Dissent, Disagreement and Difference: Understanding Conflict within German Studies

Schedule for the Georgetown University German Department Graduate Student Conference, held October 21st, 2023, in Healy Hall room 104:

8:45 – 9:15 am – Breakfast

9:15 am – Opening Remarks Cooper Dougherty (Georgetown University)

9:30 – 10:30 am – Panel I
Moderator: Stephanie Strevey (Georgetown University)
Gregory Sheets (University of Missouri Columbia): “Defining by Excluding; Richard Wagner’s Failed Definition of ‘Germanness’”
Jared Kimball (Virginia Tech University): “Mediävistik: German Medievalists during the Kulturkampf”

10:45 am – 12:15 pm – Keynote Speaker Prof. Hester Baer (University of Maryland)
“The Politics of Process: Dissent, Disagreement, and Difference in Digital Feminist Activism”
Moderator: Lorna McCarron (Georgetown University)

12:30-1:15 pm – Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pmPanel II
Moderator: Emilia Endler (Georgetown University)
Mel Hardy (Georgetown University): “Blowing the Whistle on War and Social Disablement: The Complex Embodiment of Tracheostomy Tubes in Paul Alverdes’ Die Pfeifferstub”
Julia Engelhandt (University of Missouri Columbia): “Mobility and Grieving in Olivia Wenzel’s 1000 Coils of Fear”

2:45 – 4:15 pm – Panel III
Moderator: Katya Soloveva (Georgetown University)
Clemens Fuhrbach (University of Cologne, Germany): “The Agony of Speech in German Politics and in the Literature of Heinrich Böll”
Nastasja Winterfeld (University of Missouri Columbia): “Racist Stereotyping of Racial Others as Sexual Aggressors by German Media During the Rhineland Occupation and After New Year’s Eve in Cologne 2015
Katie Miller-Purrenhage (Georgetown University): “An Analysis of Language Hybridity in Stefanie Lahya Aukongo’s Buchstaben Gefühle

4:30 – 4:45 pm – Closing remarks: Emma Eisenbeis (Georgetown University)

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Evening reception