2015 Ruhr PhD Forum - Program

Friday, 23 January 2015: Ruhr-University Bochum, Mensabuilding, Level 01, Tagungsraum 2, Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum

12:00-12:15 Welcome, Kornelia Freitag

12:15-15:15 Panel 1, Transatlantic and/or Political Histories

12:15-12:55 Jonas B. Anderson: The Van Rensselaers. Manorial Aristocracy in the Early American Republic
12:55-13:35 Courtney Moffett-Bateau: High Cultural Pluralist Authors of the Civil Rights Era: A Literary Intervention In Postwar Literary History
13:35-14:15 Darius Harwardt: Amerikabilder der Neuen Rechten

14:15-14:45 Coffee Break

14:45-16:45 Panel 2: Popular Media and Inter-Culture: Sitcom, SciFi, Reality TV

14:45-15:25 Sandra Danneil: ’Laugh Is a Many-Splintered Thing‘: The Simpsons and Transgressive Comedy
15:25-16:05 Ameer Loggins: Stereotype Consolidation: A Look at Black Representation in Reality Television
16:05-16:45 Iris Kemmer: Problems of Intercultural Exchange in Star Trek

16:45-17:15 Coffee Break

17:15-18:45 Panel 3: Sonic Diversity: Techno and Hip-Hop

17:15-17:55 Sebastian Weier_Ooh, Techno City: Technology and (Post-)Race In 1980s Detroit Techno
17:55-18:45 Terence Kumpf_Towards Trans*aesthetics: Bi- and Multilingual Hip-Hop in Germany and the U.S.A.

19:00 Dinner at Q-West, Ruhr-Universität Bochum 44801 Bochum (opposite to the G-Buildings

Saturday, 24 January 2015: University Duisburg-Essen, Casino – Campus Essen, Reckhammerweg 3, 45141 Essen

9:15-9:30 Welcome: Barbara Buchenau

9:30-11:30 Panel 1: Teaching – Blogging – Publishing

9:30-10:10 Mirja Beutel_Teaching Cosmopolitanism through Transnational English Literature
10:10-10:50 Timo Weidner_Spot.Us, Local Online News, and Shifting Role Conceptions in Journalism
10:50-11:30 Svetlana Makeyeva_Digital Nomadism as a Cultural Phenomenon: Presentation of Results and Conclusions

11:30 -12:30 Lunch at Unit Café, Reckhammerweg 2, 45141 Essen

12:30-14:30 Panel 2: Politics of Poetry: From Translational to Transnational

12:30-13:10 Hanna Rückl_No Matter What Language: Ernst Jandl‘s Writing as a Springboard for the Creation of New Poetry
13:10-13:50 Juliet Kaszas-Hoch_Calamity in Verse: Poetry of a Warming Earth
13:50-14:30 Anna Natascha Bongers_Depiction of Global Structures in C.D. Wrightʼs Rising, Falling, Hovering

14:30-15:00 Coffee and Wine

15:00-17:00 Panel 3: Walking and Writing the Postmodern City

15:00-15:40 Carla Selene Gierich_Keep on Walking – Los Angeles and Arrival in The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez
15:40-16:20 Erika Mikò_Representations of Chinatown in Hungarian Travel Writing
16:20-17:00 Utku Mogultay_Operative, Sleuth, Private Eye: Detective Fiction and the Urban Imagination in Pynchon‘s Against the Day
17:00-17:15 Final Thoughts

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