Chronik Archive, Academic Year 2011-2012

Recent contributions of all department members to the field of Germanic Studies.
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July 25-29, 2011
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “The Origins of Critical Reading in Eighteenth-Century Dietetics.” 13. Internationaler Kongress zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts. Graz, Austria.

2011-12
Joela Zeller. Workshop Coordinator (with Katharine Pflaum): “Chicago Center for Jewish Studies Graduate Working Group.” The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies. Chicago, Illinois.

September 9, 2011
Catherine Baumann. Invited Panel Discussant: “The Role of Higher Education in Equipping Global Citizens.” The Marshall Forum on Transatlantic Affairs: Make No Little Plans. Chicago, Illinois.

September 16, 2011
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Kafkas Wunsch.” Universität Osnabrück. Osnabrück, Germany.

September 17, 2011
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Nietzsches Tragödientheorie.” Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany.

September 22, 2011
David Wellbery. Plenary Lecture: “Souveränität und Hingabe. Zur Struktur lyrischer Subjektivität bei Hoffmannsthal.” Tagung der Hugo von Hofmannsthal Gesellschaft. Evangelische Akademie, Tützing, Germany.

Sept 23, 2011
Susanne Luedemann. Talk: “Reading the Human Body. Schiller's Semiotics of Grace.” The German Studies Association Conference 2011. Louisville, Kentucky.

September 23, 2011
Joela Zeller. Talk: “'Pfälzisch-Jüdisch', or Modernity's Threat of Fragmentation: A Case Study.” The German Studies Association Conference 2012. Louisville, Kentucky. Generously supported by a travel grant of The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies.

September 24, 2011
Leigh Ann Smith-Gary. Talk: “Lebenskraft and Nerve-wracked Bodies in Friedrich Theodor Vischer’s Auch Einer.“ The German Studies Association Conference 2012. Louisville, Kentucky.

October 20, 2011
James McCormick. Talk: “Mind, Body and Form in Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities.” The University of Chicago Literature and Philosophy Workshop. Chicago, Illinois.

October 22, 2011
David Wellbery. Talk: “The Most Beautiful Story in the World.” Humanities Day, University of Chicago.

October 28, 2011
Joshua Bonilla. Talk: “Dramatic Motivation in German Romantic Tragedy: Heinrich von Kleist’s Prinz Friedrich von Homburg as Intrigenstück,” Graduate Student Conference: Kleistian (pre-)Occupations. University of California - Long Beach.

November 2011
Andrea Wald. Talk: “Der Diskurs des Herren: Das Schreiben der Prosa als Leben,” Lacan 4D Conference, Vienna, Austria.

November 2011
Andrea Wald. Conference Organization: “Lacan 4D.” Zweite Wiener Konferenz zu Signifikantenlogik und Lacan. Konferenz der Sektion Logik der Neuen Wiener Gruppe (Lacan-Schule) in cooperation with IWK and the French Cultural Forum Austria, Vienna, Austria.

November 2011
Andrea Wald. Publication: “Zum Zusammenbruch in der Wissenschaft. Die Welt des Paranoikers und die barocke Form.” Zusammenbruch, edited by Esther Hutfless and Roman Widholm.

November 2011
Mimmi Woisnitza. Publication: “Messing Up World War II-Exploitation: The Challenges of Role-Play in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.” Nazisploitation! The History, Aesthetics and Politics of the Nazi Image in Low-Brow Film and Culture, edited by Elisabeth Bridges, Kristin T. Vander Lugt and Daniel Magilow.

November 3-6, 2011
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “Goethe's Science as a Dietetic Way of Life.” The Atkins Goethe Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

November 3-6, 2011
Robert Abbott. Talk: “Gastfreundschaft in Goethe's Iphigenie auf Tauris.” The Atkins Goethe Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

November 4, 2011
David Wellbery. Keynote Lecture: Title TBA. Biannual Conference of the Goethe Society of North America, Chicago.

November 24-25, 2011
Robert Neiser. Talk: “Reading the Crowd – The Depiction of Masses in Romantic and Modernist Literature: E.T.A. Hoffmann and Alfred Döblin.” Conference: Romantic Intermediality. University of Helsinki, Finland.

December, 2011
Andrea Wald. Workshop: “Late NITE Lacan: Das Subjekt zwischen Einschrift und Auslöschung - Aphanisis.” Neue Wiener Gruppe (Lacan-Schule), Vienna, Austria.

December, 2011
Mimmi Woisnitza. Publication: “'Trockene Einfalt.' Zur Gegenüberstellung der Evangelien mit Miltons Paradise Lost in Lessings Laokoon” ('Dry Simplicity.' On the Juxtaposition of the Gospels with Milton's Paradise Lost in Lessing's Laokoon). Bibel und Literatur, edited by Andrea Polaschegg and Daniel Weidner.

Dec 1-3, 2011
Susanne Luedemann. Talk: “Weibliche Gründungsopfer und männliche Institutionen. Verginia-Variationen bei Lessing, Schiller und Kleist.” Conference: Kleist's Invisible Theater. University of Chicago.

Dec 16-17, 2011
Susanne Luedemann. Talk: “As the Case may Be. Über Fallgeschichten in Literatur und Psychoanalyse.” Tagung: Was der Fall ist. Casus und Lapsus. Universität München.

January 2012
Olga Solovieva. Publication: “The Portrayal of a Murderer in Fritz Lang’s M: Toward an Effect of Three-Dimensionality in the Classical Cinema.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 29.1.

January 2012
Olga Solovieva. Publication: “Fassbinder’s France: Genet’s Mise-en-Scène in Fassbinder’s Films.” A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder, edited by Brigitte Peucker.

January 8, 2012
Leigh Ann Smith-Gary. Talk: “'das höchstmöchliche Wohlgeschmack, oder das Schöne.' The Fate of Taste in the Nineteenth Century.“ MLA Convention 2012. Seattle, Washington.

February 1, 2012
Catherine Baumann. Presentation: “Methods, Approaches and Techniques: A Critical Response to the Deep Approach.” University of Chicago Center for the Study of Languages Methods of Language Teaching Roundtable. Unversity of Chicago.

February 3, 2012
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Über einige Sprachgebärden in Goethes Liebeslyrik.” Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaft, Munich, Germany.

February 10, 2012
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Hegel’s Theory of the Aesthetic Medium.” Conference on Aesthetics and German Philosophy. Chicago Area Hegel Circle, Chicago.

February 2012
Andrea Wald. Publication: “Fatal Attractions. The Monstrostity of Film Noir.” Monstrosity in Literature, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy, edited by Gerhard Unterthurner and Erik M. Vogt.

February 2012
Joela Zeller. Publication: “The Function of Monsters: Loci of Border Crossing and the In-Between.” Monstrosity in Literature, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy, edited by Gerhard Unterthurner and Erik M. Vogt.

March 2012
Olga Solovieva. Talk: “Can Common Law Be Kafkaesque?” Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities. Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

March 2012
Olga Solovieva. Book Review: “Mass Appeal: The Formative Age of the Movies, Radio, and TV by Edward D. Berkowitz New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 29.2.

March 2-3, 2012
Mirjam Berg. Talk: “Die poetologische Bedeutung des Spaziergangs in Peter Waterhouse' (Krieg und Welt).” 14th annual conference of the German and Dutch Graduate Student Association: Manifestations of (Im)Mobility. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

March 2-3, 2012
Joela Zeller. Talk: “Migration and Multilingualism around 1900: Oskar Panizza's Operated Jew.” 14th annual conference of the German and Dutch Graduate Student Association: Manifestations of (Im)Mobility. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

March 8-10, 2012
Susanne Luedemann & Michèle Lowrie. Conference (Organizers): “Exemplarity/Singularity.” University of Chicago, Franke Institute for the Humanities.

March 8, 2012
Joshua Bonilla. Talk: “Intertextualität als Durchbruch ins Reale: Heinrich von Kleists ‘Prinz Friedrich von Homburg’ und seine literarischen Vorgänger,” Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios Germanísticos (ALEG). Guadalajara, Mexico.

March 8, 2012
Arata Takeda. Talk: “Literary Responses to Nuclear Disasters: Case Studies on Christa Wolf’s Accident: A Day’s News and Daniel de Roulet’s You Didn’t See Anything at Fukushima,” Conference: Comparing Fukushima and Chernobyl. Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

March 15-18, 2012
Peter Erickson. Talk: "Conversion through Seduction: Christoph Martin Wieland's Geschichte des Agathon," Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. Rochester, New York.

March 16, 2012
David Wellbery. Plenary Lecture: “Intensity.” Conference on Heinrich von Kleist: Gesture and Writing. Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

March 17, 2012
Joshua Bonilla. Talk: “Repetition as Structure in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lili Marleen,” Northeast Modern Language Association. Rochester, NY.

March 22-25, 2012
Mimmi Woisnitza. Talk: “Die Erziehung des Publikums: Lessing's Dramaturgy of Stepwise Enlightenment in Minna von Barnhelm.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. San Antonio, Texas.

March 22-24, 2012
Robert Neiser. Talk: “Norm und Abnorm der Sprache – Der feine Unterschied in der Prosa Robert Walsers.” Conference: Norm und Abnorm in der deutschen Kultur, Literatur und Sprache. Paradigmen des Bestandes und der Erneuerung. Kronstadt/Brasov, Romania.

March 22-24, 2012
Peter Erickson. Talk: "Conversion in the Museum: Friedrich Schlegel at the Louvre 1802-1804," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. San Antonio, Texas.

March 28, 2012
Arata Takeda. Talk: “Soziale Revolte als Wende zum Leben. Versuch einer Theorie der Revolte,” Conference: Wenden und Kontinuität. Cairo University, Egypt.

March 28, 2012
Leigh Ann Smith-Gary. Invited Talk: “The Realist Brain at the End of an Age.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2012. Providence, Rhode Island.

March 29-31, 2012
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “Evidentia as Conversionary Technique in Bidermann's Cenodoxus.” Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär Conference: Visual Acuity and the Arts of Communication in Early Modern Germany. Duke University. Durham, North Carolina.

March 29-April 1, 2012
Peter Erickson. Talk: "Uncanny Prosthetics in the Lithographs of Théodore Géricault," Conference: American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Providence, Rhode Island.

March 30, 2012
Joshua Bonilla. Talk: “The Strange Travails of a (Late Romantic) Theater Director: E.T.A. Hoffmann and Religious Affect in Late German Romanticism,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Providence, RI.

March 30, 2012
Amy Stebbins. Talk: “Deutsche Demokratische Räuber: Crisis and Healing in the Work of Frank Castorf.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2012. Providence, Rhode Island.

April 12-14, 2012
Susanne Luedemann. Talk: “Community Without a Banister. Sensus Communis and the Social Imaginary in Kant, Arendt and Lyotard.” Conference: Transformations of the Public Sphere. Ohio State University, Columbus.

April 2012
Olga Solovieva. Talk: “Thomas Mann and the Limits of Irony: The Lesson of Mann’s Political Writings.“ Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

May 2012
Andrea Wald. Publication: “On a Breakdown in Science. The Paranoid's World and the Baroque.” JEP - European Journal of Psychoanalysis. Humanities, Philosophy, Psychotherapies. 31/2010 II.

May 2012
Olga Solovieva. Publication: “Epiphanius of Salamis Between the Church and the State: New Perspectives on the Iconoclastic Fragments.” Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum / Journal of Ancient Christianity, 16.2.

May 24, 2012
David Wellbery. Lecture. “Endogenous Form.” Conference on The Actuality of Idealism. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

June 4-15, 2012
David Levin. Lecture and Seminar: “Choreographer's Opera?  Bodies, Voices, and Meaning in Pina Bausch's Production of C.W. Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice” and "Badiou Contra Adorno Contra Wagner". Mellon Summer School in Theater and Performance at Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

June 5, 2012
Jan Lazardzig. Lecture: “Theaterbau und Wissensarchitektur bei Joseph Furttenbach (1591–1667),” Conference: Die Barocke Bühne. Eikones, Basel, Switzerland.

June 8-9, 2012
Eric Santner. Lecture: “Toward a Political Economy of the Flesh,” Conference: Epistemologien des Untoten. Zentrum für Literaturforschung, Berlin, Germany.

June 10-11, 2012
David Levin. Production Commentary: "Choreographic Dalliance: Sasha Waltz Stages Purcell's Dido and Aeneas." Conference: "Opera and The Performative Languages of Emotions," a collaboration by Opera Quarterly, the University of Chicago, the Free University of Berlin, and the Staatsoper Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

June 13-16, 2012
Eric Santner. Keynote Address: “Toward a Political Economy of the Flesh,” Conference: Die Zwei Körper der Nation. University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

June 14, 2012
Eric Santner. Lecture and Workshop: “The Royal Remains.” Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Netherlands.

June 14, 2012
Joela Zeller. Commentary and talk: “Animality, or Why Keep a Dog and Bark Yourself?” Cultural and Literary Animal Studies Netzwerk. Würzburg, Germany.