Thursday, 30 September 2010

09.15 Registration
09.40 Welcome and Introduction

09.45  Keynote Lecture
David Midgley (Cambridge): Beyond the Clichés. On the Specificity of Weimar Culture

10.30 Keynote Lecture
Moritz Föllmer (Leeds): Which Crisis? Which Modernity? New Perspectives on Weimar Germany

11.15 Coffee

Challenging Crisis and Doom
11.45 Michael Dreyer (Jena): Hugo Preuß and Weimar as a ‘wehrhafte Demokratie’
12.15 Russell Spinney (Maryland): Re-thinking the Emotional Narratives of the Weimar Republic through Displays of Fearlessness
12.45 Jochen Hung (London): Questioning the Generational Concept in Weimar Research
13.15 Discussion

13.30 Lunch (own arrangements)

15.00 Keynote Lecture
Debbie Lewer (Glasgow): Art and the Cultural Politics of the ‘Medieval’ in the Weimar Republic

15.45 Tea

16.15 Anke Finger (Connecticut): Everyday Modernism: Sensing the Weimar Republic in Literature and other Arts
16.45 Nadine Rossol (Essex): Republican State Re-presentation and Public Performance Culture in Weimar Germany
17.15 Nicola Creighton (Belfast): Contingency: the Great Challenge of Weimar
17.45 Discussion

18.00 Break/Postgraduate Workshop

19.30 Conference dinner at the Amalfi Restaurant (three courses with choice and coffee; for further details please see registration form)

Friday, 1 October 2010

09.30 Keynote Lecture
Gustav Frank (Munich): Abseits der Republik? Nachexpressionistische Komplexität der Künste

10.15  Coffee

Parallel Session I: Gender
10.45  Aneka Meier (Pennsylvania): The Legendary New Woman of Weimar – Revisited
11.15  Jill Suzanne Smith (Maine): Prostitutes in the Weimar Republic: Moving beyond the Victim-Whore Dichotomy
11.45  Mihaela Petrescu (New York): Jazz, Gigolos, and ‘Eintänzer’: Dance and Masculinity during the Weimar Republic
12.15  Silke Helling (Hamburg) and Cornelia Baddack (Cologne): Geschlecht, Staat und Partizipation: Else Frobenius und Katharina von Kardorff-Oheimb
12.45  Discussion

II: Questioning ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’
10.45  Reinhard Zachau (Tennessee): Fallada’s Modernist Novel Characters in Wolf among Wolves, and Little Man, What Now?
11.15  Bernhard Heinrich (Schweinfurt): Falladas ‘kleine Frauen’: Lebensentwürfe in der Krise
11.45  Geoff Wilkes (Queensland): Behind the Glitter: the Critique of the Cultural Mass Market in Vicki Baum’s Menschen im Hotel
12.15  Discussion

III: Public Environment
10.45  Hansjakob Ziemer (Berlin): Listening to Society: Concert Hall Experiences as Social Practices in the 1920s
11.15  Michael Schwalb (Cologne): Begrenzt haltbar: die Kroll-Oper als republikanisches Laboratorium
11.45  Kerstin Barndt (Michigan): Present Futures. ‘Werkbund’ and Building Exhibitions in Weimar Germany
12.15  Mark Hobbs (Glasgow): Exploring Weimar Berlin’s History through its Geography
12.45  Discussion

13.05  Lunch (own arrangements)

IV: Visual Arts
14.30  James van Dyke (Missouri): Felixmüller’s Failure: Painting and Poverty
15.00  Katharine Tubb (Glasgow): The Garçonne, the Girl, and the Biedermeier Babe? Weimar Dress and the Ghosts of Fashions Past
15.30  Discussion

V: Politics and the Novel
14.30  Florian Krobb (Maynooth): Catholicism, ‘Conservative Revolution’ and the Fairy Tale: the Case of Wilhelm Matthiessen
15.00  Marion Löffler (Vienna): Was sagt das Publikum? Theoretische und literarische Beiträge zur politischen Kultur der Weimarer Republik
15.30  Nicholas Martin (Birmingham): Stranger than Fiction: Literary Transformations of War Experience in the Weimar Republic
16.00  Discussion

VI: Film
14.30  Joel Westerdale (Massachusetts): The Canon of Early Weimar Cinema Reloaded
15.00  Matthias Uecker (Nottingham): ‘Das Leben […] So ist es und nicht anders’: Constructions of Normality in Menschen am Sonntag
15.30  Discussion

16.15  Break

16.20  Keynote Lecture
Anthony McElligott (Limerick): Rethinking the Weimar Republic as Paradigm: Authority/less and Authoritarianism

17.05  Closing Discussion
17.30  Wine
18.00  End of Conference

For the up-to-date programme, please refer to the IGRS website.


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