2016 Ruhr PhD Forum - Program

Friday, 29 January 2016: Ruhr-University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum

13:00-13:10 Welcome

13:10-15:10 Panel 1, CITIES // ECONOMIES // SPACES

13:10-13:50 Nico VÖLKER (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen): A "Park" Grows in Brooklyn: Atlantic Yards, 21st Century Urbanism, and the “Brooklynization“ of Brooklyn
13:50-14:30 Juan Pablo MELO (Stanford University)" Metabolisms of Leisure: Cuisine, Identity, and the Vanguard Economy
14:30-15:10 Terence KUMPF: Enacting a Transnational American Imaginary for Social Change: The Socio-Cultural Work of Rebel Diaz

15:10-15:40 Coffee Break

15:40-17:40 Panel 2: TELE // VISIONS

15:40-16:20 Ann-Kristin HENSEN: Talking to Cats in Whispered Dimensions: Online Fandom as a Transnational Space
16:20-17:00 Iris KEMMER: "Become a Renegade!": A Participatory, Independent Film Project within Star Trek Fandom
17:00-17:40 Sandra DANNEIL: Framing Comic Transgression: The Rhetorics of The Simpsons

17:40-18:10 Coffee Break

18:10-19:30 Panel 3: FINDING WORDS // POETRY IN TRANSLATION

18:10-18:50 Hanna RÜCKL: On the Visibility and Audibility of Writer/Translators
18:50-19:30 Bilal SOUDA: Walt Whitman and the Arab World

19:45 Dinner at Q-West, Ruhr-Universität Bochum 44801 Bochum (opposite to the G-Buildings


Saturday, 30 January 2016: TU Dortmund, Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ), Emil-Figge-Str. 59, 44227 Dortmund

9:30-11:30 Panel 1: MAPPING WORDS // POETIC GEOGRAPHIES

9:30-10:10 Juliet KASZAS-HOCH: Climate Change in Verse: A Poetic Valediction
10:10-10:50 Anna BONGERS // “How to map a changing thing:“ Globalization in Jena Osman’s Poetry Collection The Network
10:50-11:30 Thomas CHADWICK (University of Leuven): Anxiety in the Archive: Reading the Anthropocence in Ben Lerner’s 10:04

11:30 -12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-14:00 Panel 2: THE MEDIA // SOMETHING OLD // SOMETHING NEW

12:00-12:40 Marta TWARDOWSKA: Redeeming the Body: Nomadic Subjectivity, Female Agency, and Bodily Materialism at the Intersection of Motherhood and War Reporting
12:40-13:20 Timo WEIDNER: Influence Beyond Scope: Local News During the Young Republic and Today
13:20-14:00 Courtney MOFFETT-BATEAU: An Appreciation of Aesthetics and Form in the Black American Novel

14:00-14:10 Farewell

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