Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

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[ Note: All Sessions are held in Room 102 of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex (PPHAC) ]

8:00am Registration in the PPHAC lounge

- Gordon Weil, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Axel Hildebrandt, Moravian College and Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, Lafayette College

Session I


Moderator: Paul Peucker, Moravian College and the Moravian Archives

Timothy Davis, Lehigh University - "Jürgen Fuchs, Literatur und die DDR"

Maria Roman, Kutztown University
- "Suicide and the Artist: An Analysis of Das Leben der Anderen "

Lauren Rommal, Moravian College - "Das Leben als Frau in der DDR"

Session II


Moderator: Angelika von Wahl, Lafayette College

Katia Ponomareva, Moravian College
- "Die Währungsunion von Ost- und Westdeutschland 1990"

Abigail Breckinridge, Dickinson College - "Implications for the Future of American Economic Dominance. The German Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis"

Susan C. Grunewald, Lafayette College
- "Post WWII Development in German Auto Industries"

Session III

11:00am - 12:00 Noon

Moderator: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College

Tara Finegan, Moravian College - "The Dependence of Immanuel Kant"

Jessica Bawgus, Bryn Mawr College - "Runs in the Blood:... LIVES OF MATHILDA"

Didem Uca, Bryn Mawr College - "Asoziale Tendenzen der Genialität"


12:00 Noon - 12:45pm

Lunch and viewing of the Photo Exhibit of Berlin, Haupert Union Building (HUB)

Keynote Address


Belinda Davis, Professor of German History, Rutgers University

"What was '1968', What was the 'Student Movement'?
Activism's Dimensions in West Germany"

Session IV


Moderator: Vera Stegmann, Lehigh University

Ryan J. Stevens, East Stroudsburg University - "Germany in Turmoil: Rise and Fall of RAF"

Laura Moser, Kutztown University
- "Generational Gaps and Painful Histories. Separating the Past from the Present"

Katey Fardelmann, Lehigh University
- "German Film. A Depiction of Growth of International Relations"

Session V


Moderator:  Sarah McGaughey, Dickinson College

Jonathan M. Kaplowitz, Lafayette College - "Catholic Church and Third Reich"
Kimberly McPhearson, Haverford College
- "A Pygmalion Community. The Communal Touch in Modern German and Austrian History"

Kirk Pastre, Moravian College - "Nazi Policies Toward Women, 1924-1945"

Session VI


Moderator: Lynn Kutch, Kutztown University

Andrew Velik, Kutztown University - "Building Unity, Building Cultures..."

Lindsey Lemmel, Moravian College - "Haneke, Hirschbiegel and Expressionism in Film"

Chris LaRose, Kutztown University - "Im Juli: Das große Bild"

Christopher T. Maslin, East Stroudsburg University
- "Weimar Cinema and Mood of Post WWI"



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