Chronik Archive, Academic Year 2012-2013

Recent contributions of all department members to the field of Germanic Studies.
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July 6, 2012
Jake Fraser. Talk: "Vorausgesetzt, dass die Wahrheit auf der Oberfläche liegt--wie?" Conference: Surface Reading? What we do to texts and other media. Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK. 

July 6, 2012
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Über einige Sprachgebärden in Goethes Liebeslyrik.” Conference: Der Sinn der Kunst, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

July 7, 2012
Marcus Lampert. Talk: “Reflection as Linguistic Form in Walter Benjamin's Reading of the Early German Romantics.” Workshop: Surface Reading? Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK.

July 6, 2012
Joela Zeller. Talk: “A Tale of Two Stories: About the Need to Read Aloud (on Oskar Panizza).” Workshop: Surface Reading? Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK.

July 6, 2012
Andrea Wald. Talk: “Topologie der Allegorie: Zur Oberfläche des Geheimnisses in den Werken Hugo von Hofmannsthals.” Workshop: Surface Reading? Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK.

July 7, 2012
Peter Erickson. Talk: “The Reading of Conversion: August Hermann Francke's Instructions for the Reading of Religious Conversion Narratives.” Workshop: Surface Reading? Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK.

July 11, 2012
Bastian Reinert. Talk: "Ski Heil! The Alps as 'sport equipment' in Jelinek's Writing." Conference: "Jelinek in the Arena. Sport, Cultural Understanding and Translation to Page and Stage." Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

July 25, 2012
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Das leiblich Imaginäre: Goethe, Nietzsche, Musil.” Wolfgang Iser Memorial Lecture. Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.

September 14, 2012
Bastian Reinert. Talk: "Sinn egal? Zwecklose Körper bei Elfriede Jelinek." Conference: "Nachkriegskörper in der deutschsprachigen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts." University of Zurich, Switzerland

September 21, 2012
Robert Neiser. Talk: "Strike or (Silent) Protest? The 'Generalstreikdebatte' of 1905/06 and 'Arbeitsverweigerung' in Robert Walser's Novels (1907–1909)," Conference: Protest and Reform in German Wilhelmine Culture (1871–1918). University of London/University of Cambridge, London, UK.

September 24, 2012
Anthony Mahler. Lecture: “Body-Bildung in Goethe’s Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten.” Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

October 4-7, 2012
Joela Zeller. Talk and Panel Moderation: “Why Keep a Dog and Bark Yourself? Before and After Kafka’s Canine Narrator,” German Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

October 4-7, 2012
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “The Personal Trainer (Parrhesiastes) for Body-Bildung in Goethe’s Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten.” Thirty-Sixth Annual Germanic Studies Association Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

October 4-6, 2012
Peter Erickson. Talk: "'Proselytenmacherey durch Aberglauben': Jacob Friedrich Abels Gibbon-Rezeption." Conference: Edward Gibbon im deutschen Sprachraum – Spurenlese und Bausteine einer Rezeptionsgeschichte. University of Braunschweig, Germany.

October 5, 2012
Jan Lazardzig. Lecture: “Unruhe stiften. Kleist und die Polizei,” Conference: Sound and Performance. Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

October 6, 2012
Arata Takeda. Talk: “The Material Turn of Phobos from Aesthetics to Politics: Tracking Terror in Western Cultural History,” Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

October 6, 2012
David Levin. Talk: "Poetic Thinking on Stage, or Choreographieoper." Panel Stream: "Poetic Thinking." German Studies Association Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

October 6, 2012
Florian Klinger. Talk: "Kleist's Pragmatics," German Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

October 10, 2012
Andrea Wald. Workshop (with Luisa Banki, Konstanz): "Erregende Schrift. Zum Begriff der Allegorie bei Benjamin und Lacan," Late Nite Lacan. IWK Wien, Vienna, Austria.

October 11, 2012
Jan Lazardzig. Lecture: “Schillers Polizei. Imaginationen der Unordnung um 1800.” Institut für Theater-, Film und Medienwissenschaft der Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria.

October 11-14, 2012
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “Nietzsche’s Dietetics of Self-Overcoming.” Conference: "Ohnmacht des Subjekts, Macht der Persönlichkeit." Internationaler Kongress der Nietzsche-Gesellschaft e.V. Naumburg (Saale), Germany.

October 12, 2012
Jan Lazardzig. Book presentation: “Ruinierte Öffentlichkeit. Zur Politik von Theater, Architektur und Kunst in den 1950er Jahren.” Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany.

October 20, 2012
David Wellbery. Lecture: “The Midnight of Mankind: Nietzsche and Mahler.” Humanities Day, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

November 2, 2012
Florian Klinger. Lecture: "Ist Richtigkeit ein Gefühl?" Conference: Affekt und Urteil, SFB Ästhetische Erfahrung im Zeichen der Entgrenzung der Künste, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

November 3, 2012
Joela Zeller. Invited Talk: “Die Frage nach dem Bindestrich: Deutsch-Jüdische Identitäten und Literatur,” International Conference: Hybride Identitäten des Jüdischen. Universität Zürich, Switzerland.

November 4, 2012
Jan Lazardzig. Lecture: “Noise Police. Disturbance in Theater, ca. 1800,” ASTR Annual Conference. Nashville, Tennessee.

November 4, 2012
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Kafka’s Amerika.” Chicago Humanities Festival. Chicago, Illinois.

November 10, 2012
Martin Baeumel. Talk: "Debt, Desire and the Presence of the Poem in Canitz and Hagedorn," 54th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, Ohio. 

November 13, 2012
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Goethes Dramatisierung einer Urgeschichte der Moderne.” Conference: Goethes ‘Pandora’: Form und Kultur,” Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

November 16, 2012
David Levin. Talk: “Inszenierter und inszenatorischer Ungehorsam." Conference: “Ästhetischer Ungehorsam.” Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK). Vienna, Austria.

November 17, 2012
David Wellbery, Lecture: “Fetisch/Fragment: Überlegungen zu Novalis im Ausgang von Gerhard Neumann.” Conference: Romantik Kontrovers. Stiftung für Romantikforschung, Starnberg, Germany.

November 19, 2012
David Levin. Lecture: "Die Inszenierung der Mediatisierung: Allegorie und Theatralität in Peter Konwitschnys Götterdämmerung (Stuttgart, 2000)." Lecture series: “Sehen und Hören in der Oper.” Oper Basel and “eikones”/Iconic Criticism. Basel, Switzerland.

November 28, 2012
Florian Klinger. Talk: "On Aesthetic Life," Wednesday series, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

December 2012
Joela Jacobs. Publication: “‘…und die ganze pfälzisch-jüdische Sündfluth kam dann heraus:’ Monstrosity and Multilingualism in Oskar Panizza’s Der operirte Jud’.” Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik 2 (2012). 

January 3-6, 2013
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “Lichtenberg’s Differential Calculus of Metaphor.” Conference: 128th Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Boston, Massachusetts.

January 4, 2013
Jake Fraser. Talk: “Versuch and Vorsatz in Goethe’s Wahlverwandtschaften: Two Types of Ironic Narration." Conference: 128th Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Boston, Massachusetts.

January 23, 2013
Arata Takeda. Talk: “Spiel mit Sprachen und Identitäten. Eine Vision für die mehrsprachige Literatur- und Kulturdidaktik.” Conference: Gesellschaften in Bewegung. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

February 9, 2013
Joela Jacobs. Talk: "Why Keep a Dog and Bark Yourself? Canine Narrators and the Representation of Dogs in German Literature." Conference: Animal Represenation. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

February 15-16, 2013
Mirjam Berg. Talk: "Eine Annäherung an das Dämonische in Goethes Die Wahlverwadtschaften." Conference: Literature and Cosmology, John Hopkins University. Baltimore, Maryland.

February 15-16, 2013
Robert C. Abbott. Talk: "Rilke's Sternbilder in the Tenth Duino Elegy." Conference: Literature and Cosmology, John Hopkins University. Baltimore, Maryland.

March 11, 2013
Arata Takeda. Invited Lecture: “What Makes a Suicide Attacker? Perspectives from Literature.” Illinois College Convocation Program. Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois.

March 16, 2013
Arata Takeda. Talk: “Staging Violence: Tragic Mimesis and the Question of Plot Management.” Conference: From Page to Stage. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

March 21, 2013
Jan Lazardzig. Talk: "Geschichtsverhältnisse - Theaterhistoriographie nach Marx." Workshop: Junges Kolleg of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Munich, Germany.

March 21-24, 2013
Bastian Reinert. Talk: "'The Green with the White in it.' Language (Loss) in Paul Celan's and Mattias Caduff's Conversation in the Mountains." Conference: North Eastern Modern Language Association. Boston, Massachusetts.

April 4-6, 2013
Peter Erickson. Talk: "Wieland's 'Geheime Geschichte der Danae': Contrasting Models of the Self." Conference: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Cleveland, Ohio.

April 10, 2013
Jan Lazardzig. Talk: "Théatre à machine - Die Maschine als Spektakel bei Leibniz und Ménestrier." Conference: "Barocktheater als Spektakel." Eikones NFS Bildkritik / NCCR Iconic Criticism. Basel, Switzerland.

April 18-20, 2013
Maeve Hooper. Talk: "Federbusch und Eichenbaum: Examining the Eroticism of the Plume in Kleist's Penthesilea." 66th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, Kentucky.

May 23, 2013
Arata Takeda. Talk: “Aristotle on Mimesis and Violence: Hidden Things since the Foundation of Literary Theory.” Conference: Politics, Violence and the Sacred. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.

June 2013
Andrea Wald. Publication: “Philosophie als Kehrseite der Psychoanalyse. Hegel, Kojève und die Lesbarkeit der Welt. Lacan 4D. Zu den vier Diskursen in Lacans Seminar XVII." Edited by Ivo Gurschler, Sándor Ivády, and Andrea Wald. Wien: Turia + Kant.

June 2013
Andrea Wald. Translation: Bruce Fink. "Grundlagen der Psychoanalytischen Technik. Eine lacanianische Annährung für klinische Berufe." Wien: Turian + Kant. 

June 15-16, 2013
Bastian Reinert. Talk: "Speechgrilles of the Shoah. Celan Between Translating and Being Translated." Conference: Translating Holocaust Literature. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.