2017 Ruhr PhD Forum - Program

Friday, 27 January 2017: University Duisburg-Essen, Casino (Campus Essen), Reckhammerweg 3, 45141 Essen

13:00-13:10 Welcome

13:10-15:10 Panel 1, THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF AMERICANNESS

13:10-13:50 Timo WEIDNER: "Spreading a National Identity - Connecting the United States through Colonial/Early Republic Newspapers and Online News"
13:50-14:30 Barbara BERENDT-METZNER: "American Architecture through the Lens of Ralph Waldo Emerson"
14:30-15:10 Elena SIDOROVA: "American Pop Art through the Prism of US Public Diplomacy"

15:10-15:40 Coffee Break

15:40-17:40 Panel 2: TEXT IN THE CITY

15:40-16:20 Katharina v. ELBWART: "'It's so Miami!' Language Awareness and Culture in South Florida"
16:20-17:00 Eve AVDOULOS: "Complicated Urban Reality and an Uncertain Future - Navigating Processes of Urban Decline and Regeneration in Detroit, Michigan"
17:00-17:40 Laura KORDZUMDIEKE: "'What's the meaning of Apocalypse?' - The Zombie and the (Im)Possibility of Urban Revolution in Colson Whitehead's Zone One

17:40-18:10 Coffee Break

18:10-19:30 Panel 3: TRANS*GENDER TECHNOLOGIES

18:10-18:50 Dilara SERHAT: "Gender in Carl Djerassi's 'Science-in-Theatre'"
18:50-19:30 Simon WHYBREW: "'In five years, the penis will be obsolete?' - Technology and the Trans-Body in John Varley's Steel Beach

20:00 Dinner


Saturday, 28 January 2017: TU Dortmund, Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ), Emil-Figge-Str. 59, 44227 Dortmund

9:30-11:30 Panel 1: CULTURAL F(R)ICTION | BLACK RESISTANCE

9:30-10:10 Martin STÖCKMANN: "Resistance is Futile - Racialization and Negotiation in Percival Everett's Fiction"
10:10-10:50 Courtney MOFFET-BATEAU "Colorblind Individualism & Higher Education - Race and Institutional Positioning in Mat Johnson's Pym"
10:50-11:30 Ewa ADAMKIEWICZ: "Traditions of Black Dissent and Kendrick Lamar"

11:30 -12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-14:00 Panel 2: POETIC VERNACULARS

12:00-12:40 Bilal SOUDA: "Introducing Free Verse to the Arabic Literature Hymns of the Valleys"
12:40-13:20 Hanna C. RÜCKL: "The Translator in Fiction"
13:20-14:00 Juliet KASZAS-HOCH: "Shorelines - The Changing Climate, the Sea, and the Poet-Scientist"

14:00-14:30 Coffee Break

14:30-15:50 Panel 3: DIASPORIC BONDS

14:30-15:10 Burcu BASARAN: "Missing Mothers - Motherhood in the Novels of Contemporary Asian American Women Writers"
15:10-15:50 Anna KRÜGER: "Border-Crossed Lovers - Refracting the Nation in Contemporary Television Series"

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