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Sebald Events Calendar October 2012

Earlier this summer I mentioned the conference on H.G. Adler/W.G. Sebald: Witnessing, Memory, Poetics being held October 10 and 11 at the Austrian Cultural Forum, London and the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London.  Well, the program, which is being coordinated by Helen Finch (Leeds) and Lynn L. Wolff (Stuttgart) is now available, so I thought I might just reproduce it for all to see.  It looks to be fantastic – except that I’m on the wrong side of the Atlantic Ocean to attend.  If anyone does attend, please send comments my way.  Here’s a link to the general conference information.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Venue: Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, SW7
19.00 Keynote Address
Peter Filkins (Gt Barrington, MA): Memory’s Witness – Witnessing Memory
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Venue: University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1 (Court Room, 1 st floor)
8.30 Registration
9.00 Helen Finch (Leeds) and Lynn L. Wolff (Stuttgart): Welcome
9.20 Jeremy Adler (London): Opening Remarks
Panel 1: Witnessing
9.30 Katrin Kohl (Oxford): Poetics of Bearing Witness: Adler and Sebald
10.00 Lynn L. Wolff (Stuttgart): ‘Der Autor zwischen Literatur und Politik’: Adler’s ‘Engagement’ and Sebald’s ‘Restitution’
10.30 Discussion
11.00 Coffee
Panel 2: Memory
11.30 Ruth Vogel-Klein (Paris): Dreimal Theresienstadt: Adler, Sebald
12.00 Thomas Kraemer (Berlin): Zwei Modi der Erinnerung – ein autobiographisches Projekt. Zum Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Literatur im Werk Adlers
12.30 Discussion
13.00 Lunch (own arrangements)
Panel 3: Trauma/History
14.30 Dora Osborne (Edinburgh): ‘Gesamelt, gepflegt und zum Leben erweckt’: Bearing Witness in the Museum
15.00 Martin Modlinger (Bremen): ‘Die Kartoffeln dem Volke! Kampf und Tod dem Hunger!’ – The Kafkaesque in Adler’s and Sebald’s Literary Historiography
15.30 Discussion
16.00 Tea
Panel 4: Intertexts, Contexts
16.30 Frank Finlay (Leeds): H.G. Adler and the Literature Culture of Post-War West Germany
17.00 Helen Finch (Leeds): Heimat in Poetry: Adler and Sebald’s Shared Literary Elective Affinities
17.30 Discussion
18.00 Concluding Remarks
18.30 Conference Ends

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thanks so much for the publicity, Terry! It would have been great to have you there.

    October 4, 2012
  2. Reblogged this on Helen Finch and commented:
    The H.G. Adler/W.G. Sebald: Witnessing, Memory, Poetics conference is next week. Hope to see many readers there!

    October 4, 2012

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