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German Studies Graduate Student Conference / March 22-23, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

A.D. White House

“Without Naming It: Pragmatics and Poetics of Pronouns”

Friday, March 22
2 Introductory Remarks
•         Søren Larsen (Cornell University) / I, or He, or It (the thing), which thinks
•         Alec Pollak (Cornell University) / The Universal Use of They/Them/Theirs: An Exploration of the Potentials and Pitfalls of Gender Neutrality
•         Emir Yigit (Cornell University) / I-Thou-We: Hegel on the Restless Genus of Subjectivity
Moderation: Jacy Tackett
4 Coffee Break
Keynote Address:
•         Professor Brian Richardson (University of Maryland)/ Multiple Voices, Unruly Identities
6 Reception to Follow
7 Dinner (please RSVP)
8:30 Film Screening: Contralto (2017, Sarah Hennies)
Saturday, March 23
9 Breakfast
•         Alex Brock (Princeton University) / Royal Pronouns and Royal Power in Shakespeare‘s Richard II
•         Elizabeth Schoppelrei (Penn State University) / „Why’s he so upset?“ - Trans Voice and Poetry Slam
•         Cosima Mattner (Columbia Unversity) / Destabilizing Deixis with Embodied Performative Presence - Bodies of Pronouns in René Pollesch’s Kill Your Darlings
Moderation: Mariaenrica Giannuzzi
11 Coffee Break
•         Florenz Gilly (HU Berlin / Cornell University) / “‚O […] das schreckliche, das wundervolle, erhabene kleine Wort: man!“ History, Narration, and the Dynamics of Rumor in Wilhelm Raabe’s Horacker (1876)
•         Marius Reisner (HU Berlin) / The Pronoun With(out) Qualities? Disclosing Poetic Potentiality in Musil‘s Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß
•         Michael Paninski (Brown University) / gender_pluralities - Notes on translating Barbara Köhler’s Niemands Frau. Gesänge (No-One’s wife. Cantos)
Moderation: Juan-Jacques Aupiais
1 Lunch
2:30 Closing Seminars
Organized by German Studies Graduate Students with generous support from:
Cornell Institute for European Studies, Department of German Studies, Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, Department of Romance Studies, Institute for German Cultural Studies, Jewish Studies Program, Medieval Studies Program, Society for the Humanities

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