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RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
Titel25 Jahre Mauerfall – Reflections on GDR literature, its legacy and connections between the GDR and Ireland
BeschreibungWith apologies for cross-posting


Dear all,

We are delighted to announce the 15th Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies which marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The conference will take place at the University of Limerick, Ireland, on 7/8 November 2014 and is jointly organised by NUI Galway and the University of Limerick. We are particularly grateful for the support provided by the DAAD and Limerick City of Culture.

25 Jahre Mauerfall – Reflections on GDR literature, its legacy and connections between the GDR and Ireland

Early Bird registration of €30 standard fee (with reductions available for undergraduate & postgraduate students, DAAD-Alumni and Friends of the Centre for Irish-German Studies) by 7 October 2014
Final registration of €35 standard fee (with limited reductions available) by 24 October 2014
Single day registration is also possible.

Places for the Conference Dinner on Friday, 7 November, are limited so if you would like to attend, please register early! The dinner has been organised in honour of Prof. em. Eda Sagarra (Trinity College Dublin) who will be attending the conference. The cost of the conference dinner is €35.

NB: For further information and to register, please contact Jean Conacher at:

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in November!

Best wishes
Deirdre Byrnes (NUI Galway), Jean Conacher & Gisela Holfter (University of Limerick)

Friday, 7 November 2014
Venue: Wood Room, Plassey House, University of Limerick
2pm Welcome MC Dr Gisela Holfter, University of Limerick
President, University of Limerick (or representative)
German Ambassador to Ireland (or representative)
Dr Georg Krawietz, Director DAAD London

2.30pm – 3.45pm Session I Chair: Dr Jean Conacher, University of Limerick
Dr Deirdre Byrnes, NUI Galway – „Erinnerungen haben ihre Zeit“: Memory and postmemory in autobiographical writing after 1989
Dr Marieke Krajenbrink, University of Limerick – Botho Strauss’ Schlusschor Revisited

3.45 – 4.15pm Coffee/tea

4.15 – 5.30pm Session II Chair: Dr Deirdre Byrnes, NUI Galway
Dr Therese Hörnigk, Berlin – „Wer keinen Ärger macht, wird auch keinen haben“: Stefan Heyms Poetik des Engagements
Prof Frank Hörnigk, Berlin – Literatur ohne Land?: Über die Aktualität alter Texte
5.30 – 7.00pm Readings and discussion Chair: Prof Ian Wallace, Emeritus, Bath University
Katja Lange-Müller, Berlin & Kathrin Schmidt, Berlin

7.30pm Dinner in honour of Prof Eda Sagarra, Trinity College Dublin Venue: East Room, Plassey House

Saturday, 8 November 2014
Venue: Pavilion, UL North Campus
9.30am – 10.45am Session III Chair: Dr Veronica O’Regan, University of Limerick
Dr Jean Conacher, University of Limerick – “Our Berlin Wall”: From global event to domestic metonym
Dr Sabine Egger, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick – Radio waves transcending boundaries: “The Wireless” in poems by Lutz Seiler and Seamus Heaney

10.45am – 11.15am coffee/tea

11.15am – 12.30pm Session IV Chair: Prof Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa, NUI Galway
Dr Jerome aan de Wiel, University College Cork/University of Limerick – The trouble with Frank Ryan: “Corpse diplomacy” between Ireland and the GDR, 1966-1980s
Derek Scally, Irish Times, Berlin – From Nylon to Dederon: The fabric of the Irish-GDR past

12.30pm – 2pm Lunch and Book Launch
Launch of Jerome aan de Wiel’s East German Intelligence and Ireland, 1949-1990: Espionage, Terrorism and Diplomacy (Manchester University Press, 2014)

2.00pm – 3.15pm Session V Chair: Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh, NUI Galway
Dr Joachim Fischer, University of Limerick – The GDR through Irish eyes: An ideology-critical reading of two recent Irish novels
Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh, University of Limerick – Reflections of the GDR in Hugo Hamilton’s work

3.30pm – 4.45pm Session VI Chair: Dr Joachim Fischer, University of Limerick
Dr Fergal Lenehan, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena – Elizabeth Shaw: A Belfast woman at the centre of GDR children’s culture
Dr Gisela Holfter, University of Limerick – Some aspects of the reception of Ireland in the GDR – and vice versa

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortUniversity of Limerick
PersonName: Holfter, Gisela [Dr.]+Byrnes, Deirdre [Dr.]+Conacher, Jean [Dr.] 
Funktion: Organisator+Organisator+Organisator 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Limerick 
Strasse/Postfach: Plassey 
Postleitzahl: 0000 
Stadt: Limerick 
Telefon: 0035361202395 
SchlüsselbegriffeKomparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur nach 1945
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft
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