Chronik Archive, Academic Year 2010-2011

Recent contributions of all department members to the field of Germanic Studies.
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July 9, 2010
Mimmi Woisnitza. Talk: “Zur hermeneutischen Funktion der Einbildung bei Luther und Lessing” (On the Hermeneutical Function of the Imagination in Luther and Lessing).” Graduate and Postdoctoral Conference Bible and Literature. Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin, Germany.

July 16, 2010
Andrea Wald. Seminar: „Was macht Hans im Glück so glücklich? Wie man Märchen literaturtheoretisch lesen kann.” Seminar zu Literaturtheorie und Literaturinterpretation für Kinder, Kinderuni Wien, Vienna, Austria.

August 3, 2010
Andrea Wald. Talk: „The Fatal Attractions of Destruction. Monstrosity in Film Noir.“ International Society for the Study of European Ideas Conference 2010: Thought in Science and Fiction. Ankara, Turkey.

September 2010
Eric Santner. Keynote speaker at conference “Rethinking the Humanities” at the University of Zadar, Croatia.

October 1, 2010
Bastian Reinert. Talk: “Narratio post mortem. Zur Anthropologie eines Sonderfalls: Die Sachen der Aufklärung.” DGEJ-Jahrestagung, Halle a.d. Saale, Germany.

October 8, 2010
Georginna Hinnebusch. Talk: “Nietzsche Contra Goethe.” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Oakland, California.

October 9, 2010
Hannah V. Eldridge. Talk: “Forms of Knowledge/Knowledge of Form: Cavellian Skepticism and the Epistemology of Goethe’s West-östlicher Divan.” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Oakland, California.

October 9, 2010
Joshua Bonilla. Talk: “Transubstantiation of the Stage: Ritual and Theatricality in Friedrich Schiller’s Jungfrau von Orleans and Maria Stuart.” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Oakland, California.

October 9, 2010
Katharina Loew. Talk: “Wunderspiegel: The Schüfftan Process in Weimar Cinema.” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Oakland, California.

October 27-29 2010
Joel Lande. Conference organization with Robert Suter at Universität Konstanz, Germany: “Barocke Figuren: Zeit - Gestalt - Medien.”

Autumn 2010
Eric Santner. Talk: “Modernism and the Vital Sphere: Rainer Maria Rilke's The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.” The New School for Social Research: The Johns Hopkins University: University of Notre Dame: University of Lujbljana, Slovenia.

November 4, 2010
Catherine Baumann. Representation of the University of Chicago at the annual meeting of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). CARLA, Minneapolis, MN.

November 11-14, 2010
Katharina Loew. Talk: “’Cinema: Our Blind Desire's Eye Candy:’ On vision, emotion and spectatorship in early German film theory and practice.” 2010 Film & History Conference. Representations of Love in Film and Television, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

November 2010
Eric Santner. Translation: “On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life.” Diaphenes, Berlin.

December 4, 2010
James McCormick. Talk: “Narratives of Collapse, Collapse of Narrative,” Conference: Endlich Lesen, Endlich Schreiben: Writing and Reading Time in German Literature. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

December 2010
Joel Lande. Essay publication: “In Sober Jest: The Emergence of the Comedic Genre in the Age of Enlightenment.” In Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte.

January 7, 2011
Georginna Hinnebusch. Talk: “A Rebirth of Consciousness: Goethe's Italienische Reise.” Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

January 7, 2011
Georginna Hinnebusch. Talk: “The Goethean Ethos and Practice of Collecting: Mediating Subject & Object through Intuitive Knowledge of Nature and Art.” Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

January 8, 2011
Andrew Erwin. Talk: “More Than an Essayistic Novel: On Quests, Chronotopes, and Triangles of Desire in The Man without Qualities.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

January 8, 2011
Mimmi Woisnitza. Talk: “Making Characters. Lessing’s Dramaturgy of Imagination.” Modern Language Association, Los Angeles, CA.

January 27, 2011
Eric Santner. Talk: “Modernism and the Vital Sphere: Rainer Maria Rilke's The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.” Literature and Philosophy Workshop, University of Chicago.

February 2011
Andrea Wald (with Noah Holtwiesche). Essay publication, “Der Schleier als Symptom des liberalen Subjekts. Zur Identifizierung des Unidentifizierbaren.” In Identifizierungen, edited by Roman Widholm and Ester Hutfless.

February 2011
Joel Lande. Essay publication, “Die Epistemologie der Tragödie zwischen Idealismus und Romantik.” In Grundzüge der Philosophie K.W.F. Solgers, edited by A. Baillot and M. Galland-Szymkowiak.

February 11, March 4, April 8, 2011
Catherine Baumann. Workshop on Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Assessment: video-conferenced to participants at Yale and Cornell Universities. Center for the Study of Languages, University of Chicago.

February 22, 2011
Catherine Baumann. Panel Member: “The Changing Relationship between Language Studies and International Studies.” Association of International Administrators. San Fransisco, CA.

February 25-26, 2011
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “Enclosures: The Topography and topoi of Goethe's Narrated Childhood.” Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference. "The Critical Blot: Opacity and Meaning in German Literature, Language, and Culture." Department of Germanic Studies, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana.

March 16-19, 2011
Peter Erickson. Talk: "Upon Entering the Church: Wieland's Klelia und Sinibald and Schiller's Der Geisterseher," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. Vancouver, Canada.

March 18, 2011
Mimmi Woisnitza. Talk: “Lessing's Freedom of Imagination and its Regulation on Stage.” American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Vancouver, Canada.

March 29 - April 1, 2011
Joela Zeller (and Katharine Pflaum). Panel Organisation: “Collapsing Identities: Moving from Jewish(minus)one to Jewish(plus)many.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2012. Providence, Rhode Island.

March 31-April 3, 2011
Joela Zeller. Talk: “The Function of Monsters: Hybridity in (German) Literature.” American Comparative Literature Associastion Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

April 13-15, 2011
Andrea Wald. Talk: “A Breakdown in Science: Daniel Paul Schreber's Modernist Baroque.” International conference: Daniel Paul Schreber. 100 years later. The Modern Experience and the Performance of Paranoia. Sonnenstein/Dresden, Germany.

April 15-16, 2011
Catherine Baumann. Co-chair with colleagues at Northwestern University and University of Illinois, Chicago. Language Symposium 2011.

May 18, 2011
Catherine Baumann. Discussant, with Tamra Wysocki-Niimi, Lecturer in Georgian. “The Future of the Less Commonly Taught Languages.”

Spring 2011
Eric Santner. Publication: “The Royal Remains: The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty.” University of Chicago Press.

Spring 2011
Eric Santner. Talk: “The Royal Remains: The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty.” Vienna, Dresden, Basel, Berlin, Tel Aviv.

June 23, 2011
David Wellbery. Plenary Lecture: ”Die Imagination der Freiheit. Goethe und Hegel als Zeitgenossen.” Tagung der Internationalen Hegel Gesellschaft. Stuttgart, Germany.

July 1-3, 2011
Joela Zeller. Talk: “Monstrosity Narratives and Criminal Case Studies.” International Conference: Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society. Ludwigs-Maximilian- University Munich, Germany.