KONF: Eine haarige Angelegenheit: Gegenständliche Poetiken des Haares, online (01.–03.07.2021)

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Hair is fundamentally characterized by its precarious and mutinous materiality, which subverts conventionalized dichotomies between the passive and the active. In this capacity, it also serves as a mediator of aesthetic reflection and formalization. One of the basic premises of this conference is that hair constitutes an interface between body aesthetics and issues of plot and narrative synthesis. Particular attention is paid not only to neatly ‘coiffed’ discursive formations or to hair’s narrative entanglements, but also to the poetological quality of hair as a disruptive literary factor. 

 

By bringing together papers from various fields of the Humanities, this international conference seeks to open up new perspectives on the poetics, practices and functions of hair in literature and other media. 

 

The conference is organized by the Class of Literature (LMU Munich) and will take place online via Zoom. There will be written papers to prepare for the conference. You will get access to these by registering on Eventbrite.

 

Programm 

 

Thursday, 01.07.2021

 

13:30                         Introduction


13:50–14:30

 

Juliann Knaus (Graz): Multisensory Hair Therapy: Exploring Intermediality and Identity in trey anthony’s ‘da Kink in my hair

 

Ozlem Koksal (London): Veiling the Hair: Ataman’s Women Who Wear Wigs (1999) and Aydemir’s Veils on Veils (2020) 


14:30–14:45               Break


14:45–15:45

 

Gregor Specht (München): Scham, Haar, Poetik

 

Aglaia Kister (Tübingen): Scham und Haare. Zur Verflochtenheit zweier Motivstränge bei Paul Celan und Elfriede Jelinek

 

Katharina Alsen (Hamburg): Trichotillotechne. Ausgerissene Haare in immersiven Performance-Installationen und das Paradox schmerzhafter Kunst


15:45–16:30               Break


16:30–18:00     

         

KEYNOTE

Emma Tarlo (London): Human Crop: Commercial frictions and racial fictions from the global trade in human hair


Friday, 02.07.2021


13:00–13:40

 

Bharati Jagannathan (Delhi): The Gender of Hair

 

Erika Loic (Tallahassee): Prophetess, Harlot, and Mourner: “Alternative Lifestyle Haircuts” and Gender in Medieval Iberian Manuscript Illumination


13:40–13:50               Break


13:50–14:30

 

Jan Mohr (München) und Julia Stenzel (Mainz): Holy hair styles. Claiming authenticity in the Oberammergau Passion Play

 

Anna Kasafi Perkins (Kingston): Delilah Speaks Hairily: Re-Reading Scripture, Dreadlocks and the Feminine Today


14:30–14:45               Break


14:45–15:25   

 

Martina Wernli (Mainz): Starre Locken und pelzige Löffel. Haar als Kontaktzone bei Meret Oppenheim

 

Elisa Risi (Marburg): „Die Haare messen das Leben“. Haare als widerständige und prekäre Dinge in Herta Müllers Herztier


15:25–15:40               Break


15:40–16:20

 

Christoph Schmitt-Maaß (München): Simson, Wieland, Blaubart. Theodor Fontanes Männlichkeits- und Produktivitätsimagologien im Zeichen des Bartes

 

Anna Hordych (Potsdam): Contradictions of Vitality: Vivid White Hair in Zola’s L’Argent


16:20–18:00               Break


18:00–19:30               

 

KEYNOTE

Seán Williams (Sheffield): On Splitting Hairs: Hairdressing, Literature, and Scholarship 

 


Saturday, 03.07.2021

 

13:00–14:00

 

Tanja Schwan (Leipzig): Vom (Ab-)Schneiden eines alten Zopfes – Haar-Spaltereien in Rodenbachs Bruges-la-Morte 

 

Jonas Meurer (Bamberg): Von Männeraugen und Hexenhaar. Plädoyer zur Wiederentdeckung von Bruno Franks Novelle ‚Das Haar‘ (1921)

 

Heather Hind (Exeter): The Unrealised Potential of “Gold Hair”


14:00–14:15               Conclusion & Goodbye

 

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