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Ergebnisanzeige "Minority Reports: Representing Social Identity in (New) Media"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelMinority Reports: Representing Social Identity in (New) Media
BeschreibungUniversity of Pennsylvania
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Graduate Student Conference 2012

Minority Reports: Representing Social Identity in (New) Media

February 24, 2012, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Max Kade German Culture and Media Center, Room 329A, 3401 Walnut Street

Keynote Speaker: Professor Martha Helfer (Rutgers University) - Germnay Under the Sign of the Jew

New modes of mass communication stimulate evolution in non-dominant group identity while also fostering innovation in minority (self-)representation. This has been the case for centuries: from depictions of “das böse Weib” in 17th century broadsheets to the emergence of Yiddish-language Facebook groups, technological progress alters the landscape of language and identity. Our conference aims to investigate the specific ways in which new media engender new visual and textual representations of minority status. We will focus on material from across the Germanic languages from the Early Modern period to the present day.


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Breakfast and Registration

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Minor Languages and Minority Literatures

Respondent: Professor Catriona MacLeod

Johannes Kleine (Rutgers University) – Francesco Micielli’s Multiple Alterities and the Contemporary German Language Scholarship on ‘Minority Literature’

Sonia Gollance (University of Pennsylvania) - “To give myself away tender, burning and cruel”: Anna Margolin’s “Mary” cycle and the New York Yiddish press

Dr. Marisa Botha (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) – “shivering in the colour of human”: The Variety of Voices in Antjie Krog’s Oeuvre

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: German Heimat and Identity in the Media

Respondent: Professor Bethany Wiggin

Sarah Schackert (Philipps University Marburg) – Cultures of memory in immigrant communities: Examples from the Turkish population in Germany

Vasuki Shanmuganathan (University of Toronto) – Des-Imagining “Heimat”: Anthropological Spaces, Global Translators and Alpi (2011)

Kate Zambon (University of Pennsylvania) – A new kind of Turk on German television: Media and the negotiation of plural identities

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Keynote Address

Professor Martha Helfer (Rutgers University) – Germany Under the Sign of the Jew

5:00 PM: Library Exhibition (Van Pelt Library, Meyerson Conference Room, Room 223)

5:30 PM: Reception (Max Kade Center, Room 329A, 3401 Walnut Street)

For more information, contact Sonia Gollance and Maya Vinokour at or visit

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PersonName: Sonia Gollance 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratursoziologie; Medien- u. Kommunikationsgeschichte (Hand-, Druckschrift, Film, Rundfunk, Computerspiel usw.)
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