2014 Ruhr PhD Forum - Program

Friday, 24 January 2014: TU Dortmund University, Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ), Emil-Figge-Str. 61, 44227 Dortmund

12:00-12:15 Welcome, Randi Gunzenhäuser

12:15-14:15 Panel 1, American Culture and History

12:15-12:55 Jan Hildenhagen: Andrew Jackson and the Classical Discourse in the Early Republic
12:55-13:35 G.H. Joost Baarssen: Defining/Refining ‘Anti-Europeanism’: What’s in a Name?
13:35-14:15 Insa Neumann: Language(s) in Klein-Deutschland: Perspectives from the Fifth Floor of a Tenement Building in 1886

14:15-14:45 Coffee

14:45-16:05 Panel 2: Transatlantic Encounters

14:45-15:25 Erika Mikó: American Popular Cultural Influences in Hungarian Travel Writing During the Cold War
15:25-16:05 Debarchana Baruah: Memories of the Postwar Period in Contemporary American Popular Cultures

16:05-16:35 Coffee

16:35-18:35 Panel 3: Gendered Media

16:35-17:15 Ben Jemia_Trades and Hustlers: The Queer Aesthetics of Disorientation in American Cinema
17:15-17:55 Marta Twardowska: It Is a (Wo)Man’s World: Sexual Assault and Abuse of Female War Correspondents
17:55-18:35 Nina Schnieder: ”Too Old for that Sh**?” The Aging Hero in Hollywood Action Cinema

19:00 Dinner at La Gazzetta


Saturday, 25 January 2014: University of Duisburg-Essen, Casino – Campus Essen, Reckhammerweg 3, 45141 Essen

9:15-9:30 Welcome: Barbara Buchenau

9:30-11:30 Panel 1: Fictional Spaces

9:30-10:10 Utku Mogultay: "... This Clouded Realm of Pedestrian Mazes and Municipal Stillness": Venice in Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day
10:10-10:50 Georg Drennig: The Other City of Glass: Douglas Coupland’s Urban Imaginary Across Texts and Media
10:50-11:30 Alexia Schemien: A Cosmos of Its Own: Salvador Plasciencia’s The People of Paper

11:30-12:30 Lunch at Unit Café

12:30-14:30 Panel 2: Media in Transgression

12:30-13:10 Sandra Danneil: Never-Ending Laughter: The Simpsons and Transgressive Surpassing
13:10-13:50 Iris Kemmer: Facing the Unknown
13:50-14:30 Svetlana Makeyeva: Minor Narratives of Digital Nomadism: The Case of ‘Nomadic Crusader’

14:30-15:00 Coffee and Wine

15:00-17:00 Panel 3: Race and Ethnicity

15:00-15:40 Terence Kumpf: (Trans-)Cultural Passing: The Limits of Transethnic Aesthetics in Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog
15:40-16:20 Selma Siew Li Bidlingmaier: Re-inhabiting the Emptied ‘Ghettos:’ The Everyday Spaces in Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone
16:20-17:00 Tazalika M. te Reh: Under Construction – Architecture, Space, and the Racial in Manhattan, New York

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