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Panels of the Conference


US Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis

Marta Neüff
The Rhetorical Framing of 9/11 or how President Bush turned a Terrorist Attack into a War on Terror

Salvador Santino F. Jr. Regilme
Age of Terror: Post 9/11 US Foreign Policy and the Crisis of Human Rights in the Philippines

Götz Kaufmann
Benevolent Imperialism - Imperialism beyond Benevolence. Civil Societies' Uprising and Cultural Diplomacy in Light of Successful US Foreign Politics in the Past

Prof. Christian Lammert, Freie Universität Berlin

Aesthetic Responses to Crisis I: Literature and Cinema

Andrea Carosso
Spaces In-Between: Post-9/11 Arab-American and Muslim American Narratives and the Post-Colonial Imaginary

Marius Henderson
Juggling with Uncertainties and Impasses: How Experimental Poetry Manages to Generate Spaces of Dissent and Retreat amidst Contemporary Scenarios of Crisis

Eric Erbacher
Re-Framing the Crises of Capitalist Spaces: Staking Claims in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt


Prof. Martin Lüthe, Freie Universität Berlin


Aesthetic Responses to Crisis II: Art and Architecture

Dustin Breitenwischer
“This is going green 1949 style”: The Eames' Case Study House #8 between Networking Environment and Spatial Play

Friederike Schäfer
Art and Spatial Production: On the Artistic Strategy of Claiming Spaces in the Works of Gordon Matta-Clark and Theaster Gates

Tazalika te Reh
Building in the Dark

Kai Horstmannshof
In the Loop: Baroque Form in the Millennium Park Chicago


Prof. Frank Kelleter, Freie Universität Berlin


Property, Poverty, and American Identity

Moritz Hagemann
Hegel's Theory of Recognition and its Implications for the Discourse of Distribution Justice

Izabella Kimak
Of Property Lost and Taken Over: A Reading of Spaces in Paul Auster's Sunset Park

Richard Martin
'You can't sleep here': The Housing Crisis and Contemporary US Cinema


Prof. Sedlmeier, Freie Universität Berlin


Urban Spaces: Macro and Micro Perspectives

Boris Vormann
Crises and the Rise of Urban Networked Mobility Spaces

Paige Glotzer
Today's Crisis, Yesterday's Real Estate: The Effects of Suburban Development's Trajectory in the United States

Zofia Lapniewska
Urban Commons as a Side of the Double Movement


Stefan Hoehne, Technische Universität Berlin


Claiming Space in Literature

Silvia Chirila
Spaces of Memory and Belonging in Toni Morrison's Home

Katharina Christ
Walking and Writing in Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Prof. Laura Bieger, Freie Universität Berlin


The Individual in Crisis: Narrating Lives

Julia Nikiel
“You might as well all be living inside a [global] photocopier” - the “New Normal” and the Crisis of Storyliving in Douglas Coupland’s Generation A and Player One – What Is to Become of Us

Alexandra Wagner
Narratives of Crisis - The Contested Spaces of Life Writing

Mieke Woelky
Telling the Story of Loss: Joan Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking and the Silence of Grief


Prof. Winfried Fluck, Freie Universität Berlin


Contested spaces: Occupy and the New Social Movements

Maarten Paulusse
Sacred Tents and Endless Drums: Space for Spirituality and Religion at Occupy

Jasper Verlinden
“I would prefer not to be a little reasonable”: Occupy Wall Street and the Affective Investment in Melville's Bartleby

Thomas Wagenknecht
Spatial Narratives of the U.S. Campus in a Time of Crisis


Prof. Margit Mayer, Freie Universität Berlin


Neoliberalism: Aesthetics and Representation

Simon Schleusener
From ‘Ethical’ to ‘Cool’ Capitalism: Ayn Rand, The Social Network, and the Aesthetics of Neoliberalism

Lura Limani
Pessimism Porn in the Cosmopolis: Financial Crises in DeLillo's and Cronenberg's Cosmopolis(es)

Courtney Fullilove
The New York City Flour Riot and the Paradox of Capitalist World Food Systems


Prof. Donald Pease, Dartmouth

Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft