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

Germanics II

Session Chair: 
Josiah Simon, California State University Long Beach
Time: 
Session 7: Saturday 10:20-11:50am
Location: 
McKenzie (PMCC)
Topic Area: 

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Petra Liedke Konow, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
    Three mid-19th century travelers experience Java under very different circumstances. Von Bacheracht moved there with her Dutch army husband. Pfeiffer traveled there with the support of the Dutch colonial powers. Von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach worked there as commander-in-chief for the Dutch. It will be explored how those different circumstances affect the fabric of their writing.  
  2. Kirsten Harjes, University of California at Davis
    This paper draws on the popular fascination with undead spirits or metaphysical forces in the interwar period movie industry in Weimar, Germany and in Hollywood to explore how certain cinematic representations came to reflect and define specific social anxieties in the post-WWI years.
  3. Martina Caspari, "Hochschule Esslingen, Germany"
    Literarische Kinderfiguren scheinen ein besonderes Verhältnis zu Zeit und Sprache zu haben, im Spannungsfeld von Entwicklungsstufen und ihren Übergängen und vom Eintritt in die symbolische Ordnung geprägt, der – hier von den Protagonisten nicht gewollt – sich dennoch mit schicksalhafter Gewalt vollzieht.
  4. Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez, Portland State University
    This paper focuses on German films about the Red Army Faction to demonstrate the significance of the photograph in the construction of memory in films. It argues that this significance is not only a RAF phenomenon but that it is part of a larger cinematic process.
Session Cancelled: 
No