KONF: Bodensee. Transnational Literatures of a Cultural Region, London (8.-10.5.2019)

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Bodensee. Transnational Literatures of a Cultural Region

When: Wednesday, 8 - Friday, 10 May 2019
Where: The Austrian Cultural Forum, London (Wednesday evening) and the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London

The extended area around Lake Constance/Bodensee, encompassing the Vierländereck of the surrounding parts of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, has long been perceived as a transnational cultural and economic space. It defines itself as such in the International Bodensee Konferenz, and is promoted as an inter-regional area by the European Union. This conference will take stock of literary traditions and recent developments as well as enabling new views on the question of trans/national literatures.

The programme includes readings by Verena Roßbacher and Alissa Walser on 8 May, and by Arno Camenisch on 9 May.

Programme

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Venue: Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, SW7 1PQ

19.00     Verena Roßbacher and Alissa Walser Bilingual Reading and Discussion

Moderators: Rüdiger Görner (London) and Jürgen Thaler (Bregenz)

 

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Venue: Room G37, Senate House, WC1E 7HU

10.00     Registration / Coffee

10.15     Andrea Capovilla (London): Introduction

10.30     Fiona Stafford (Oxford): Wordsworth’s Living Lakes

11.15     Rüdiger Görner (London): ‘Hörst Du das Alphorn überm blauen See?‘: Aquafine Zeichen in der Lyrik Annette von Droste-Hülshoffs

12.00     Coffee

12.15     Volker Michels (Frankfurt/M.):  ̔Möglichst weit weg von Berlin‘: Hermann Hesse am Bodensee

13.00     Buffet Lunch

14.00     Helmuth Kiesel (Heidelberg): Martin Walser: Muttersohn im oberschwäbischen  ̔Vorzimmer des Himmels‘

14.45     Kay Wolfinger (Munich): Mit Kost und mit Logis? W.G. Sebalds Lektüre der alemannischen Autoren

15.30     Rebecca Wismeg (London): Arno Geiger and the National Brand: Austria between Trauma and Tranquility

16.15     Tea

16.45     Richard McClelland (Bristol): ‘Niemand versteht’: Multilingualism and Minor Literature(s) in Arno Camenisch’s Bündner Trilogie

17.30     Arno Camenisch reads from his novel Hinter dem Bahnhof

 

Friday, 10 May 2019

Venue: Room G37, Senate House, WC1E 7HU

10.30     Kälterina Latifi (Bregenz/London): Kahnfahrten. Zu einer Poetik des Sees aus schweizerischer Sicht

11.15     Jürgen Thaler (Bregenz): Reading the Lake. Von Franz Michael Felder bis Arno Geiger

12.00     Coffee

12.15     Alexander Honold (Basle): Kriegslichter am Bodensee: Thomas Hürlimann und andere

13.00     Lunch (own arrangements)

14.00     Ulrike Zitzlsperger (Exeter): ‘Quelle douceur extrême des lignes!‘: Die  ̔Bodenseele‘ Jacob Picard

14.45     Andrea Capovilla (London): Verfremdungseffekte: Regionale Schauplätze in jüngsten Romanen von Verena Roßbacher, Peter Stamm und Karl-Heinz Ott

15.30     Tea

16.00     Concluding Discussion

16.45     Conference Ends

 

Advance registration required: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19275

Registration fees for all three days incl. both readings: £50 (standard rate) | £45 (Friends of Germanic Studies at the IMLR)  £20 (students)
Single-day rates also available (see website)

Attendance at the readings only is free, but advance registration is required:

Verena Roßbacher and Alissa Walser (Austrian Cultural Forum, 8 May 2019): http://acflondon.org/events/verena-ro%C3%9Fbacher-and-alissa-walser/

Arno Camenish Liest (University of London, Senate House, 9 May 2019): https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19315

 

The programme can be downloaded in PDF format from https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19275

 

Conference organisers: Andrea Capovilla (Ingeborg Bachmann Centre, Institute of Modern Languages Research) and Rüdiger Görner (Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, Queen Mary University of London)

 

The conference is organised under the auspices of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London; the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary University of London; the Austrian Cultural Forum, London; the Swiss Embassy, London; Land Vorarlberg; Stiftung Oberschwaben; Landkreis Sigmaringen; and the Internationale Bodenseekonferenz.

 

Institute of Modern Languages Research

School of Advanced Study | University of London

Website http://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk

 

 

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

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