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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

Convention Program

Preliminary Program Berlin Annual Convention of the DGfA

(27.-30. May 2010)

 

REGISTRATION Office: Hauptgebäude, R. 2103
Opening Hours:
Thu, May 27th: 1PM to 5 PM
Fr, May 28th: 8 AM to 4 PM
Sa, May 29th: 8 AM to 4 PM
So, May 30th: 8:30 AM to 10 PM


>Thu, 27th     >Fri, 28th     >Sa, 29th     >Su, 30th


Time/Day

  Thursday, 27th

8:30

Editors' Meeting "Amerikastudien"

Gastraum, Cum Laude, HU (Hauptgebäude), Unter den Linden 6

10:00

DGfA Board Meeting

Gastraum, Cum Laude, HU

12:00

Lunch DGfA Board

Hilton Berlin, Restaurant, Mohrenstr.30

13:30

DGfA Board Meeting

Gastraum, Cum Laude, HU

15:00

PGF Young Scholars Forum

Hauptgebäude HU, Room 3119 (Eingang Audimax)

17:00

Conference Opening

Peter Schneck (President DGfA)

Christoph Markschies (President Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Philip D. Murphy (Ambassador of the United States of America to Germany)


Award Ceremony: United States Ambassador's Grant 2010-11

Audimax (Hauptgebäude, Unter den Linden 6, Eingang vom Innenhof)

18:00

Opening Lecture: The Great Crisis and the American Response

James K. Galbraith (University of Texas, Austin)

Audimax (Hauptgebäude, Unter den Linden 6, Eingang vom Innenhof)

20:00

Reception of the DGfA

Foyer Audimax

 

 

Time/Day

  Friday, 28th

9:00

Keynote Lecture I: Gender, Metaphor and Economics

Julie A. Nelson (University of Massachusetts)

Senatssaal HU, Unter den Linden 6

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Keynote Lecture II: The Economies of Misfortune: Explosion, Implosion and the Meltdown of American Exceptionalism

Patricia Williams (Columbia Law School)

Senatssaal HU

12:30

Lunch

PGF Lunch: Restaurant Nolle, Georgenstraße 203

Roundtable: Teaching American Studies

Cum Laude, HU (Hauptgebäude)

14:00

Workshops: Series 1

Seminargebäude am Hegelplatz


Workshop 2: Money and Gender in North American Literature and Culture, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.501

Workshop 3: Privatization of Security: Patterns of State-Industry Relations in a Post-Heroic Society, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.607

Workshop 4: Property - Belonging - Autonomy: Economies in (Neo-) Slave Narratives and Fictions of Slavery, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.506

Workshop 8: Enterprise and Drama: Performing Capital on the American Stage, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.608

Workshop 9: Alternative American Economies: Gift, Theft, Gambling, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.605

Workshop 11: Economics and Narrative, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.601

Workshop 12: Economies of Health – Healthy Economies, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.505

15:30 - 16:30

Coffee Available

17:00

Women's Caucus

Senatssaal HU

19:30

Roundtable: American Studies and the Economy

With Georgiana Banita (Paderborn), Sabine Bröck (Bremen), Michael C. Burda (Berlin), Winfried Fluck (Berlin), Nadja Gernalzick (Karlsruhe) und Ulfried Reichardt (Mannheim).

Hosted by Ruth Mayer (Hannover).

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (Universitätsbibliothek), Auditorium, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1/3

 

 

Time/Day

  Saturday, 29th

9:00

Keynote Lecture III:Discourses of Value: Reading Literature through Economics and vice versa

Eva Boesenberg (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Senatssaal HU

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

DGfA: Mitgliederversammlung / GAAS Business Meeting

Senatssaal HU

13:00

Lunch Break

14:30

Workshop: Series 2

Seminargebäude am Hegelplatz


Workshop 1: "All the varied lands and all the growths and products": The Economy of Nature, the Nature of Economy, and America's Politics of Representation, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.605

Workshop 5: Moral Economy in the Age of the Market Revolution, 1815 - 1860, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.607

Workshop 6:Teaching American Economy in the EFL Classroom, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.608

Workshop 7: Commodifying Human Rights: American Economies of Life, Liberty, and Equality, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.606

Workshop 10: Utopian Economies, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.501

Workshop 13: PGF - PostGraduiertenForum, Dorotheenstr. 24, R.1.601

Workshop 14: Economic Policies of the Obama Administration: Reform Agenda versus Crisis Management, Dorotheenstr. 24, R. 1.505

15:30 - 16:30

Coffee Available

17:30 - 18:30

Forum I: Information for Research Grant Applications at the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Alfred Hornung (Mainz)

Senatssaal HU

18:30 – 19:30

Forum II: Potentiale und Realisationen neuer Publikationsformen in der deutschen Amerikanistik

Senatssaal HU

20:00

Reading Richard Price

Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4

21:30

Conference Party / Cash Bar

Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4

 

 

Time/Day

  Sunday, 30th

9:30

Keynote Lecture IV: Race, Class, and Crime in the Redevelopment of American Cities

Mary Pattillo (Northwestern University, Evanston)

Senatssaal HU

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Screening HBO's The Wire

Senatssaal HU

12:30

Panel Discussion with Richard Price (writer for The Wire), Patricia Williams, Mary Pattillo, Frank Kelleter (Universität Göttingen) and Tavia Nyong'o (New York University)

Hosted by Bärbel Tischleder (Universität Göttingen)

Senatssaal HU