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OriginalPictureLogoWIGS 2014 Selwyn College Cambridge

Friday 7 November

Coffee/Registration (New SCR)

14:30-16:30: Postgraduate Careers Workshop: Publication and communication strategies
Alex Lloyd: Journals and Book projects
Ingrid Sharp: Impact and Public Engagement – The Women’s movement, 1914-1918
Henrike Lähnemann: Blogs and Websites
16:30-17:00: Tea (Chadwick Room Foyer)

17:15: Public Lecture (Chadwick Room)
‘Beyond our wildest ambitions’: German Women’s organisations 1914-18
Ingrid Sharp (Leeds)
To be followed by a drinks reception: 18:45

19:30: Buffet Supper (New SCR)
21:00: Postgraduate Essay Prizegiving

Saturday 8 November

9:30-11:00: Panel 1

Panel 1: Women and German Cultures Around 1914 (New SCR)
Elinor Beaven (Cambridge)
Photography as ‘spielerisches Kommunikationsmittel’: Karl and Hilde Hubbuch (1926-31)
Rose Sillars (Aberystwyth)
Sterne der Heimkehr (1923): Ina Seidel’s stargazing
Caroline Bland (Sheffield)
Role Model or Deterrent? Women, Education and Work at the Fin-de-Siècle

11:00-11:30: Coffee
11:30-12:30: Parallel Panels (2/3)
Panel 2: Religion, Identity and Otherness (New SCR)
Mary Boyle (Oxford)
Bernhard von Breidenbach and the Religious Other
Marissa Munderloh (St Andrews)
From Straight German Power to Multicultural Movement: the Germanness of Hip-hop Dance

Panel 3: Narrative and Identity (Tower Room)
Anita Bunyan (Cambridge)
Narrative and Situational Identity in the work of Eva Menasse
Erica Wickerson (Cambridge)
Towards an architecture of narrative time

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:30: AGM

14:30-16:00: Parallel Panels (4/5)

Panel 4: Displaced Identities (New SCR)
Katy Heady (Southampton)
Wavering Nostalgia: Joseph Roth’s Die Kapuzinergruft
Godela Weiss-Sussex (Cambridge)
Ein deutsch-jüdischer Zeitroman aus weiblicher Perspektive: Audnal’s Der Holzweg (1918) als Absage an das Projekt der Assimilation
Cathy Gelbin (Manchester)
Writing an Archaeology of Tyranny: German-Speaking Jews and the Stalinist Purges

Panel 5: Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit (Tower Room)
Caroline Rowan-Olive (Reading)
The authority of the witness in Christa Wolf’s prose
Jenny Watson (Swansea)
Herta Müller and her Women: Feminist History or Symbolic Reproach?
Katya Krylova (Nottingham)
Deathly Silence and Garrulous Silencing: Margareta Heinrich’s and Eduard Erne’s Totschweigen (1994) and Elfriede Jelinek’s Rechnitz (Der Würgeengel) (2008)

16:00-16:30: Tea
16:30-17:30: Panel 6
Panel 6: Film (New SCR)
Sarah Pogoda (Sheffield)
Aktion als Film. Film als Aktion: Kontinuitäten im Werk des Filmemachers Christoph Schlingensief
Anna Stainton (Toronto)
Model Socialists? Women as Conflicted Role Models in the Films of Iris Gusner



About Henrike Lähnemann

Willkommen! I am a Germanist, medievalist and Chair of "Women in German Studies". I am based at Oxford in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and St Edmund Hall.



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