Program



All conference rooms are in the Indiana Memorial Union.

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

State Room East
8:30: Breakfast

9 am: Welcome and Introduction

9:30: Becoming a Student of German Studies
Brittany Amendolia and Andrew Hamilton, graduate students, Germanic Studies

10:15: Concurrent Panels 1 and 2


Panel 1 (State Room East): Image, Film, Performance
Moderator, Professor Marc Weiner, Germanic Studies

Thomas Prendergast, University of Chicago: 
Whose Face Do We See? Locating the Individual in August Sander’s Antlitz der Zeit 

Lauren Schwartz, Princeton University: 
Mörder unter uns: Fritz Lang, the Interwar Period, and the Non-Practicing Psychopath

Martin Amesquita, Northwestern University: 
Umerziehung, Kollektivschuld, und Empathie: Eine Untersuchung des Dokumentarfilms Die Todesmühlen von Billy Wilder und Hanuš Burger 

Christina Getaz, Macalester College: 
Theater nach Film: Es geht um den Raum 

Peter Kalal, University of Rochester: 
The (Supposed) Twilight of Ideology: The Copenhagen Ring


Panel 2 (Redbud Room): Spaces of Theory
Moderator, Professor Johannes Türk, Germanic Studies

Cecilia Sebastian, Johns Hopkins University: 
Nietzsche's Realities: A Practical Approach to Ethics and Aesthetics 

Jacob Lundqvist, Yale University: 
Die Frage des Befragens: Brecht und Bildung 

Seongcheol Kim, Princeton University: 
Lukács’ „thermidorische Versöhnung“ und die Probleme einer praxisorientierten Dialektik

Mari Jarris, Wesleyan University:
A Contemporary Critique of Metaphysics: Adorno's Nietzschean Analysis of Astrology 


Noon: Lunch in area restaurants

1:30: Visit to the Lilly Rare Book Library with Professor Hildegard Keller, Germanic Studies

2:30: Concurrent Panels 3 and 4


Panel 3 (State Room East): Analyzing Postwar Society
Moderator, Professor William Rasch, Germanic Studies

Elizabeth Nelson, Macalester College: 
Manipulierte KonsumentInnen: Konsum als ästhetische Verführung und Urheber falscher Bedürfnisse 

Joshua Heath, University of Oregon: 
Gewalt und Gerechtigkeit

Patrick Kindig, Michigan State University: 
A Revolutionary Suicide: Power, Resistance, and Abstraction in Haneke’s Piano Teacher 

Miranda Murray, University of North Carolina: 
Die Macht und die Wahrnehmung in Das weisse Band


Panel 4 (University Club): Literary Examinations from Werther to Josef K.
Moderator, Professor Hildegard Keller, Germanic Studies

Nicholas Bellinson, Princeton University: 
Die (Mit)Leiden des jungen Werthers: Weltliteratur als Vermittlung von Welt 

Christopher Paul Graves, University of Texas: 
“[Der] Farbenglanz des innern Bildes”: A Comparative Analysis of "das Unheimliche" in E.T.A Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann

Kasandra Bienhoff, University of Missouri: 
The Existential Dilemma of Josef K.: A Literary Exemplification of Heidegger’s Being and Time 

Aurora Felizardo, University of Manitoba: 
Signification and the Uncanny in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis 

4:15: Break

4:45: 
Keynote Lecture (University Club)

Remarks: Sven Schumacher, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany 

Professor Patrizia McBride, Cornell University: 
The Stories Images Tell: Narrative Montage in Weimar Germany

7 pm: Dinner and party at Fritz and Leela Breithaupt's, 1202 E. Maxwell Lane


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

8:15: Breakfast (The Runcible Spoon, 412 E. 6th Street)

9:30: Concurrent Panels 5 and 6


Panel 5 (Georgian Room): Poetic Spaces
Moderator, Professor Benjamin Robinson, Germanic Studies

Emilio Comay de Juno, McGill University: 
"Was für ein seltsamer Mechanismus": Zur Übersetzung und Geisteskrankheit bei Ingeborg Bachmanns Simultan

Amy Jones, Ohio State University: 
Wortwetter: Eine Übersetzungsstudie zu einem Gedicht von Friederike Mayröcker 

Matthew Johnson, New York University: 
The Legible Wound: On Paul Celan’s Einem, der vor der Tür stand 

Julia Schulz, Indiana University: 
The Fat Coyote: Examining the Myth of Joseph Beuys


Panel 6 (Redbud Room): Unstable Identities in Language and Gender
Moderator, Professor Claudia Breger, Germanic Studies

James Caldarise, Columbia University: 
Linguistic Loyalty: The German Language in American from 1900 - 1920 

Michael Young, Indiana University: 
Modal Particles doch and ja: A case for a more expressive L2 classroom

Katherine Deane, Wesleyan University: 
Performance and Becoming: Wedekind's Lulu as "Überfrau"

Margaret Stair, University of Chicago: 
”Wetterfest": Tracing the Foundations of Doubt in “Er, nicht ich” 

11:15: Break

11:45: Presentation of the Best-Paper Prize

12 pm: The Intellectual Dimensions of German Studies (Georgian Room):
Roundtable Discussion with Professors Claudia Breger, Fritz Breithaupt, Michel Chaouli, Benjamin Robinson, Mark Roseman, and Johannes Türk

1:15: Lunch (Georgian Room)
How Graduate School Works: Workshop with Fritz Breithaupt, Michel Chaouli, and Patrizia McBride

2:30 pm: Farewells