Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:30-2:00 p.m. Registration
2:00-2:30 p.m. Welcome
2:30-3:00 p.m. Introducing "City Scripts"
New Graduate Research Group (Essen, Dortmund, Bochum): "Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions"
3:00-4:30 p.m. Panel 1 – Pasts and Futures
(Göttingen): "Pars pro toto vs Past pro toto: Architectural and Institutional History at MoMA"
(Freiburg): "Rural Digitalization – A Two-Edged Sword"
Lisa Matthias (FU
Berlin): "Digital Futures: We are already there but we keep living in the past"
4:30-4:45 p.m. Coffee Break
4:45-6:15 p.m. Panel 2 – Politics and Histories
Michael Louis Moser
(Dresden / Leuven): "Revisiting the History of Politic Moments on Network Late Night Television"
(Regensburg): "Negotiating Uneasy Collectives in Life Writings of the US-Nicaragua Solidarity
Movement and Contra War"
(Bochum): "Western Allied Intelligence Services and Former Members of the Waffen-SS, Gestapo and Wehrmacht in the Early Cold War: Cooperation, Networks, Communication
7:45 p.m. Guided Tour of Zeche Zollverein, Essen
Friday, November 9, 2018
8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-11:30 a.m. Workshop: Digital Communication and Social Media for
Scholars (Susanne Geu)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Reception
12:30-2:30 p.m. Panel 3 – Popular Culture and Gender
(Hannover): "It Floats: Jessie Willcox Smith and Alice Beach Winter's Visual Narratives of Childhood Between Commerce and Sociopolitical Critique, 1880-1920"
Ali Yasar Tuzcu (FU Berlin): "Women at War: The Changing Role of Women in Contemporary
American War Film"
Laura Kost (Dortmund): “'Coming of GAYge': Challenging Heteronormativity and Labeling in
Stefanie Dullisch (Düsseldorf): “'Are we allowed to do that?' – Female Community and the
Postfeminist Motherhood in Bad Moms"
2:30-4:30 p.m. Panel 4 – Literary Americas, Literary Worlds
(Essen): “Serialising the Self – Paul Auster’s Autofictions”
Irina Brittner (Osnabrück): "Ethics and Aesthetics of Violence in Marlon James’ A Brief
History of Seven
Naghmeh Esmaeilpour (HU Berlin): "Mobility and Literature: An Analysis of the Selected
Works of Don DeLillo"
Anna Bongers (Bochum): "'Empire is materializing before our very eyes' - Reading Cathy Park Hong’s Engine Empire with/against Michael Hardt’s and Antonio Negri’s Empire"
4:30-4:45 p.m. Coffee Break
4:45-6:15 p.m. Expert Panel – American Studies and the Digital
Prof. Randi Gunzenhäuser (Dortmund)
Prof. Marc Priewe (Stuttgart)
7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 a.m.-10:30 Panel 5 – Science Fiction and Heroism
Albrecht (FU Berlin): "Robots vs. Zombies, High-Tech vs. No-Tech – The Production of Humanness through Neoliberal Intelligence Politics in
I, Robot and The Walking Dead"
Loredana Filip (Nuremberg-Erlangen): "The Digital Future of the Enhanced Self and Contemporary Science Fiction"
Rafael Alves Azevedo (Essen): “'Here They Come to Save the Day' – The New Sincerity in
10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel 6 – Digital Americas
(Passau): "Searching for Covfefe - Digital Access to Primary Material on Governmental Websites in the US and Germany"
Sören Schoppmeier (FU Berlin): "Playing to Make America Great Again: Far Cry 5 and
the Politics of Videogames in an Age of Trumpism"
Axelle Germanaz (Nuremberg-Erlangen): "The White Power Code: White Power Movement, American
Myths, and the World Wide Web"
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch (Brown Bag)
1:00-1:45 p.m. COPAS: Meet the Editors / PGF Internal Matters
1:45-3:45 p.m. Panel 7 – Communities and Identities
(Freiburg): "Memory, Identity and Political Communities – The Discursive Construction of the Transatlantic
Laura Jungblut (Flensburg): “'Pretty Like a White Boy': Indigenous Whiteness in Native
American and First Nation Literature"
Maryam Kashefolhagh (Marburg): "Construction, (Re)Creation and Transformation of Identity through Immigration"
Bettina Huber (Passau): "Perpetrator or Victim? Challenging (Self)Representations of U.S. Veterans Suffering from PTSD"
3:45-4:00 p.m. Farewell