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Ergebnisanzeige "East-West Encounters / German Orientalisms"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelEast-West Encounters / German Orientalisms
BeschreibungEast-West Encounters/German Orientalisms
Exoticizing the Familiar – Domesticating the Oriental: Exploring Constructs of Otherness in Germany

Symposium, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, October 8th, 2011

The Symposium launches a new research cluster on German Orientalism. There is a two-fold need to revisit assumptions about German Orientalims. For one, it is necessary to re-assess what used to be largely a philological discourse and understanding of the Orient and to re-position German Orientalisms in the context of current debates in post-colonial theory. Moreover, the events of September 11, 2001, have fundamentally changed public perceptions and the nature discourses about the cultural “others” in Germany and Europe, resulting in a need for new frameworks for how we approach the very concept of Orientalism.
In order to re-examine the history of German Orientalism and to assess the contemporary discursive landscape, it is necessary to mediate post-colonial theory with models that take into account the national and cultural-historical specificity of German-speaking countries as well as the current cultural and political situatedness of these countries in the larger European context. To this end, the cluster aims to develop a genuinely interdisciplinary approach that examines German Orientalisms from a variety of theoretical and aesthetical perspectives while also providing a broad historical scope.
The Symposium approaches German Orienatlisms from two thematic vantage points, the literary discourse on the Orient in the Age of Goethe and Romanticism, and Orientalism in current public discourses and non-literary artistic media.

Panel 1: (9:30 - 11:30) Clearihue C115

Oliver Schmidtke (University of Victoria): The cultural-religious (Muslim) “other” in contemporary Europe. Analyzing public discourse on migrants and minorities in Germany

Charlotte Schaillié (University of Victoria): Re-Orienting Discourses on "the Jews of the East": Cross-Cultural Representations of Mizrahi Identity in Samir's "Forget Baghdad"

Neale Bickert (University of Victoria): Culture Clash: The Stylised Portrayals of Alterity in Fritz Lang's "Die Nibelungen"

Panel 2: (2:00 - 4:00) Clearihue C115

Bernd Hamacher (University of Hamburg): Homogeneity and Heterogeneity in Goethe's Concept(s) of the Orient

Elena Pnevmonidou (University of Victoria): The Feminine and Orient in Hölderlin's "Hyperion"

Paul Peters (McGill University): Heinrich Heine's Orient

Elena Pnevmonidou
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
University of Victoria
PO Box 3045
Victoria, BC
V8W 3P4

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortUniversity of Victoria, BC, Canada
PersonName: Pnevmonidou, Elena [Prof. Dr.] 
Funktion: Veranstalter 
Name: Hamacher, Bernd [PD Dr.] 
Funktion: Ansprechpartner 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria 
Strasse/Postfach: PO Box 3045 
Postleitzahl: V8W 3P4 
Stadt: Victoria, BC 
SchlüsselbegriffeKomparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > 01.07.00 Germanistik im Ausland
Ediert von  H-Germanistik
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