KONF: 67th National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies, online (22.10. – 23.10.2020)

Jane Lewin Discussion


School of Advanced Study | University of London


Thursday, 22 and Friday, 23 October 2020

10:00 – 15:00 (online via Zoom)




Thursday, 22 October 2020

10.00-10.15 Registration / Login

10.15-11.15 Panel 1: Illuminations: New Readings in German Romanticism

Svenja Glass (University of Kent): Language – Metaphor – Poetry: The Relevance of Mathematics in German Romanticism

Jonny Elling (University of Bristol): ‘Now lending splendour’: Luminous Rivers and the Figure of the Poet in Percy Shelley’s ‘Mont Blanc’ and Novalis’s Heinrich von Ofterdingen

11.15-11.30 Break

11.30-12.30 Panel 2: Investigating Archives and Exhibitions

Sophie Bayer (University of Edinburgh): The Ernst Levin Collection
Clare George (Miller Archivist/Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies at the IMLR) introduces the IGS Archives

12.30-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30-15.00 The 2020 Sylvia Naish Lecture (Chair: Godela Weiss-Sussex, IMLR)
Katherine E. Calvert (University of Sheffield): The Idealised Mother and the Socialist Movement in Weimar Germany


Friday, 23 October 2020

10.00-10.15 Registration / Login

10.15-11.15 Panel 3: Bildung, Family and Gender: Ideas in Transmission and Flux from the Baroque to Goethe
Sofia Derer
(University of Heidelberg): Translation and the Strasbourg Lutheran Church in the Devotional Writings of Johann Michael Moscherosch

Juliana de Albuquerque (University College Cork): Goethe and Gender

11.15-11.30 Break

11.30-12.30 Panel 4: Outsiders and the Other: Counter-Culture, Marginalisation and Resistance in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries
Francesco Albé
(University of Cambridge): ‘Wir sind alle sehr exponiert’: Homosexual German Émigrés during National Socialism

Sifei Qin (University of Erlangen): Das Außenseitertum im Werk Wilhelm Raabes
12.30-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30-14.30 Panel 5: Images of Society: From Photographic Records to Political Visions
Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett (University of Leeds): The German Green Party as ‘the leading force of the left-centre’: ‘radical’ pragmatism or gentrified protest?

Shivani Chauhan (University of Oxford): Gegen den Strudel des Vergessens: Identifying Mnemonic Threads of Post-Memorial Project and Reading Family Photographs in Sie kam aus Mariupol (2017) by Natascha Wodin


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