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

Presidential Address and Luncheon

Session Chair: 
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Friday 12:20-1:50pm
Skyline I (PH-ET)


  1. Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois, Chicago
    This talk interprets Freud’s essay on melancholia, the mood seen as defining post-WWII Germany, as a work that points anti-intuitively to the future. R.W. Fassbinder’s films embody melancholy as the emotional state that structures Fassbinder's anxious queer futures. Heidi Schlipphacke is Associate Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago and a scholar of the German Enlightenment, kinship, gender, and the aesthetics and emotions inhabiting post-WWII German and Austrian literature and film.
Session Cancelled: