WIGS 27TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE



6 - 7 November 2015
University of Durham

*Conference Programme

Friday 6 November:

14:00-14:30
Coffee/Registration
14:30-17:00: Postgraduate Workshop
Working with Visual Culture and Displaying Visual Culture
17:00-18:00
Tea/Welcome
18:00
Prizegiving: Postgraduate Essay Prize & First Book Proposal Prize
19:00
Drinks reception
19.30
Dinner (Fusion Restaurant, Durham Business School)

Saturday 7 November:

9:30-10:30
Panel 1: Life Writing: Texts and Contexts

Marie Isabel Matthews-Schlinzig (Durham): Who is Writing Children's Letters? - A Visit to the Herder Family Archive (1788/89)

Lauren Selfe (Nottingham): Muslim Women's Life Writing in Contemporary Germany

10:30-11:00
Coffee

11:00-12:00: Parallel Panels

Panel 2: Weimar: Identity, Creativity, Performance (1)

Cyd Sturgess (Sheffield): Fashioning Femininity in the Lesbian Periodicals Die Freundin and Frauenliebe

Elinor Beaven (Cambridge): 'Aus dem Mysterium der Mutterschaft': Motherhood and Motherliness in the Work of Elsa Haensgen-Dingkuhn (1923-33)

Panel 3: Memory

Elise Bath (Newcastle): Empathy in Holocaust Museums: Photographs and Personalisation

Iga Nowicz (King's College London): Voice and Subjectivity in Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert by Saša Stanišic and Kirschholz und alte Gefühle by Marica Bodrožic

12:00-13:00
Lunch
13:00-14:00
WIGS AGM

14:00-15:00: Parallel Panels

Panel 4: Weimar: Identity, Creativity, Performance (2)

Judith Wiemers (Queen's University, Belfast): <'Berliner Luft': Notions of Gesamtkunstwerk in late 1920s Musical Spectacle and Film

Laura Chapot (Edinburgh): 'Die Dekadenz ist da': A Discourse Analysis of Decadence in Critical Discourses in Germany and Scandinavia post-1920s

Panel 5: Post-War Cultures

Emily Oliver (King's College London): "Heaven help the Yankees if they capture you": Women Reading Gone with the Wind in Occupied Germany

Olivia Tait (University College London): Demythologising the Artist-Hero: polke / richter richter/ polke (1966)

15:00-15:30
Tea
15:30-16:30
Panel 6: Contemporary Film

Claudia Gremler (Aston): Körper in Transit: Migration im deutschen Gegenwartsfilm

Sophie Burt (Oxford): Agency and the Endings of Christian Petzold's 'Ghost Trilogy' Films

16:30-17:00
Concluding Discussion