In the Field

Gerhard Richter, “Scheune” (1984), oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
Gerhard Richter, “Scheune” (1984), oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

With support from the Division of the Humanities, the Department, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in German Literature and Culture, students are able to travel to and participate in conferences and workshops at other universities and professional meetings in North America and Europe. Our students regularly present papers at the meetings of the German Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, and other organizations; they actively participate in the conferences in the context of our partnership with the Schlegel Schule at the Freie Universität Berlin and Cambridge University; they give papers at individual conferences dealing with the topics of their research. They engage in archival research in North America and Europe.

Recent Contributions

February, 2021
Matthew Johnson. Online publication. "Halpern's Unfinished Poetry," published by the Association for Jewish Studies, AJS Perspectives in: The Unfinished Issue. February, 2021.

December, 2020
Daniel Burnfin. Three publications on/by Alfred Alfred Sohn-Rethel. Translators' Introduction: Daniel Burnfin and Oliver Schlaudt, "A Commentary after 38 Years — Alfred Sohn-Rethel". In: Historical Materialism. Online Publication Date: 01 Dec 2020. Pages: 1-6. December, 2020.

December, 2020
Daniel Burnfin. Translation: "Alfred Sohn-Rethel — A Commentary after 38 Years", Daniel Burnfin and Oliver Schlaudt (translators). In: Historical Materialism. Online Publication Date: 01 Dec 2020. Pages: 1–15. December, 2020.

December, 2020
Daniel Burnfin. Publication.  « Sozialisierte Metaphysik », Recherches germaniques, 15 | 2020, 131-143. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/rg.3807. December, 2020.

2019-2020

April 20, 2020
Matthew Johnson. Virtual talk. "Another Language - Paul Celan in Yiddish". Featured in this article: "Be healthy": The link between Yiddish and German. April 20, 2020.

February 5, 2020
Noah Zeldin, "The German Learning Play in Practice and Transformation." Workshop and lecture at DePaul University, Chicago, February 5, 2020.

January, 2020
Alexander Sorenson: Organizing a panel series on the topic of "Nature and Reality in the German 19th Century" for the Modern Language Association annual convention. January 2020, Seattle, WA. 

January 12, 2020
Matthew Johnson, "Another Language: Paul Celan in Yiddish," Panel: Paul Celan in the Middle East, Modern Language Association, Seattle, January 12, 2020.

January 9, 2020
Noah Zeldin, "Brecht and Weill: Collaboration in the Weimar Era." Post-concert talk at the Goethe-Institut Chicago, following "Words and Music: The Music of Kurt Weill" by Spider Saloff and Bradley Williams.

October 3-6, 2019
Jessica Resvick, “Materiality and Erasure: Realist Knowledge Transmission in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die Geisterseher.’” Talk given at the Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR, October 3-6, 2019.

October 3-6, 2019
Alexander Sorenson, “Ottilie’s Augenblick: Drowning, Diegesis, and Goethe’s Poetic Realism.” Talk given at the German Studies Association annual convention. Portland, OR, October 3-6, 2019.

October 3-6, 2019
Joseph Haydt, "Goethe as a Heterodox Thinker," participant in a seminar held at the Conference of the Germanic Studies Association, Portland, OR, October 3-6, 2019.

2018-2019

June 27, 2019
Joseph Haydt, "Hegel's Modern 12th Century: The Medievalism of the Lectures on Aesthetics," paper to be delivered to a conference on International Medievalisms, Maynooth University, June 27, 2019.

June 19-23, 2019
Noah Zeldin, “Brecht’s Others: The Role of Music and Amateur Performers in the Learning-Pieces,” paper to be delivered at the 19th Symposium of the International Brecht Society, “Brecht unter Fremden,” Leipzig, June 19-23, 2019.

June 5, 2019
Daniel Burnfin and Noah Zeldin, co-organizers together with Elena Stingl (FU Berlin) of up-coming workshop: “Verfemte Faschismusanalysen: Georges Bataille und Alfred Sohn-Rethel,” Freie Universität Berlin, June 5, 2019.

June 5, 2019
Daniel Burnfin and Noah Zeldin, co-organizers together with Elena Stingl (FU Berlin) of up-coming workshop: “Verfemte Faschismusanalysen: Georges Bataille und Alfred Sohn-Rethel,” Freie Universität Berlin, June 5, 2019.

May 22-25, 2019
David Kretz, "Rhetorical Strategy and Literary Form in Rorty's Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity," paper to be delivered to Rorty-Tagung "Dreißig Jahre "Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität", Akademie für politische Bildung Tutzing, May 22-25, 2019.

May 17, 2019
Elizabeth Ramsey, Talk on 'Kandinsky, the Grimms and folklore adaptation' at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the annual 'Expand your perspectives' series of talks by graduate students, May 17, 2019.

May 9-11, 2019
Ella Wilhelm, "The Stage and the Crossroads: Tragic Plot Structure in Sophocles' Oedipus the King", paper to be presented at Emergence and Ground. The Dynamics of 'Darstellung',a conference held at the University of Chicago, May 9-11, 2019.

May 9, 2019
Joseph Haydt, "Antonym, Pseudonym, Editor: Lessing's Fictional Authors," paper to be delivered to the Workshop of the Indiana University Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Indiana, Bloomington, May 9, 2019.

May 4, 2019
Elizabeth Ramsey, Oxford University German Graduate Symposium, paperon 'Folkloric inheritance: the first translation of the Brothers Grimms 'Kinder- und Hausmärchen into English, 1823’, May 4 2019

April 11-12, 2019
Daniel Burnfin, “Hegel’s Critique of Understanding / Metaphysics,” Conference: The Autobiography of Thought: Hegel's Science of Logic, University of Coimbra, April 11-12, 2019.

April 9-10, 2019
Noah Zeldin, “The Poverty of Art: Towards a Materialist Critique of a Fetish,” paper delivered to conference: “Hegel-Marx: Dead Dogs Still Live,” University of Lisbon, April 9-10, 2019

April 2019
Alexander Sorenson, “The Bride by the Water: Duty, Procession, and Sacrifice in Theodor Fontane’s Unwiederbringlich.” Article appearing in German Life and Letters 72.2 (forthcoming, April 2019)

March 30, 2019
Ella Wilhelm, "Contradiction in Progress: On G.E. Lessing's Education of the Human Race", paper to be delivered at the University of Toronto's graduate Comparative Literature conference, Timepieces, March 30, 2019.

March 30, 2019
Joseph Haydt: "Renouncing the Whole: The Post-Theological Ethics of Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre," paper to be delivered to the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Harvard University, March 30, 2019.

March 29-30, 2019
David Kretz, "Troeltsch and/or/against Gadamer," paper to be delivered to the University of Notre Dame and University of Chicago Fifth Annual Joint Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, March 29-30, 2019.

March 22, 2019
Joseph Haydt, "What Is the Question for Which von Balthasar's Theory of Gestalt Is the Answer?" paper to be delivered to the Conference of the Northeast Region of the American Academy of Religion, Tufts University, March 22, 2019.

March 20 - 22, 2019
Daniel Carranza, “‘bloß ein Lehrgedicht:’ Rhetorik und Sinnliches Denken in Schillers ‘Reich der Schatten.’” Lecture,  Schillers Feste der Rhetorik. Marbach, Germany. March 20 - 22, 2019

March 7-10, 2019
Jessica Resvick. Talk. “Picturesque Visions: Adalbert Stifter’s Studien and Washington Irving’s Sketch-Book,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Washington, D.C., March 7-10, 2019.

Feb 16, 2019
David Kretz, "Levinas and Critical Phenomenology," comments to be delivered to the Northwestern University Graduate Conference in Critical Theory, Northwestern University, Feb 16, 2019.

February 11, 2019
Matthew Johnson, co-organizer, "Workshop on Teaching Jewish Studies," Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, University of Chicago, February 11, 2019, 5:00-6:30pm in Swift Hall 106 [incl. a presentation by Jessica Kirzane]

January 4, 2019
Matthew Johnson, "Yiddish Literature in a Postvernacular World: On Chava Rosenfarb's Self-Translations," paper delivered at the Conference of the Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 4, 2019.

January 4, 2019
Emily Dreyfus. Host. Berliner Philharmoniker Filmabend at the Zeughaus Kino in Berlin. January 4, 2019.

January 1, 2019
Joseph Haydt: "Irony and Historical Truth: Lessing on Reimarus on Christianity," paper delivered to the Conference of the Modern Languages Association, Chicago, IL, January 1, 2019.

September 27-30, 2018
Mirjam Berg. Talk: "Writing the Inner Strife: Emmy Hennings' Das Brandmal: Ein Tagebuch," Forty-Second Annual Conference of the GSA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 27-30, 2018.

December 12, 2018
Jessica Kirzane, Lecturer of Yiddish Studies, receives the Cashmere Subvention Award in Jewish Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, awarded by the Women's Caucus of the AJS, for her manuscript, a translation of Miriam Karpilov's Diary of a Lonely Girl or the Battle Against Free Love. This award comes with a grant to support scholarly publication in the area of Jewish, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.

July 9-11, 2018
Emily Dreyfus. Talk. “’Übrigens, Steuerklasse sind wir vier’: Precarities of Economic and Cultural Capital in Cinema of the Third Reich,” Economic Subjects, Trilateral Doctoral Colloquium: FU Berlin – Cambridge – University of Chicago. Cambridge, UK, July 9-11, 2018.

July 9-11, 2018
Alex Sorenson. Talk. “Economies of Offering: on the River in German Realism.” Chicago-Cambridge-FU Berlin Biannual Conference. July 9-11, 2018. Cambridge, UK.

June 30, 2018
Jessica Resvick. Publication. “Repetition and Textual Transmission. The Gothic Motif in Goethe’s Faust and ‘Von deutscher Baukunst.’” Goethe Yearbook 25 (2018): 133–60.

2017-2018

April 6, 2018
Maeve Hooper. Workshop. Bridging the Gap: the Undergraduate Curriculum, April 6, 2018

March 8–10, 2018
Emily Dreyfus. Talk. Kunstmusik and Its (Dis)Contents in Weimar Sound Film: Nineteenth-Century Quotations in Paul Czinner’s Der Träumende Mund (1932).When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television. International Conference at the University of Salzburg, March 8–10 2018.

March 29-April 1, 2018
Alex Sorenson. Talk. “Trials by Water: Law, Sacrifice, and Ethics in the Drowning Scene.” Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association. Los Angeles, CA. March 29-April 1, 2018.

January 4-7, 2018
Emily Dreyfus. Talk. “'Selbst die Szene spricht in geheimen Anklängen’: Intermedial Writing and the Secrets of Musical Language in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Don Juan (1813). 133rd  Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, New York, New York. January 4-7 2018. 

November 12, 2017
Amy Stebbins. Publication: "Die Stunde des Whoppers." ZEIT ONLINE: November 12, 2017. 

October 5-8, 2017
Jake Fraser. Talk. "'Alles kehrte nun in die alte Ordnung der Dinge zurück': Heinrich von Kleist’s Revolutionary Poetics." Forty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia. October 5-8, 2017.

October 5-8, 2017
Jessica Resvick. Talk. “Recognition and the Separation of the Senses: Adalbert Stifter’s ‘Abdias’ and ‘Die Sonnenfinsternis am 8. Juli 1842.’” Forty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia. October 5-8, 2017. 

October 5-8, 2017
Alex Sorenson. Talk. “ ‘Dies Bild ist mir immer von neuem nachgegangen’: Penitence, Portraiture, and Sacrifice in Theodor Storm’s Aquis Submersus”. 41st Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. October 5-8, 2017. Atlanta, GA.

October 5-8, 2017
Daniel Carranza. Talk. "From 'geistige Formeln' to 'Pathosformel:' Goethe and Warburg on the Morphology of Images." Forty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia. October 5-8, 2017. 

October 5-8, 2017
Alexander Sorenson and Jessica Resvick. Panel organizers. “Visions of Realism: Politics, Poetics, Aesthetics.” Forty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia. October 5-8, 2017.

October 5-8, 2017.
Maeve Hooper. Talk. "Das romantische Apparat: Elements of Romanticism in Kafka’s In der Strafkolonie." Forty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia. October 5-8, 2017. 

2016-2017

June 7-9, 2017
Tamara Kamatovic. Talk. "Metternich’s Censors at Work: Practicing Censorship and Defining Popular Style in the Early Nineteenth Century." Colloque international « Censure et style ». Labex TransferS, Paris Ve (École Normale Supérieure, Collège de France, Sorbonne). June 7-9 2017.

May 2017
Amy Stebbins. Publication co-authored with Dr. Adi Barak: "Re-entry as Performance: Reflections from Institution X" in Critical Social Policy Volume 37, Number 2, May 2017. 

March 23-26, 2017
Simon Friedland. Talk. "Being Moved: Ontology and Rhythm in Heidegger's Dialogue with Arthur Rimbaud and René Char." Annual Meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Baltimore, Maryland.

March 23-26, 2017
Maeve Hooper. Panel Organizer. "Rethinking the Frame: Embedded Narratives in German-language Literature." Annual Meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Baltimore, Maryland.

February 16-18, 2017 
Emily Dreyfus. Talk. "Record player, Switchboard, Jukebox. Reified Voices and Musical Epiphanies in Fritz Lang’s The Blue Gardenia (1953)." Epiphane Wirklichkeiten. Sprachen der Dinge in Literatur und Künsten. Triangle-Colloquium Berlin-Cambridge-Chicago. Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien. Freie Universität Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

February 16-18, 2017
Jessica Resvick. Talk. “Offenbarender Realismus. Verdinglichung, Verkörperung und Erkennbarkeit in Adalbert Stifters Die Narrenburg.” Epiphane Wirklichkeiten. Sprachen der Dinge in Literatur und Künsten. Triangle-Colloquium Berlin-Cambridge-Chicago. Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien. Freie Universität Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

February 16-18, 2017
Daniel Carranza. Talk. "Reading the Sky: Inkless Engraving as Cultural Technique in Hölderlin’s Oeuvre." Epiphane Wirklichkeiten. Sprachen der Dinge in Literatur und Künsten. Triangle-Colloquium Berlin-Cambridge-Chicago. Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien. Freie Universität Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

February 16-18, 2017
Jake Fraser. Talk. "Theatrum Mundi. Shakespeare, Kleist and the Theatrical Thing." Epiphane Wirklichkeiten. Sprachen der Dinge in Literatur und Künsten. Triangle-Colloquium Berlin-Cambridge-Chicago. Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien. Freie Universität Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

February 16-18, 2017
Daniel Burnfin. Talk. "„....to install contradiction in the very heart of the object“: Hegel's Speculative Account of Das Ding." Epiphane Wirklichkeiten. Sprachen der Dinge in Literatur und Künsten. Triangle-Colloquium Berlin-Cambridge-Chicago. Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien. Freie Universität Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

February 2-4, 2017
Mirjam Berg. Talk. "Ein Schreibzimmer für sich allein - Die Immagination von Schreibräumen in Virigina Woolfs Ein eigenes Zimmer und Irmgard Keuns Das kunstseidene Mädchen". Ein Ort viel Raum(theorie)? - Zu literarischen Imgaginationen gleicher Räume/Orte. Tagung an der Universität Bamberg, Germany.

January 5-8, 2017
Alex Sorenson. Talk. “ ‘Im tieferen Wasser’: Imitation, Recognition and Rite in Gottfried Keller’s 'Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe'”. One Hundred and Thirty-Second Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association. January 5-8, 2017. Philadelphia, PA.

November 11-12, 2016
Matthew Johnson. Talk: “The Ends of German Jewry: German-Jewish Anthologies after 1945,” The End: Theories and Practices of Narrative Endings, Department of German Studies, Cornell University, November 2016.

September 29-October 2, 2016
Daniel Carranza. Talk. "On the Possibility of Poetic Embodiment: Phonic Gesture in Paul Celan's 'Offene Glottis'." Fortieth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. San Diego, CA.

September 29-October 2, 2016
Jessica Resvick. Talk. "Editing and Editions: Adalbert Stifter's Die Mappe meines Urgroßvaters and the Recension of Memory." Fortieth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. San Diego, CA.

September 29-October 2, 2016
Alex Sorenson. Talk. “The Drowning Scene: Polis, Paralipsis and Sacrifice in Theodor Fontane's 'Unwiederbringlich'”. Fortieth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. San Diego, CA

2015-2016

May 12-14, 2016
Emily Dreyfus. Talk. "Affective Resonances: Neo-Romantic Aesthetics in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia." Third Annual Boulder Summer Colloquium in German Studies. University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, Colorado.

May 12-14, 2016
Ethan Blass. Talk: "An Impossible Comparison: Romance as a Link between Goethe and Hitchcock." Third Annual Boulder Summer Colloquium in German Studies. University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, Colorado.

April 14-16, 2016
Jessica Resvick. Talk. “Goethe’s Circulating Works. Tradition and Transmission in Stifter’s Der Nachsommer.” KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference. University of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky. 

March 17-20, 2016
Maeve Hooper. Talk: "Framing Zweig: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.’” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Hartford, Connecticut.

March 17-19, 2016
Amy Stebbins. Talk: "Making a (Re)Entrance: The Performance of Change in Prisoner Rehabilitation." Experiencing Prison 7th Annual Conference. Budapest, Hungary.

March 13-15, 2016
Daniel Carranza. Talk. "Consolations of Form: On the Temporality of Rhyme in Goethe's 'Im ernsten Beinhaus war's'." Schlusspoetik: Goethes Spätwerk. Chicago, IL. 

February 24-26, 2016
Daniel Carranza. Talk. "Rilkes absolute Metapher: Der Fall Jakobson und das Schicksal einer Verallgemeinerung." Strukturalismus, heute. Hannover, Germany.

November 2015
Amy Stebbins. Publication: "'Eine Aufgekratztheit im Theater': Acting the Agon at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz." Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, 51. 4. Special Issue: The New Berlin. 

November 26-27, 2015
Mirjam Berg. Talk: "Orientierung als Herausforderung in Tagebuchromanen der literarischen Moderne - Rilke, Hennings, Keun." 6. Graduiertenkonferenz der Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft zum Thema "Raumirritationen -- Warum nach dem Raum fragen?" University of Vienna, Austria.

Fall 2015
Alex Sorenson. Publication. "‘Mit trauervollem Blick’: The Time of Seeing and Lyric Subjectivity in Rainer Maria Rilke’s ‘Orpheus. Eurydike. Hermes’ and ‘Pietà’”. The German Quarterly 88.4 (Fall 2015).

October 29-31, 2015
Jessica Resvick. Talk: “Reevaluating Fraudulence and Imitation: (Re-) Reading Practices in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe.’” Faking, Forging, Counterfeiting. Discredited Practices at the Margins of Mimesis. Conference of the Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts MIMESIS. Centre for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich. Munich, Germany.

October 2, 2015
Tamara Kamatovic. Talk: “Cosmopolitanism and Censorship." Thirty-Ninth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Washington, DC. 

October 2, 2015
Jake Fraser. Talk: "Reading in Stereo: Kittler, Kafka, Post-Hermeneutics". Thirty-Ninth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Washington, DC. 

August 24-28, 2015
Alex Sorenson. Talk: “The Eye of the Beholder: Ekphrasis and the Longing Subject in Rainer Maria Rilke’s ‘Pietà’ Poems.“ Sixth Biennial Congress of the European Network of Comparative Literary Studies. August 24-28, 2015. Dublin City University and National University of Galway, Ireland.

July 6, 2015
Mirjam Berg. Guest Lecture: "Vom Sehen-Sammeln und Sich-Selbst-Schreiben – Irmgard Keuns Das kunstseidene Mädchen (1932)." Proseminar: Deutsche Großstadt Romane der Moderne, taught by Luisa Banki, M.A.. Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany.

2014-2015

April 30-May 3, 2015
Mirjam Berg. Talk: “Writing Female Modernity: The Diary Novel in Early 20th Century German Literature.” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, Ontario. 

April 24-25, 2015
Jessica Resvick. Talk: “Goethe’s Reflections of the Gothic in ‘Von deutscher Baukunst 1823’ and ‘Faust II.’” Echoes – Reflections. German Studies Graduate Conference, Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island.

April 11, 2015
Amy Stebbins & Richard Whaling. Performance Lecture: “The Death of Orpheus: gendered voices in Ovid's Metamorphoses.” Second Annual Performance Philosophy Conference: "What Can Performance Philosophy Do?" Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, IL.

March 26-29, 2015
Joela Jacobs. Talk: "'Hello, This Is Dog.' German Canine Narration and the Modernist Crisis of Language." Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Seattle, Washington.

March 26-29, 2015
Maeve Hooper. Talk: "Mediating the Past: Translation and History in the works of C.F. Meyer." Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Seattle, Washington.

March 26-29, 2015
Mirjam Berg. Talk: "'Control of Writing and Orientation in Modern German Diary Novels." Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Seattle, Washington.

March 6, 2015
Jake Fraser. "Revolution and Restoration: On a Temporal Paradox in Heinrich von Kleist." Revolution and The Real--NYU German Graduate Conference, New York. 

February 15-17, 2015
Joela Jacobs. Talk: "'An Art Form That Has Become Impossible After Hitler'? Re-evaluating the Literary Grotesque (Groteske) with Scholem, Friedlaender, and Panizza." Fourth Biennial Duke Workshop in German Jewish Studies. Durham, North Carolina.

January 2015
Joela Jacobs. Publication: "Verbrechen wider die Natur:' Oskar Panizza's First Encounter with Censorship." Protest and Reform in the German Literature and Art of Modernity, 1871-1918, edited by Godela Weiss-Sussex and Charlotte Woodford.

January 2015
Joela Jacobs. Publication: "Assimilating Aliens: Imagining National Identity in Oskar Panizza’s Operated Jew and Salomo Friedlaender’s Operated Goy." Alien Imaginations: Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism, edited by Ulrike Küchler, Silja Mähl, and Graeme Stout.

January 8-11, 2015
Alex Sorenson. Talk: "'…in vocem flentium:' Prosopopoeia and Diegetics of Abeyance in Two Poems of Eduard Mörike and Georg Heym." One Hundred and Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Modern Language Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

December 2014
Anthony Mahler. Publication: "The Acute Gaze of Argos: Visual Sin and Visual Psychagogy in Bidermann's Cenodoxus." Visual Acuity and the Arts of Communication in Early Modern Germany, edited by Jeffrey Chipps Smith.

November 16, 2014
Sunny Yudkoff. Talk: "Who is Learning Yiddish Today and Why?" The Chicago YIVO Society's Fall 2014 Lecture. Evanston Public Library. Evanston, Illinois.

October 24, 2014
Marcus Lampert. Talk: "Modern Interiority in Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea." The 2014 Atkins Conference of the Goethe Society of North America: Aesthetics and its Institutions in the Age of Goethe." University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

October 23-26, 2014
Anthony Mahler. Talk: "Desirous Enclosures: The Topography and Topoi of Goethe’s Narrated Childhood." The 2014 Atkins Conference of the Goethe Society of North America: "Imagining Worlds: Aesthetics and Its Institutions in the Age of Goethe." University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

October 3-5, 2014
Joela Jacobs. Talk: "'Freiheit, ein kümmerliches Gewächs.' Tier-Epistemologie und die Frage nach der Willensfreiheit in den Hundeerzählungen Franz Kafkas und Oskar Panizzas." Internationale Tagung der deutschen Kafka-Gesellschaft e. V.: "Kafkas Tiere: Kulturwissenschaftliche Lektüren." University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

October 2014
Anthony Mahler. Publication: "Jenseits von gesund und krank: Nietzsche’s Dietetics of Self-Overcoming." Beiträge zu Friedrich Nietzsche 16: Ohnmacht des Subjekts, Macht der Persönlichkeit, edited by Christian Benne and Enrico Müller.

September 18-21, 2014
Joela Jacobs. Talk: "'Naturwidrig.' Non-Human Sexual Pathology in Oskar Panizza's Censored Works." Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Kansas City, Missouri.

September 18-21, 2014
Alex H. Sorenson. Talk: "Hearing das Unerhörte: Sense and the Space of Haunting in Gottfried August Bürger’s Lenore and Heinrich von Kleist’s Das Bettelweib von Locarno." Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Kansas City, Missouri.

September 5, 2014
Andrea Wald. Talk: "Vorstellung des Dissertationsprojekts 'Ornament. Eine österreichische Befindlichkeit.'" 18. internationale Tagung der Hugo von Hofmannsthal-Gesellschaft. Universität Basel, Switzerland.

August 25-29, 2014
Mirjam Berg. Talk: "Vorstellung des Dissertationsprojekts 'Orientierung als Herausforderung in der Literatur der Moderne.'" Eikones Summer School 2014. Course 2:
 "Media of the Urban: In/Visible Cities." eikones NFS Bildkritik. Basel, Switzerland. 

2013-2014

July 4-6, 2013
Bastian Reinert. Talk: "'Da spricht einer, der nicht dazugehört und nicht dazugehören darf.' Zu den Celan-Zitaten bei Elfriede Jelinek." Conference: "Intertextuelle und interkulturelle Dimensionen literarischer Celan-Referenzen: Prozesse einer Traditionsbildung in der Moderne." Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany.

July 10, 2013
Bastian Reinert. Talk: "Spiele vom Ende - Ende vom Spiel: Zum Nachleben bei Samuel Beckett." Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach am Neckar, Germany.

July 20, 2013
Mirjam Berg. Talk: “Boredom and Its Manifestation in Interior Spaces.” XX. Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association. Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France.

July 23, 2013
Arata Takeda. Talk: “Postculturalism: A Pragmatist Answer to ‘Why Comparative Literature?’” XX. Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association. Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France.

July 25, 2013
Mirjam Berg. Talk: "Sammeln als Erosion des Interieurs. Ein Vergleich zwischen Benjamins Figur des Sammlers und Max Frischs Herr Geiser in Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän." Conference: "Räume räumen. Vom Aneignen, Verändern und Verlassen des literarischen Raums. Internationaler Workshop für NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen." Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. 

September 26-29, 2013
Amy Stebbins. Panel Discussant: "Podium on the Legacy of Brecht and Benjamin for Theatre and Theory." Conference: "Denken (auf) der Bühne." Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt.

October 3-6, 2013
Alex H. Sorenson. Talk: "Recognition, Remembrance, and the Presence of Loss in Christoph Meckel's Licht." Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Denver, Colorado.

October 3-6, 2013
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “Soul Food: Goethe’s ‘Bekenntnisse einer schönen Seele’ as Dietetic Technology.” Thirty-Seventh Annual Germanic Studies Association Conference. Denver, Colorado.

October 3-6, 2013
Joela Jacobs. Talk: "Verbrechen wider die Natur: Literary Production and Censorship in the Case of Oskar Panizza." Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Denver, Colorado. 

October 3-6, 2013
Mirjam Berg. Talk: "Gehen, Sehen, Sprechen: Practices of Everyday Life in Stifter's Novella Granit (1852)." Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Denver, Colorado.

October 3-6, 2013
Peter Erickson. Talk: "Erläuterungen... der Ascetik durch Beobachtungen aus der Seelenlehre: Jacob Friedrich Abel and Religious Conversion in the Late Enlightenment." Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Denver, Colorado.

October 25-26, 2013
Peter Erickson. Talk: "An Enlightenment Critique of Religious Conversion: Johann Joachim Spalding's Gedanken über den Werth der Gefühle in dem Christenthum." Conference: "Ways of Knowing." Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

November 8, 2013
Amy Stebbins. Working Group Submission: "Stepping out of the Role: The Art & Politics of Ausstieg in Christoph Schlingensief's Hamlet." American Society for Theatre Research. Dallas, Texas.

November 29, 2013
Andrea Wald. Talk: "Wir sind Heilkräuter selber: Von Blumenkaisern, grünen Rebellen und der sehr großen Lebendigkeit des Einzelbildes." Workshop (organized by Andrea Wald und Marion Mang): "Weltkrieg und Welttheater. Politische und ästhetische Dimensionen in Hugo von Hofmannsthals Turm-Dramen," Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria.

January 9-12, 2014
Andrea Wald. Panel Organization and Moderation: "The Written Image. Allegory as Reflection between Ornament and Sign." 129th Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois. 

January 16, 2014
Sunny Yudkoff. Talk: "Consuming Sholem Aleichem: Disease, Persona, Legacy." Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

February 20-21, 2014
Alex H. Sorenson. Talk: "‘Sag ihm die Dinge:’ Transience, Transformation, and Paean in Rilke’s Ninth Elegy." Conference: What is a Thing? Key Responses in Modern German Literature and Thought. University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

February 22, 2014
Emily Dreyfus. Talk: 'Spielt da nicht wer?’ Musical Reverberations in Arthur Schnitzler’s Fräulein Else. 4th annual German Graduate Student Association, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tennessee.

February 28-March 1, 2014
Maeve Hooper. Talk: "'Going in Circles:' Structural Repetition in Stifter’s Bergkristall." 21st Annual German Graduate Studies Conference, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia. 

March 18-23, 2014
Peter Erickson.  Talk: "Adapting Christian Tragedy for the Enlightenment Stage: Lessing, Wieland, Cronegk." Annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Williamsburg, Virginia.

March 20-23, 2014
Jessica Resvick. Talk: "Temporal Reframings of Home in Walter Benjamin's 'Moscow' and Vladimir Nabokov's 'A Guide to Berlin.'" Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. New York, New York.

March 20-23, 2014
Tamara Kamatović. Talk: "The Puszta: A Central European Landscape." Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. New York, New York. 

March 20, 2014 
Amy Stebbins. Talk: "Being Richard: History, Myth and the Biopic." Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Seattle, Washington.

March 21-22, 2014
Anthony Mahler. Talk: "The Legibility of the Bowels: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s Coprophagic Note-Taking." Conference: "Gall and Guts: Entrails and Digestion in the Long Eighteenth Century." Paris, France.

March 24, 2014
Andrea Wald. Talk: "Lebensteppich Ornament. Zur Genese einer Form um 1900." Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK). Vienna, Austria.

March 27-29, 2014
Anthony Mahler. Talk: "Harsdörffer's Dietetic and Poetic Moderation." Sixtieth Annual Renaissance Society of America Meeting. New York, New York.

March 30-April 2, 2014
Peter Erickson. Talk: "'Ist es rathsam Missethäter durch Geistliche [...] zur Hinrichtung begleiten zu lassen?' Gotthilf Samuel Steinbart’s Enlightenment Critique of Gallows Conversions." Erster Internationaler Kongress zur Erforschung der Theologischen Aufklärung. Münster, Germany.

May 2, 2014
Joela Jacobs. Roundtable: "Environmental Studies vs. Animal Studies." Animal // Environment: A Multidisciplinary Symposium. Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

May 27, 2014
Andrea Wald. Online Publication: "Lebensteppich Ornament. Zur Genese einer Form um 1900." Recherche - Zeitung für Wissenschaft.

June 2014
Robert Neiser. Publication: "Der Dichter und die Gemeinschaft seiner Leser. Wilhelm Raabes 'Einer aus der Menge.'" Jahrbuch der Raabe-Gesellschaft, 2014.

June 20, 2014
Amy Stebbins. Libretto/Dramaturgy: "Musical Land." Deutsche Oper Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

2012-2013

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 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.

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 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.

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 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. .

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. 

2011-2012

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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

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.

2010-2011

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

2009-2010

July 7, 2009
Martin Baeumel. Workshop Presentation: “Pragmatik der Lyrik.” Colloquium Prof. Dr. Osterkamp, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.

July 29, 2009
Martin Baeumel. Talk: “Der nüchterne erste Blick: Beobachtung und ihre Darstellung in Alexander von Humboldts Voyage aux régions équinoxiales.” Fifth International and Interdisciplinary Alexander von Humboldt Conference: Travels between Europe and the Americas. Freie Universität Berlin. The presentation was selected to be published in the conference proceedings in 2010. Martin also served as chair for three sessions on July 28, 2009.

September 17-19
Susanne Lüdemann. Talk: “Beautiful Soul - Beautiful State? On Charis and Charisma in Schiller's 'Demetrius.'” Conference: Idealism Matters. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

September 30, 2009
Joela Zeller (with Anja Neunddorf and Julian Zado). Publication: Hochschulen im Wettbewerb. Berlin, Germany.

October 6, 2009
Robert Buch. Lecture/talk: “The Pathos of the Real. Francis Bacon.” Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaft, Vienna, Austria.

October 8, 2009
Susanne Lüdemann. Talk: “Beyond Visibility. Negotiations of Reality between Science and Literature.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

October 10, 2009
Stephen Haswell Todd. Talk: “Kritik und Charakter, or, In the Boat with Kant, Foucault, and Diogenes.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

October 11, 2009
Joel Lande. Talk: “The Comic Figure in the Age of Enlightenment.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

December 3-4, 2009
Joel Lande. Talk: “Das konfligierende Sein: Solgers Auffassung der Tragödie.” Conference: Karl Sogler und die Berliner Universität um 1810 Idealistische Forschung und Lehre, Hochschulpolitik und intellektuelle Netzwerke. Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany.

December 28, 2009
Bastian Reinert. Talk: “Localization and Aberration. Ingeborg Bachmann's Philosophy of Language.” Convention of the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA.

January 22, 2010
Katharina Loew. Workshop presentation: “Modern Magicians: The Development of Special Effect Techniques in German Silent Film.” Mass Culture Workshop, University of Chicago.

February 8, 2010
Susanne Lüdemann. Lecture: “Der Raum als Einbildungskraft des Dichters.” University of Munich, Germany.

February 19, 2010
Andrea Wald. Talk: “Toward a Measure of Masterliness. Subject, Object and the Ineffable One.” Conference: The Absent Center. University at Austin, TX.

February 26, 2010
Malika Makarinec. Talk: “The Empathic Potential of Space in the German Aesthetic Tradition.” Conference: Within or Without: Space in German Literature and Culture. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

February 26, 2010
Marcus Lampert. Talk: “Theatrical and Historical Space in the Work of Walter Benjamin.” Conference: Within or Without: Space in German Literature and Culture. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

February 26, 2010
Joela Zeller. Talk: “Hybridity in Literature: The Function of Monsters.” 15th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric. Hybridity: Intersections of History, Identity, and Technology. University of Alaska Anchorage.

February 27, 2010
James McCormick. Talk: “Bodily Space as Spiritual Home in Robert Musil's Early Fiction.” Conference: Within or Without: Space in German Literature and Culture. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

February 27, 2010
Peter Erickson. Talk: “Hegel and the Origin of Architecture.” Conference: Within or Without: Space in German Literature and Culture. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

March 17-20, 2010
David Wellbery. Lecture: “Kafka’s Wish.” Conference on the Arts of Mediation, Catholic University, Lisbon, Portugal.

March 18-21, 2010
Martin Baeumel. Talk: “The Voice of Transcendence in Brockes’ and Goethe’s Poetry.” 41st ASECS Annual Meeting.

March 26, 2010
Bastian Reinert. Workshop Presentation: “Viva patria? Jean Amery's 'How Much Home Does a Person Need.’” NYU German Department, New York City.

March 27, 2010
Andrea Wald. Talk: “Psychoanalysis at the Limits of an Object-Oriented Ontology.” Konferenz der Sektion Logik der Neuen Wiener Grupe (Lacan Schule) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Arbeitskreis für Psychoanalyse: Gebarrte Logik. Erste Wiener Konferenz zu Signifikantenlogik und Lacan. Vienna, Austria.

Spring 2010
Bastian Reinert. Publication: “Metaleptische Gespräche. Wirklichkeit als Reflexionsprozess in Annette von Droste-Hülshoffs Versepos Des Arztes Vermächtniß.” In Redigierte Tradition. Literaturhistorische Positionierungen Annette von Droste-Hülshoffs, edited by Claudia Liebrand, Irmtraud Hnilica und Thomas Wortmann.March 29, 2010. Susanne Lüdemann. Talk: “Case Studies between Law and Literature.” Workshop Case Studies, University of Princeton.

Spring 2010
Joel Lande. Publication: “Moritz’ Gods: Allegory, Autonomy, and Art.” In Signatures of Thought: Karl Philipp Moritz, edited by Anthony Krupp.

April 2010
Martin Baeumel and Tracy Graves. Selection, Translation and Co-editing for: Jurek Becker. My Father, the Germans and I, edited by Christine Becker.

Apr 2-4, 2010
David Levin. Kompaktseminar (with Juliane Vogel). “Mise-en-Scene of Voice.” University of Chicago.

April 3, 2010
Katharina Loew. Talk: “Scientific Specters: On the Relation Between Magic and Technology in German Silent Film.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

April 9, 2010
Susanne Lüdemann. Lecture: “Brotherhood as a Social Metaphor.” Lecture series “The Public Sphere and Modern Social Imaginaries”, Ohio State University, Columbus.

May 28, 2010
Susanne Lüdemann. Lecture: “Brotherhood as a Social Metaphor.” University of California, Santa Barbara.

June 2-4, 2010
Katharina Loew. Talk: “Magic Mirrors: The Schüfftan Process.“ Annual Conference of the Film Studies Association of Canada/Association Canadienne d'Études Cinématographiques 2010 in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Montréal, Canada.

June 7, 2010
Mimmi Woisnitza. Workshop presentation: “Revising World War II Exploitation: The Benefits of Spectacles in Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds.'” Theater & Performance Studies Workshop, University of Chicago.

June 17-19, 2010
Andrew Erwin. Talk: “'This book is religious from the perspective of the unbeliever': The Convergence of Science and Mysticism in Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities.” Conference: Belief and Disbelief in the Space Between: 1914-1945. University of Portland, Oregon.

June 21, 2010
Andrea Wald. Workshop: “Che Vuoi? Reading Lacan's The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious.” Workshop der Sektion Logik der Neuen Wiener Gruppe (Lacan Schule) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem IWK, Vienna, Austria.

June 24-25, 2010
Joel Lande. Workshop: “Atypische Narrative.” Universität Konstanz.

July 1, 2010
Susanne Lüdemann. Round table: “Zur Internationalität geisteswissenschaftlicher Forschung.” Graduiertenworkshop “Möglichkeiten und Grenzen philologischer Forschung” der Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien, Berlin.

July 1-3, 2010
Anthony Mahler. Talk: “Did Philologists Write the Iliad? Friedrich August Wolf's Criteria of Style and the Demonstrative Power of Citation.” Conference: The Scope and the Boundaries of Philological Research. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.