28-29 March 2008 University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Student Conference - 27 March 2008
Location: E.P.Schoch 4.104
Beyond Berlin – Local Cultures in Divided Germany. 1945–1989
8:00-9:00 Breakfast/Registration
Ashwin Manthripragada
(University of California, Berkeley) Photographic exhibit

Panel I: Case Studies of German Division
9:00-10:45 AM
Jan Uelzmann

  • Jason Johnson
    (Northwestern University):

    “Living with the Division: The Case of Mödlareuth”
  • Stephen Naumann
    (Michigan State University):

    “Creating Harmony out of Discord? The East-West Stadtschloss Debate and the Building's Implications for Future Germans”
  • Katrin Schreiter
    (University of Pennsylvania):

    “When East meets West: Displays of Cultural Encounter at the Kölner and Leipziger Messe”
  • Emily Pugh
    (CUNY Graduate Center):

    “Beyond the Berlin Myth: The Local, the Global and IBA 87”
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
Panel II: East/West German Provincialism in Literature
11:00 AM-12:20 PM
Martin Kley
  • Yvonne Rosenberg
    (University of Kiel):

    “There Ain't no Black in Germany's Back”
  • Jan Uelzmann
    (University of Texas at Austin):

    “Gender, Sex, and Consumption — The Domestic Wars of the Economic Miracle in Arno Schmidt's The Stony Heart”
  • Robert Blankenship
    (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill):

    “Bad Guldenberg: Christoph Hein's Fictional Provincial Town”
12:20-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:30 PM Introductory Remarks by Berna Güneli
Keynote Address: Dr. Philip Broadbent
2:30-2:40 Coffee Break
Panel III: Space and Identity in Film and Music
2:40-4:00 PM
Carla Ghanem

  • Necia Chronister
    (Washington University in St. Louis):

    “Heimat Lost and Found: Negotiating Displacement in West German Cinema”
  • Berna Güneli
    (University of Texas at Austin):

    “Questions of Female Agency in Early Turkish-German Film - Helma Sander's Shirins Hochzeit and Tevfik Baser's 40 m2 Deutschland”
  • Caroline Fricke
    (University of Potsdam):

    “Heavy Metal Culture in Mecklenburg”
  • Mariana Ivanova
    (University of Texas at Austin):

    “Jugend außer Rand und Band: Representation of die Halbstarken in East and West German Film and Literature before the Wall”

4:00-5:30 PM Film Screening: a documentary about the
Palace of the Republic.

5:30-7:30 PM Film Screening: One Two Three
(Billy Wilder, 1961, 115')