Conference Schedule 2016

GDGSA 2016 Conference Poster
GDGSA 2016 Conference Poster

Friday, October 21

3:00                Registration opens

3:20                Opening remarks

Session I

Moderator: Melissa Sheedy

3:30             Akklimatisierung: Eine poetische Strategie der Verheimatung im deutschen Kolonialroman der Jahrhundertwende
Ana Ilic, University of Münster

4:00             From Ghetto to Goethe: The Decolonial Turn of German Rappers of Color
Krsna Santos, Michigan State University

4:30             Russian Germans: In Search of a Homeland Away from Home
Ian McQuistion, University of Wisconsin-Madison

5:00             Refreshment break

Keynote Address and Discussion

Moderator: Christopher Stohs

5:30–7:00      Heimat, Heemet, Home: Where Are the Pennsylvania Dutch?
Dr. Mark L. Louden, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Conference Dinner

7:30             Conference dinner at Crandall’s Peruvian Bistro (334 State St.) for presenters, hosts, moderators, and faculty representatives 

Saturday, October 22

9:00            Coffee and tea

Session II

Moderator: Austin Mielke

9:30             Jakob Arjouni, Kemal Kayankaya, and the Case of the Missing Identity
Richard Hronek, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:00            Bitte nix Polizei: Eine Kriminalerzählung?
Brandy Wilcox, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:30           Refreshment break

Session III

Moderator: Brian Wilt

10:45            The Regional Crime Novel as Mediator of “Heimat”
Andrea Kreuter, University of Vienna

11:15            Das Unheimliche: A Holocaust Survivor’s Interpretation of Home
Patricia Ruiz Rivera, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:45            After the Feast: Redefining the rural Heimat novel in the 21st century in Sasa Stanisic’s Vor dem Fest
Patrick Ploschnitzki, University of Arizona

12:15–1:30    Lunch break (on own) 

Session IV

Moderator: Matthew Boutilier

1:30             Abbildung des Exils: Demontierender Exildiskurs bei Herta Müller und Bertolt Brecht
Tobias Wilczek, University of Toronto

2:00             Jenny Erpenbeck’s Heimsuchung: Literary Modes of Double-Thinking
Bernadette Raedler, University of Calgary

2:30             Global Stories, Local Identities, and the Dynamics of Heimat in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Gehen, ging, gegangen
Doria Killian, Georgetown University

3:00–3:15     Refreshment break

Session V

Moderator: Brandy Wilcox

3:15             Insider/Outsider: Heimat and Hannah Höch in the Third Reich
Christy Wahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:45             German Exile, Turkish Home: Traugott Fuchs and Romantic Humanism in Istanbul
Moritz Meutzner, University of Minnesota

4:15             The Odyssey of a Word: The Transformation of the Relationship between Homecoming and Language through Three Poems by Friedrich Hölderlin
Irina Kogan, Yale University

4:45             Closing remarks

Conference Reception

5:00–6:30      Conference reception at The Nitty Gritty (223 N Frances St). All conference attendees welcome!