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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 5Moderator: 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!)