Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies comes to Swansea

The German Section of Swansea’s Department of Languages, Translation and Communication is delighted that the national colloquium for postgraduate students is coming to Swansea for a record fifth time. Congratulations to the hosts, PhD students Jenny Watson and Luke Edwards.

Fifty-Sixth National Postgraduate Colloquium in German Studies

Saturday, 25 October 2014 at Swansea University

9.15-10.00 Keynote Lecture (Chair/Introduction: Jenny Watson, Swansea): DR BRIGID HAINES (Swansea): ‘Ich habe keine Theorien’: Herta Mueller and German Studies
10.00-10.20 COFFEE
PANEL 1: Legacies of the Enlightenment (Chair: Stephan Ehrig, Bristol)
10.20-11.00 MIRTA DEVIDI (Padua): The Relevance of Friedrich Schlegel’s Discourse on the Ugly for the Reception of Early Romanticism
11.00-11.40 WILLIAM HALL (Manchester): ‘Mangelnde Mündigkeit’: Kleist’s Father Figures and his Critique of Reason
PANEL 2: Constructing Identities in 20th-Century Literature (Chair: Primrose Young, Birmingham)
11.40-12.20 STEPHAN EHRIG (Bristol): Gender and Myth: Kleist’s Penthesilea as a Role Model for Christa Wolf’s Kassandra
12.20-13.00 ADAM ROBERTS (Leeds): Mask of Fiction: The Masking Function of Fictional Narratives in Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf
13.00-14.00 LUNCH
PANEL 3: Communities and Representation (Chair: Rich McClelland, King’s College London)
14.00-14.40 ANDREAS GREWENIG (Trier): Deutsche Hochkultur, Geschlecht und Judentum in Kurt Maetzigs Ehe im Schatten (1947)
14.40-15.20 JOSEPH TWIST (Manchester): From Gastarbeiter to Muslim: Cosmopolitan Literary Responses to Post-9/11 Islamophobia
15.20-15.40 TEA
PANEL 4: Literature, Sight and Sound (Chair: Tom Smith, University College London)
15.40-16.20 FRANCESCA ROE (Bristol): Landscapes of Glory and Grief: Austro-Hungarian Representations of the Italian Front in Poetry and the Visual Arts
16.20-17.00 KAROLINE BAUMANN (FU Berlin): Intermediality 2.0: The Case of (German) Pop Literature

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