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Germanic Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference

Embodying Vision/Envisioning Embodiment
Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
East Conference Room (Fourth Floor) Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH (Rackham East Conference Room):
8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 am: Panel 4: Collecting Visions
“It was a lifelike imagining”: Enacting Franciscan Visions in the Early Modern Spanish World (Hayley Bowman, History, University of Michigan)
From Cabinets of Curiosities to Museums: The Literarization of Vision (Valerie Ahlfeld, German, Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
Seeing Destruction at the Museum: The Altes Museum, the Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, and their Permanent Displays of Rooms and Exhibits Damaged in WWII (Paula Hanitzsch, History, Humboldt-University of Berlin)

11:00 - 11:30 am: Coffee and Tea Break

11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Panel 5: Rendering (In)Visible
Aesthetics of Control: Architecture, Surveillance, and Migration in a Socialist Model City (Holly Bushman, Architectural History and Theory, Yale University)
(In)Visible Brown Bodies: Race and Representation in Familie Braun (2016) (Brittany Groves, German, University of Alabama)
Filthy Machines: Cybernetic Demonology and The Crying of Lot 49 (Caleb Tardio, English, University of Michigan)

1:30 - 3:00 pm: Lunch Break

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Panel 6: Embodying Temporalities
Artistry as Prosthesis: Intermediality and Engagement in Hannah Höch’s Schnitt mit dem Küchenmesser Dada durch die letzte Weimarer Bierbauchkulturepoche Deutschlands (André Flicker, German, University of Toronto)
Subject as objet trouvé: Realism and Modernism in Christian Schad’s Neue Sachlichkeit Paintings (Megan Pounds, History of Art, University of Michigan)
Magical Realism as Countervisuality in Almanya: Willkommen in Deutschland: Envisioning Alternative Pasts, Presents, and Futures (Özlem Karuc, German, University of Michigan)

5:00 - 5:30 pm: Closing Remarks
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Rackham
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Germanic Languages & Literatures, History of Art, Comparative Literature, Rackham Graduate School, Center for European Studies, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Romance Languages & Literatures, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Department of American Culture, Department of English Language and Literature

The Thursday Series is the core of the institute's scholarly program, hosting distinguished guests who examine methodological, analytical, and theoretical issues in the field of history. 

The Friday Series consists mostly of panel-style workshops highlighting U-M graduate students. On occasion, events may include lectures, seminars, or other programs presented by visiting scholars.

The insitute also hosts other historical programming, including lectures, film screenings, author appearances, and similar events aimed at a broader public audience.