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Global Histories of German Literature: Methods – Approaches – Issues

November 5 - November 6

An international collaboration between the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of California, Los Angeles.
This two part conference will take place in Berlin on October 8-9, 2018 and in Los Angeles on November 5-6, 2018.

Monday, November 5

9:00AM – 9:30AM

Welcome Remarks

  • Urs Büttner (Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany) and David D. Kim (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • David Schaberg, Dean of the Humanities (University of California Los Angeles)
  • Laure Murat, Director of the Center for European and Russian Studies (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Dominic Thomas, Chair of the Departments of French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Languages, Italian, and Scandinavian (University of California Los Angeles, USA)

9:30AM – 9:45AM

Introduction by David Kim (University of California Los Angeles, USA) “What is a Global History of German Literature”

9:45AM – 10:30AM

  • Moderator: Urs Büttner (Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Presenter: Bethany Wiggin (University of Pennsylvania, USA) “The Germantown Anti-Slavery Protest: Language, Nation, Empire”

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Refreshment break

11:00AM – 11:45AM

  • Moderator: Renata Fuchs (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: John Noyes (University of Toronto, Canada) “Literary History as a Critique of the Human”

11:45AM – 12:30PM

  • Moderator: David D. Kim (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: Urs Büttner (Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany) “Leopold Sédar Senghor, Friedenspreisträger 1968, und der SDS: Konflikt zweier Modernenarrative”

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Break for lunch

2:00PM -2:45PM

  • Moderator: Maite Zubiaurre (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: Efrain Kristal (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) “From Whitman’s War Poetry in German to Jorge Luis Borges and the Two World Wars”

2:45PM – 3:30PM

  • Moderator: Magdalena Tarnawska (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: Nina Berman (Arizona State University, USA) “Being There: Writing About the Representation of Colonial and Other Global Spaces”

3:30PM – 4:15PM

Refreshment break

4:15PM- 5:00PM

  • Moderator: Paul Kurek (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: Stefan Keppler-Tasaki (The University of Tokyo, Japan) “Zwischen Heimat und Kosmopolitismus: Die Literaturförderung des Deutsche Auslandsinstituts 1917 bis 1933”

5:00PM- 5:45PM

  • Moderator: Yasemin Yildiz (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Todd Presner (University of California Los Angeles, USA) “Using Digital Humanities to Develop a Global Genealogy of Holocaust Testimony”

5:45PM – 6:45PM

Reception hosted by the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese
(North Balcony, Royce Hall)

Tuesday, November 6

9:00AM – 9:45AM

  • Moderator: Todd Presner (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: B. Venkat Mani (University of Madison Wisconsin, USA) “Addresses of Our Last Homes: Refugees, World Literature, Global Archives”

9:45AM – 10:30AM

  • Moderator: Daniel Stein Kokin (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: Yasemin Yildiz (University of California Los Angeles, USA) “Writing for Translation: Aras Ören and the Boundaries of German Literature”

10:30AM -11:00AM

Refreshments

11:00AM – 11:45AM

  • Moderator: Efrain Kristal (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: Lydia Schmuck (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, Germany) “Verlagspolitik und Wissensproduktion: ‚Deutsche Literatur‘ im Spiegel des Lateinamerika-Programms des Suhrkamp Verlags”

11:45AM – 12:30PM

  • Moderator: David D. Kim (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Presenter: Li Shuangzhi (Fudan University, China) “Der neue deutsche China-Roman im 21. Jahrhundert: Global Moments der Produktion der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur”

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Break for Lunch

2:30PM – 5:30PM

Workshop at the Getty Research Institute and Tour of the Getty Museum with Dr. Kim Richter and Dr. Peter Tokofsky


Sponsored by: the Freie Universität Berlin, UCLA Dean of Humanities, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies with funding provided by the Michael and Irene Ross Fund, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA Department of History, J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Organized by: Urs Büttner (FU Berlin/HHU Düsseldorf, urs.buettner@fu-berlin.de) & David D. Kim (UCLA, dkim@humnet.ucla.edu)

Details

Start:
November 5
End:
November 6
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Venue

Royce Hall room 306
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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