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Ergebnisanzeige "The Future of Philology - 11th Annual Columbia University German Graduate Student Conference"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelThe Future of Philology - 11th Annual Columbia University German Graduate Student Conference
Beschreibung11th Annual Columbia University German Graduate Student Conference:
February 24 & 25, 2012
Deutsches Haus at Columbia University
420 W. 116th St.
(between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Dr.)

hosted by

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Columbia University in the City of New York

Featuring keynote address by:
Professor Nikolaus Wegmann

Philology in the emphatic sense is undergoing a renaissance within the humanities. This revival of the “core competencies” of literary studies bespeaks a newfound awareness of the status and relevance of literature and language studies among other disciplines. We will explore these currents as possibilities for interdisciplinary research rather than just as counter-trends to it.

Three tendencies can be distinguished within this recent development:

(1) a broadening of the thematic and methodological scope that points to a movement away from the text itself. By this we mean not only the emergence of cultural and media studies, but also the department’s function as an outpost of continental philosophy and a testing ground for questions not yet ascribed to specific disciplines.

(2) a recent focus on the old core competencies of philological work and research that point to a return to the text, such as edition philology, the study of the materiality of texts, archival studies, narratology, and genre theory.

(3) an increasing historical and praxeological self-reflection of the discipline itself. As products of the nineteenth century, modern language philologies emerged as politically charged national philologies whose residual nationalism demands critical attention.

We are not simply confronted with a return to traditional values and a turning away from interdisciplinarity. Philology does in fact have something to offer to other disciplines. In light of all these differing tendencies, what are the common boundaries of the discipline? Have these boundaries reached a degree of permeability that threatens the cohesion of the field itself, or might this apparent diversification prove to be a force of consolidation? Can these currents contribute to each other? And can other disciplines learn from philological research methods?

For conference schedule and details please see below and the conference website at:

This event has been made possible through the generous support of the Graduate Student Advisory Council as well as the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures .

Like all events at Deutsches Haus, this conference is free and open to the public.

For further information, please send an email to:

The conference has been organized by:

Hannes Bajohr
Benjamin Dorvel
Vincent Hessling
Tabea Weitz


Friday, February 24

2:00 Registration & Opening Remarks

2:30 - Panel I: Self-Conceptions of a Discipline
James Green (Birmingham) - Friedrich Nietzsche and The Philology of the Future
Johannes Stobbe (Berlin/Oxford) - The Structure of Philology. Phenomenological Analysis of a Scientific Field
Claudia Löschner (Berlin) - On recent contributions of Literary Studies to the field of Epistemology in Historical Perspective and on the Philosophy of Science
4:30 - Coffee Break

5:00 - Panel II: Theories and Practices of Edition Philology
Kaleigh Bangor (Nashville) - What is an Editor? The Dialectic of the German Edition
Janina Reibold (Heidelberg) - Philological challenges of Johann Georg Hamann’s ›Fliegender Brief‹
Justin Tackett (Stanford) - Presentation and Publicity: An Archival Account of the Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

7:00 - Dinner


Saturday, February 25

10:00 - Breakfast

10:30 Keynote Address: Prof. Nikolaus Wegmann (Princeton)

12:00 - Coffee Break

12:15 - Panel III: Materiality and the Text
Franscesco Aresu (Cambridge, Mass.) - Doing Words with Things. Materiality and the Text
Björn Märtin (Berlin) - Physical Reading
Jacob Haubenreich (Berkeley) - The Materialities of Writing in Rilke’s Malte Laurids Brigge

1:30 - Lunch

2:30 - Panel IV: Philology and Interdisciplinarity
Gaëtan Pegny (Paris/Berlin) - Material Hermeneutics of Heidegger's corpus
Grant Dempsey (Fresno) - Darwin the Reader: Approaching the Natural Sciences through Philology
Benjamin Brand (Providence) - The Analysis of Resistances as Philological Approach: Goethe’s Lead Pencil
Kaspar Renner (Berlin) - „Kreuzzüge des Philologen“ – Polemics and Philology in Johann Georg Hamann

5:00 Coffee Break

5:30 - Panel V: Media, Process, and Performativity
Robert Matthias Erdbeer (Münster) - The State of the Game. Performative Philology and the Ontology of Fiction
Marco Heiles (Bonn) - The Medial Turn in German Mediaevistic Philology and Its Consequences
Clara Fisher (Nashville) - Workshop as a Work

7:30 - Closing Remarks and Dinner

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Verknüpfte Ressource
VeranstaltungsortNew York
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures  
Strasse/Postfach: 414 Hamilton Hall
, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue
Postleitzahl: 10027  
Stadt: New York 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Arbeitstechniken, Einführungen; Editionstheorie; Geschichte der Germanistik; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literaturtheorie: Themen; Medien- u. Kommunikationstheorie; Rhetorik
Zusätzliches SuchwortPhilologie; Editorik; Hermeneutik; Interdisziplinarität; Textmaterialität; Archiv; Editionsphilologie;
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