KONF: International Conference on Biography in Britain and Germany. Comparing Theories and Practices, London (14.-16.6.2017)

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Venue: London Notre Dame – The London Global Gateway

University of Notre Dame, 1-4 Suffolk Street,

London SW1Y 4HG

02074847850

 

and the Goethe Institut, London

50 Princes Gate Exhibition Road  

London SW7 2PH

020 75964000

 

Time: 14-16 June 2017

in collaboration with

QMUL, Centre of Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, University of Cologne

Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie, Wien

The Austrian Cultural Forum, London

Goethe Institut, London

(host institution) University of Notre Dame – The London Global Gateway

 

Wednesday, 14th June 2017  (Notre Dame, Trafalgar Hall)

15.00                           Welcome

15.15                           Rüdiger Görner (QMUL), Introductory Remarks

 

Chair:                         Rüdiger Görner

15.30 – 16.15              Keynote I:       Wilhelm Hemecker (LBI, Wien),  Biographie -  den  neuen Wein in alte Schläuche?

16.15 -   17.15             Keynote II:     Günter Blamberger (Morphomata/Köln), Kleist biographieren

19.00                           Goethe Institute, London

Rüdiger Safranski (Badenweiler/Berlin), Über Biographien

Reception

 

Thursday, 15th June 2017

The Theory of Biography       (Notre Dame, R. 106)

Chair:                         Rüdiger Görner

10.00 – 10.45              Helmuth Kiesel (Heidelberg),             Biografische Erfahrungen mit Ernst Jünger

10.45 – 11.30              Irene Heidelberger-Leonard (QMUL), Über Zwang und Unmöglichkeit,  eine Biographie über Jean Améry zu schreiben

 11.30-12.00               Coffee

 

12.00-12.45                Marie Kolkenbrock (Wien/Cambridge), Life in Postures - A Field-Theoretical Approach to Arthur Schnitzler's Intellectual Biography

12.45-14.30                 Lunch (own arrangements)

 

Biographical Practices (Notre Dame, Trafalgar Hall)

Chair:                         Günter Blamberger

14.30 – 15.15              Robert Leucht (Zürich): Alexander Pope's 'biographical legend' among German authors, 1750-1790

15.15 – 16.00              Peter Sprengel (Berlin): Rudolf Borchardt als Biograph, Autobiograph und Gegenstand einer Biographie             

16.00 - 16.30               Tea

 

16.00 – 16.45              Keynote III:  Robert Norton (Notre Dame), The Emperor and I.  Wilhelm II, Biography and Cultural History

 

19.00                          Goethe Institut

 

Frances Spalding (Cambridge), The Perils of Biography

 

Friday, 16th June 2017

Circle versus Individual  (Notre Dame, R. 106)

Chair: Rüdiger Görner                                

 

10.00 – 10.45             James Vigus (QMUL):            A Self-Effacing Autobiography: The Reminiscences of Henry Crabb Robinson

10.45 – 11.30             Rosemary Ashton (UCL):       Single, double, and group biography: the challenges

11.30 – 12.00              Coffee

 

Chair:                         Wilhelm Hemecker

12.00 – 12.45              David Österle (Vienna)           Räume als Konstituenten des Jungen Wien

 

12.45 -14.30                Lunch (own arrangements) (Notre Dame, Trafalgar Hall)

 

14.30 - 15.15               Cornelius Mitterer (Vienna)   Im Netzwerk von Richard Schaukal [Anchor]

15.15 – 16.00              Karl Müller (Salzburg)          Stefan Zweigs Zyklus Die Baumeister der Welt

16.00 -  16.30              Tea

 

16.30 -  17.15             Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)       Richard Friedenthal’s Notion of Biography

 

17.15 – 18.00             Concluding Panel: Anglo-German Biographical Approaches

 

There is no admission charge but attendees need to register by emailing: lonconf@nd.edu