-13.04.2018)

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63rd National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

Thursday, 12 April – Friday, 13 April 2018
at the University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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Thursday, 12 April 2018
Room 243, Senate House [2nd floor]

09.30-10.00 Registration / Welcome

10.00-11.30 Panel 1: Crossing Cultures, Crossing Times: Retelling Literature in Germany and Beyond

Sina Stuhlert (University of Bristol): Diskurse der Jahrhundertwende in Hermann Sudermanns Drama Johannes (1898)
Sam Thompson (King’s College London): Letting the Ancients Speak: Polyphony and Cultural Resistance in the Writing of German Literary Emigrés
Catherine Angerson (Birkbeck, University of London): Schiller’s Robbers in Scotland

11.30-12.00 Coffee

12.00-13.00 Panel 2: Literature and Society in Flux in the Long Nineteenth Century

Joseph Russo (University of Glasgow): German Revolutionary Poverty Porn: Anarchist Portraits of Victorian London
Manuel Häußermann (University of St Andrews): Heritage and Credit: Economic Temporalities in the Novellas of Adalbert Stifter, Theodor Storm and Wilhelm Raabe

13.00-14.30 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.30-16.00 Business Meeting / Ballot

16.00-17.30 Break

17.30-18.00 Drinks

18.00-19.00 2018 Sylvia Naish Research Student Lecture

Francesca Roe (University of Bristol): ‘Von satanischem Geschlecht’: Gender and the Simulacrum at the Fin de Siècle

Friday, 13 April 2018
Room 243, Senate House [2nd floor])

09.30-11.00 Panel 3: German Writers and Thinkers from the Romantics to the ‘Last Men’

David Mitchell (University of Johannesburg): The Wasteland Grows: Nietzsche, Heidegger and the Last Men of Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Jack Coopey (Durham University): The Hammerings of Heavens: Totality, the Spirituality of the Whole and Religiosity of the Sublime in German Idealism and Jena Romanticism (1780-1840)
Jonathan Tadres (University of St Andrews): ‘Der Verfasser bedienet sich bei den Werken, die er uns bekannt macht, der Ordnung der Zeit’. Zur zeittheoretischen Performanz von Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Kritiken

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-13.00 Keynote Lecture
Lizzie Stewart (King’s College London): title to follow

13.00-14.30 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.30-16.00 Panel 4: Constructing Identity in Material and Literary Collections

Margaret May (IMLR, University of London): Salzzerkleinerer and Seidenfetzchen: Unregarded Domestic Objects and the Invention of Identity in Georg Hermann, Barbara Hongimann and Katja Petrowskaja
Marion Bensadoun (La Sorbonne, Paris): Jenseits der Teil-Ganzes-Hierarchien: Neudefinitionen des Werkbegriffs in den Kurzprosabänden am Beispiel von Handkes Noch einmal für Thukydides und Winklers Leichnam, seine Familie belauernd
Jean Bernard Mbah (University of Dschang/Universität Halle-Wittenberg): Heinrich, Thomas, Klaus Mann und das geheime Gesicht des Nationalismus: Ein Plädoyer für die Überwindung des Nationalismus in Europa [presention in absentia]

16.00 Closing remarks/Colloquium ends

Venue
The Colloquium will be held in Room 243 on the second floor of the University of London’s Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Nearest London Underground stations are Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines), Tottenham Court Road (Northern Line). The venue is within walking distance of Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras rail stations.

Registration / Fees

Registration fees: £15.00 (both days); £10 (one day only). The registration fee covers administrative costs only, and is payable by participants and speakers. Advance registration required by 6 April 2018.

Please register online at https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/15472

Accommodation
Suggestions for overnight accommodation can be found on the IMLR’s website at https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events

 

 

Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

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