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Ergebnisanzeige "Anglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural Theory"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelAnglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural Theory
BeschreibungAnglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural Theory


An international conference at the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations
Queen Mary, University of London, 25-27 April 2007

Co-ordinators: 
Professor Rüdiger Görner (QMUL) and Dr Angus Nicholls (QMUL)
Keynote Speakers: Wilfried Barner (Göttingen), Kurt Hübner (Kiel), Christoph Jamme (Lüneburg), and Robert Segal (Lancaster/Aberdeen)

Mythos or myth-making, according to the narratives proposed by both Plato and Aristotle, represents the non-rational mode through which human beings first came to terms with their existence by composing tales and stories about the origins of the universe and the place of human beings within this universe. In this sense the term mythos has always encompassed aesthetic forms of representation. The development of rational thought is then seen to occur when mythoi (fictional, emotional stories with only a tenuous basis in fact) are transformed into logoi (correct, rational explanations of phenomena).

Yet owing to the first Romantic critiques of Enlightenment rationality, and also in light of the terrible events of the twentieth century, we now know that scientific progress does not necessarily lead to progress in the relations between human beings and between nations. Precisely because rational thought and the scientific method first emerged from the “realm of wonders” which has, since Aristotle’s Metaphysics, been associated with myth, there remains embedded within human thinking an element of the mythic and the non-rational. In fact, it is perhaps when confronted with the “wonder” of the foreign, the unfamiliar, and the “other”, that humanity is most likely to take recourse to myth. With these premises in mind, the aim of this conference is to address the subject of “mythologies,” both within the specific English and German cultural traditions, and also with regard to Anglo-German cultural relations in general.


Conference Programme

Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations
Queen Mary, University of London

In cooperation with the German Historical Institute (London), the Gerda Henkel Stiftung (Düsseldorf), the German Embassy, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the British Museum and the British Academy

Conference Co-ordinators: Professor Rüdiger Görner and Dr Angus Nicholls (both QMUL) Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations

To be held at QMUL (Mile End Campus), the British Museum, the German Historical Institute (17 Bloomsbury Square), and the German House (34 Belgrave Square)


Wednesday 25th April
(CMLT Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building)

14.30 Welcome and Introduction by Rüdiger Görner, Queen Mary, University of London: On Mythological Presences


Session on Theories of Myth
(CMLT Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building)
Chair: Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)

15:00 Keynote Lecture I: Christoph Jamme (Lüneburg): Mythos zwischen Sprache und Schrift

15.45 Coffee / Tea

16.15 Herwig Gottwald (Salzburg): Gegenwärtigkeit des Mythos nach der Aufklärung? Mythostheoretische Einwände

17.00 Ruth Neubauer-Petzoldt (Regensburg): Mythos – ‘Leitmythen’ – Daseinsmetapher und ihr Zusammenspiel im kollektiven Gedächtnis

17.45 Break

18.30 Reception at the German Historical Institute, (17 Bloomsbury Square), followed by:

19.30 Keynote Lecture II: Kurt Hübner (Kiel): Rationality in Myth and Science, at The British Museum, The Sackler Rooms (Bloomsbury) 
Chair: Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)


Thursday 26th April

Session on Myth, Religion and Ethnology
(CMLT Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building)
Chair: Angus Nicholls (QMUL)

10.00 Lucas Marco Gisi (Bern): Kulturvergleich in den Mythentheorien der Spätaufklärung

10.45 Bernd Hamacher/Myriam Richter (Hamburg): Deutsch-englische Mythos-Mythen. Oxford 1908 – universelle und nationale Forschungstraditionen

11:30 Coffee / Tea

12:00 Timo Günther (HU Berlin): Mythos und Irrationalismus. Isaiah Berlins Blick auf Hamann

12:45 Lunch (own arrangements)

Parallel Session 1: Mythologies around 1800
(Room 1.01.1, Francis Bancroft Building)
Chair: Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)

14.00 Maike Oergel (Nottingham): The bard-figure around 1800 in English and German literary thought

14.45 Rüdiger Singer (Göttingen): ‘Euphrosyne’, Ossian, Shakespeare: Nordische und klassizistische Mythologeme in Goethes Elegie auf die Schauspielerin Christiane Becker

15.30 Coffee / Tea

Parallel Session 2: Mythologies around 1900 
(Room 1.02.6, Francis Bancroft Building)
Chair: Angus Nicholls (QMUL)

14.00 Christian Benne (Odense): Dionysos in Deutschland und England – unterschiedliche Konzeptionen der Moderne

14.45 Maria Thanassa (KCL): In the Embrace of the Swan: The Poetry and Politics of Corruption in Yeats and Lawrence

15.30 Coffee / Tea

Session on Mythological (Con-) Figurations
(CMLT Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building)
Chair: Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)

16.00 Bernd Blaschke (FU Berlin): Mythische Romane der modernen Stadt: Joyces Ulysses und Döblins Berlin Alexanderplatz

16.45 Ritchie Robertson (Oxford): Jesuits, Jews and Thugs: Myths of Conspiracy and Infiltration from Dickens to Thomas Mann

17.30 Break

18.30 Wine Reception at the German House, 34 Belgrave Square, followed by:

19.30 Keynote Lecture III: Wilfried Barner (Göttingen): Britische und deutsche Mythologeme in der europäischen ‘Gestalt’ Lord Byrons 
Chair: Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)


Friday 27th April

Session on Twentieth-Century Myth Reception
(CMLT Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building)
Chair: Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)

10.00 Monika Ritzer (Leipzig): Mythisches Erzählen im Faschismus – die Romanexperimente der 30er Jahre (Hermann Broch, C. G. Jung und Thomas Mann)

10.45 Petra Rau (Portsmouth): ‘The sight of this pale brown naked Flesh!’: Mythical Aryan masculinity and British Travel Writing of 1930s Germany

11.30 Coffee / Tea

Session on Visual Mythologies
Chair: Leonard Olschner (QMUL)

12.00 Sibylle Erle (QMUL): The Myth of the lost Original: Blake and Lavater’s search for Divine Likeness

12.45 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.00 Jochen Bedenk (Galway): Mythen des Nichts – Hogarth und Jean Paul

14.45 Ernest Schonfield (Oxford): Myths of Anglo-German Surrealism: Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington

Session on Contemporary Mythologies
(CMLT Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building)
Chair: Astrid Köhler (QMUL)

15.30 Susanne Schmid (Frankfurt/M): Mythomania and Contemporary Women Writers: Angela Carter and Christa Wolf

16.15 Coffee / Tea

16.45 Volker Mergenthaler (Tübingen): Coventry und Dresden, Ninive und Sodom. Durs Grünbeins Koordinaten mythologischer Sinnstiftung nach dem 11. September 2001

Concluding Keynote Lecture
(CMLT Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building)
Chair: Angus Nicholls (QMUL)

17.30 Keynote Lecture IV: Robert A. Segal (Lancaster/Aberdeen): From Nineteenth- to Twentieth-Century Theorising About Myth in Britain and Germany



For further information please contact:

Lisa Stubbings
School of Modern Languages
Queen Mary, University of London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3374
Fax: +44 (0)20 8980 5400
email: l.stubbings@qmul.ac.uk

Registration for all three days: £15 / £5 (for students)

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortLondon
Beginn25.04.2007
Ende27.04.2007
PersonName: Lisa Stubbings 
Funktion: Information 
E-Mail: l.stubbings@qmul.ac.uk 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, Queen Mary, University of London 
Telefon: +44 (0)20 7882 3374 
Fax: +44 (0)20 8980 5400 
LandGroßbritannien
BenutzerführungDeutsch; Englisch
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte
Klassifikation04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.03.00 Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.06.00 Beziehungen einzelner Völker zur deutschen Literatur
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