Conference Schedule 2014

GDGSA 2014 Poster
GDGSA 2014 Poster

Taking Out the Trash: Assessing and Re-assessing Value in German and Dutch Studies 

Friday, October 17

3:00-3:30 Registration

Session 1 – Moderator: Melissa Sheedy

3:30-4:00         Der Lumpensammler und die Seinigen — Walter Benjamin Aesthetik des Abfalls

                      Ferdinand Bubacz, New York University

4:00-4:30         Philology of the Future or a Return to the Origins? Benjamin and Nietzsche Contra Wilamowitz-Moellendorff

                      Sean Toland, Princeton University

4:30-5:00         Break

5:00-6:30         Keynote Address and Discussion

                      The Dark Pastoral and the Anthropocene: Trash, Waste, and Value in the Environmental Humanities

                      Heather I. Sullivan, Trinity University

7:30-9:00         Conference Dinner (Presenters, Hosts, Moderators, Faculty and GDGSA representatives)

Saturday, October 18


Session 2 – Moderator: Lisa Yager

9:00-9:30         Let There Be Negation: Variation in Early New High German and New High German Negation

                      Christine Evans, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:30-10:00       One Man’s Singular Is Another Man’s Plural: A Look at the Development of Nuernberg’s Diminutive System

                      Mary Allison, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:00-10:30     Break


Session 3 – Moderator: Sarah Reed

10:30-11:00    Trashing Art in Walter Benjamin’s Einbahnstraße

                     David Nelson, University of Pennsylvania

11:00-11:30     Disposal and Use: The Motif of Lumpen in Heine and Benjamin

                     Saein Park, Northwestern University


11:30-12:00    Paradigmenwechsel — Heinrich Heines Beobachtungen des Pariser Mülls

                     Charlotte Jaekel, Universität zu Köln


12:00-1:30       Lunch


Session 4Moderator: Christine Evans

1:30-2:00         From Trash to Treasure: An Empirical Look at L2 Interdental Fricative Approximation and Acquisition By Multilinguals in Berlin-Kreuzberg

                      Lisa Yager, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2:00-2:30         Reduce and Reuse to Recycle! Pragmatically-Driven Variation of Regiolectal German Syntactic Structures

                      T. Clinton Ford, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2:30-3:00         Exploring the relationship between language shift and attitudes about language use: Evidence from Wisconsin-born German-English bilinguals

                      Alyson Sewell, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:00-3:30         Break

Session 5 – Moderator: Joel Kaipainen

3:30-4:00         Revaluing Trash, Gaining Freedom: Recycled Objects & the Literary in Kurt Schwitters’ Montages

                      Hannah McMurray, University of Michigan

4:00-4:30         Waste without a Waste-Bin: Character and Cosmos in Aby Warburg’s Sassetti-Essay

                      Anat Benzvi, Princeton University

4:30-5:00         Closing Remarks

5:30                Conference Reception (All conference attendees welcome!)