Undergraduate Conference in German Studies


Conference Program - April 7, 2018

8:15-8:40 AM

Max Kade Center Lobby, 4th Floor, Pardee Hall


Registration and Breakfast Buffet

8:40-8:45 AM

429 Pardee Hall


Welcome

Prof. Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger (Lafayette College)

Session 1

8:45-9:25 AM

429 Pardee Hall

Society and Identity: Political Perspectives
Moderator: Prof. Axel Hildebrandt (Moravian College)

Lauren-Nicole Laurenceau ‐ Lafayette College - Trauerlieder: The Role of Identity in the Refugee Crisis

Sarah Mudrick ‐ Lafayette College: Before LGBTQI: The First Wave of German Intersex Rights

9:25-9:30 AM

Max Kade Center Lobby


Coffee Break

Session 2

9:30-10:15 AM

429 Pardee Hall

Society and Identity: Cultural Perspectives
Moderator: Prof. Julie Shoults (Muhlenberg College)

Carsten Haas ‐ Macalester College: Die sagenhafte Nation: Märchen und Sagen als Vehikel für Identität

Erin Wetmore ‐ Susquehanna University: Jugendstil Aspects in Rilke’s “Blau Hortensie” and Klimt’s “Der Kuss”

Jianwen Xu ‐ UC Berkeley: The Generation Conflict and Electoral Vacuum in Weimar Middle Class

10:15-10:20 AM

Max Kade Center Lobby



Coffee Break

Session 3

10:20-11:00 AM

429 Pardee Hall

German Counter Culture
Moderator: Prof. Olivia Landry (Lehigh University)

Meredith Stuber ‐ Sewanee: The University of the South: 1968 Massenmedien: Realität der Proteste oder verfälschte Wahrnehmung?

Joshua Hilscher ‐ Haverford College: Lärm unter einstürzenden Neubauten: Understanding the Musical Language of Anarchist Berlin


11:00-11:05 AM

Max Kade Center Lobby

Coffee Break

Session 4 

11:05-11:50 AM

429 Pardee Hall

Mascha Dabić and the Problem with Translation
Moderator: Prof. Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger (Lafayette College)

Ashlee Belkevich - Lafayette College: Translating Reality in Reibungsverluste

Nele Janssen - Lafayette College: Noras Kommunikationsstrategien in Reibungsverluste

Anna Steps - Lafayette College: Übersetzen als Überlebensstrategie in Reibungsverluste


11:50-12:00 PM

606 McCartney Street


Walk to the Max Kade Haus (606 McCartney Street)

12:10-12:45 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street


Buffet Lunch

12:45-1:40 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street

 

Keynote Lecture

Introduction: Prof. Ute Bettray (Lafayette College)

Dr. Sunka Simon, Professor of German, Swarthmore College

"The Tatort Phenomenon" 

1:40-1:45 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street



Coffee Break

Session 5

1:45-2:30 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street

WWI to Third Reich
Moderator: Prof. Guillaume de Syon (Albright College)

Emily Durell ‐ Albright College: The Fatherland and Fatherhood: German Postcards Depicting Family and Children during the Great War

Courtney Brodeur ‐ Moravian College: Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda, and the Question of Effectiveness, 1933–1945

Abigail Crispin ‐ Macalester College: Träume in Hitlerjunge Salomon: Nachspiel des Traumas

2:30-2:35 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street



Coffee Break

Session 6

2:35-3:15 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street

German Colonialism in Africa
Moderator: Prof. Ute Bettray (Lafayette College)

Anna Lane ‐ Macalester College: Paper Trails: Space, Time, and Citizenship in the Deutsche Kolonialzeitung

Philip Decker ‐ Swarthmore College: Africa as Curiosity: Exoticism and the Travel Extravaganza

3:15-3:25 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street



Coffee Break

3:25-3:55 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street

Performance
"Voices. Die Schutzsuchenden"

Play written (in collaboration with Max Kade writer-in-residence Judith Nika Pfeifer) and performed by Lafayette College students

4:00 PM

Max Kade Haus, 606 McCartney Street


Closing Remarks

Prof. Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger (Lafayette College)
Prof. Axel Hildebrandt (Moravian College)


 

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