Panels of the Conference

1

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

Chair:
Prof. Christian Lammert, Freie Universität Berlin
2

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

Chair:

Prof. Martin Lüthe, Freie Universität Berlin

3

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

Chair:

Prof. Frank Kelleter, Freie Universität Berlin

4

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

Chair:

Prof. Sedlmeier, Freie Universität Berlin

5

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

Chair:

Stefan Hoehne, Technische Universität Berlin

6

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

Chair:

Prof. Laura Bieger, Freie Universität Berlin

7

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

Chair:

Prof. Winfried Fluck, Freie Universität Berlin

8

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

Chair:

Prof. Margit Mayer, Freie Universität Berlin

9

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

Chair:

Prof. Donald Pease, Dartmouth

Dahlem Research School
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