WIGS 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE



8-9 November 2013
University of Sheffield

*Conference Programme

Friday 8 November:

Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street

13:30-14:00
Registration & Tea/Coffee
14:00-15:30: Postgraduate Training Workshop
Beyond Academia. Workshop for Postgraduate Students and all WIGS members at the start of their career inside and outside academia.
Ellie Kennedy (Nottingham Trent): Beyond Lecturing: The many uses for your PhD Skills in Higher Education Careers
Henrike Lähnemann (Newcastle): The Impact Factor: A Satyrspiel on linking research and project work outside academia
15:40-15:50
Short break
16:00-17:00
Panel 1: On Heinrich Heine. Chair: Caroline Bland (Sheffield)
Eloise Roberts (Sheffield): Heinrich Heine and Nationalism
Jutta Kling (St. Andrews & Tübingen): Heinrich Heine and Irony: Beyond Romanticism, towards a Different Understanding of Irony
17.00-17.30
Sekt and WIGS exhibition, introduced by Emily Spiers
17.30
Keynote Address: Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly: "25 Years of WIGS - a celebration"
19:30
Anniversary Dinner at the Butcher Works

Saturday 9 November:

Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street

9:00
Registration
9:30-11:00
Panel 2: On Nineteenth Century Literature. Chair: Eloise Roberts (Sheffield)

Ellen Pilsworth (Oxford/DAAD): Infanticide in Das Knaben Wunderhorn: Romantic Variations on a 'Sturm und Drang' Theme

Dagmar Paulus (Nottingham): Unfinished Business: Ghosts and Collective Memory in Wilhelm Raabe's Works

Kate Roy (Leeds): Material World(s): Paratext and Popular Discourse in the Production of Emily Ruete's Memoiren einer arabischen Prinzessin (1886)

11:30-1:00: Parallel Panels

Panel 3: The Recovery of Forgotten Discourses. Chair: Sarah Pogoda (Sheffield)

Godela Weiss-Sussex (King's College, Cambridge): Großstadtjüdinnen. Konzepte einer literarischen Figur in Romanen jüdischer Autorinnen um 1900

Elizabeth Ward (Leeds): Picking up the Pieces: Kurt Maetzig's Ehe im Schatten (1947)

Dora Osborne (Edinburgh): 'O weh, o weh. Haus, du Haus!': The Collapse of the Cologne City Archive and its Consequences

11:30-1:00: Parallel Panels

Panel 4: Performative Identities. Chair: Cyd Sturgess (Sheffield)

Lauren Selfe (Nottingham): Representations of Muslim women in contemporary Germany: a work in progress

Mererid Puw Davies (University College London): Playing with Fire: Kommune I and its Flyers

Katharina Karcher (Warick): Smashing patriarchy with bombs and poems? Feminist Militancy in the Federal Republic of Germany

13:00-13:45
Lunch
13:45-14:30
WIGS AGM

14:30-16:00: Parallel Panels

Panel 5: Austria and the Past. Chair: Allyson Fiddler (Lancaster)

Katie Stone (Cambridge): The Trope of Victimhood as Narrative Strategy in Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina

Katya Krylova (Nottingham): A Topography of the Waldheim Era: Robert Schindel's Der Kalte

Alexandra Lloyd (St Edmund Hall, Oxford): 'Kinderrätsel': Child Figures in Michael Haneke's Das weiße Band: Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

14:30-16:00

Panel 6: Genres of the Self. Chair: Elizabeth Ward (Leeds)

Gesine Haberlah (Nottingham): Bringing the Author into the Text: Strategies and Effects of Metafiction in Stephan Wackwitz' Ein unsichtbares Land (2003)

Caroline Rowan-Olive (Reading): Exploring Subjectivity in Christa Wolf's Leibhaftig

Nina Schmidt (Sheffield): Writing Illness Autobiographically in Kathrin Schmidt's Du stirbst nicht (2009)

16:00-16:30
Tea
16:30-17:30
Panel 7: German Literature and its Value(s). Chair: Lauren Selfe (Nottingham)

Sarah Pogoda (Sheffield): Stürme der Schöpfung und Zerstörung. Zu einer Denkfigur philosophisch-literarischer Reflexion in Ernst-Wiilhelm Händlers Romanzyklus einer Grammatik der vollkommenen Klarheit

Sally-Ann Spencer (Wellington, NZ): Made in German(y): Constructing the Translational Value of German Books

17:30
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