Program

Friday, May 24, 2013

8:30 9:00 Registration / Coffee
9:00 9:30 Opening remarks

Members of the Conference Committee; Director of the Graduate School of North American Studies Prof. Dr. Ulla Haselstein

9:30 11:00 Panel 1: US  Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis

Panel 2: Aesthetic Responses to Crisis I: Literature and Cinema

11:00 11:15 Coffee Break / Breakfast Reception
11:15 12:45 Panel 3: Aesthetic Responses to Crisis II: Art and Architecture
12:45 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 15:30 Panel 4: Property, Poverty, and American Identity
15:30 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 17:15 Panel 5: Urban Spaces: Macro and Micro Perspectives

Panel 6: Claiming Space in Literature

17:15 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 19:00 Keynote

Prof. Richard Sennett - "The Open City"

19:00   Reception

 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

9:15 9:45 Registration / Coffee
9:45 11:15 Keynote

Prof. Ansgar Nünning - "Weapons of Mass Destruction": Narratives of Crisis as Ways of Conflict-, Space- and World-Making"

11:15 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 13:00 Panel 7: The Individual in Crisis: Narrating Lives

Panel 8: Contested spaces: Occupy and the New Social Movements

13:00 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 15:45 Panel 9: Neoliberalism: Aesthetics and Representation
15:45 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 16:30 Closing remarks

Prof. Donald Pease

16:30   Film Screening and Reception

"Mark Lombardi: Death-Defying Facts of Art and Conspiracy"

(the film maker Mareike Wegener will be present)

 

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