Campus Scene

Graduate Student Symposium

9:00-9:45 Breakfast in the Department Lounge

Opening remarks by Kaitlin Cruz, Mikael Olsson Berggren and Department Chair Professor Matt Erlin.

10:15-11:15 Panel 1

Literary Traditions, Literary Comparisons

  • Hannah Dinkel: Íven and Iwein: A Survey of the Knight of the Lion as Represented in Medieval Germanic Languages
  • Heidi Grek: “Gebt ihn zurück dem heiligen Licht”:  Reading “Anmutige Gegend” against The Divine Comedy
  • Kaitlin Cruz: Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria: A Dance with the Devil or The Female Mephistopheles

11:30-12:30 Panel 2

In the Inbetween? Exploring History, Politics and Ethics

  • Leon Wiese: Der Eraclius des Otte im Spannungsfeld geistlichen und weltlichen Erzählens
  • Kalle Nyman: Understanding Wallenstein: Wrangel and Gustav Adolph
  • Tyler Gahrs: Pleading Down Treblinka: Negotiating Culpability in a Perpetrator Confession in Ian MacMillan’s Village of a Million Spirits

12:30-1:30 Lunch in McMillan Café

1:30-2:15 Keynote speakers: Drs. Alexis Briley and Richard “Tres” Lambert

2:15-3:15 Panel 3

Gender, Femininity & the Unconscious

  • Caroline Jebens: Unzuverlässiges Erzählen in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina (1971)
  • Christin Zenker: Verena Stefan’s Shedding – the Cult Novel of the 1970s as Part of the Women’s Movement in Germany
  • Mikael Olsson Berggren: Subterranean Berlin: Histories and Stories of the U-Bahn in Jaroslav Rudiš’ Der Himmel unter Berlin

3:30-4:30 Panel 4

Beyond the Text: Aesthetics of Reception and Methodological Critique

  • Mattew Thompson: The Line Between Watching and Seeing: Yael Hernonski’s A Film Unfinished
  • Sandra Weber: On Language and Form: Christian Kracht’s Die Toten
  • Paula Vosse: Next to the Kanon: A Propose to a different Way of reading Text and Style

4:30-? Wine and Cheese in the Department Lounge