113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Germanics I

Session Chair: 
Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez, Portland State University
Time: 
Session 6: Saturday 8:30-10:00am
Location: 
McKenzie (PMCC)
Topic Area: 

Presenters/Papers:

  1. S. Kye Terrasi, University of Washington
    This paper will explore issues of the female gaze and the construction of feminine identity within the context of the New Woman as presented in Hannah Höch's photomontages.
  2. Josiah Simon, California State University Long Beach
    This presentation critically analyzes the leading role Hans Ehrenberg (1883-1958) assigns to Goethe, and in particular Goethe's Faust, in his two-volume collection of lectures Tragödie und Kreuz (1920). Special emphasis will be paid to the connections between religion, philosophy and literary form.
  3. Matthew Straus, California State University Long Beach
    The paper will explore Brecht’s development of Verfremdungseffekte, their technical and textual manifestations in Die Dreigroschenoper, and the presence of Epic Theatre influences in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
  4. Andre Schuetze, Tulane University
    Während im westlichen Film die Mauer zu einem der wichtigsten Symbole in der Darstellung Berlins wurde, gehört die Mauer aus östlicher Perspektive eher zu den Besonderheiten nur weniger Filme. Zwei Beispiele, “Und deine Liebe auch” sowie “Alchimisten” sollen deshalb in den Mittelpunkt dieser Analyse gebracht werden.
Session Cancelled: 
No