18th ANNUAL MEETING

University of Newcastle
11 November 2006

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Programme:

9.15-9.45 Registration
9.45-10.50 Panel 1: Nature in Culture
9.45-10.10 Mererid Puw-Davies (UCL) ‘Bodily Issues: The West German Anti-Authoritarian Movement and the Semiotics of Dirt’
10.10-10.35 Anke Kramer (Tübingen/Newcastle) ‘Hydraulik des Gedächtnisraums. Fontanes Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg
10.35-10.50 Discussion
10.50 -11.20 Coffee
11.20-13.00 Panel 2: Legendary Constructions: (self-)images of saints and authors
11.20-11.45 Anne Simon (Bristol) ‘weiß vnd schon vnd keusch vnd tugentlich: St. Katherine in Late-Mediaeval Nuremberg’
11.45-12.10 Rebecca Beard (Liverpool) ‘Authorial Construction in Günter Grass’s Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke and Das Treffen in Telgte
12.10-12.35 Georgina Paul (St Hilda’s, Oxford) ‘Ismene at the Crossroads: Gender and Poetic Influence in Contemporary German-Language Poetry by Women’
12.35-13.00 Discussion
13.00-14.00 Lunch and Coffee
14.00-15.00 Panel 3: Heroes and Counter-Monuments
14.00-14.25 Sara Jones (Nottingham) ‘Sex and Socialism: the Antifascist Hero in the Life and Works of Elfriede Brüning’
14.25-14.50 Marie-Louise Wasmeier (Goldsmiths,London) ‘Literature as Counter-Monument: Marcel Beyer’s Spione
14.50-15.00 Discussion
15.00-15.15 Tea
15.15-16.15 Panel 4: Thoroughly Modern Women
15.15-15.40 Deborah Holmes (Ludwig Bolzmann Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie, Vienna) ‘Literary biography – A Life of Eugenie Schwarzwald’
15.40-16.05 Nina Sylvester (University of California) ‘Modernism, Consumerism and Motherhood. Irmgard Keun’s Gilgi. Eine von uns revisited’
16.05-16.15 Discussion
16.15-17.15 Business Meeting (with Sekt)
17.15 Close

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