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Ergebnisanzeige "The Concept of Neighborship"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelThe Concept of Neighborship
BeschreibungInterdisciplinary Workshop on the Concept of Neighborship

Organizers: Department of Slavic Studies, University of Tuebingen
Where: Brecht-Bau, Wilhelmstrasse 50, Room 215
When: June 13-14, 2008
Contact: Sandra Evans (

Neighborship will be treated as both a space of proximity and one of differentiation. Even though the term has taken on a diversity of meanings in different cultures and over time, neighborship nonetheless continues to be primarily designated as a (desired or undesired) "community of place" (Tönnies) – spatial containment or association can today take on forms that initially seem unintentional, as for instance the neighborship in virtual spaces such as the 3D online digital world called "second life" or merely persons from all over the world one temporarily sits next to on the plane or on the train.

Regardless of the culture or system of governance in provincial, urban or virtual spaces: neighborship is instrumental in the search for and formation of identity by developing and maintaining a community and its "borders" (Plessner). This takes place for instance by means of determining one's own space in differentiation to the space of others, and their "uncanny" (Freud) amalgamation. Spaces of neighborship such as the village, the communal apartment or the high-rise building are subject to constant change whereby communities and exclusions can be constituted and even wars declared through fixed rituals and celebrations.

Especially new concepts of neighborship and the question concerning its realization (can neighborship be planned? Does unfree neighborship exist?) will be at the center of attention. The range of possible topics can include issues such as surveillance structures, social safety and the gated community phenomenon addressing issues of neighborship as an infringement of private and intimate spaces.

Neighborship can bring together different levels and dimensions of meaning: linear, chronological or interconnected networks can be analyzed not only from a sociological perspective, but also from an aesthetic (e.g ., stylistic devices such as synecdoche or scandal with regard to content) and historical one (eras and currents). In the same way spiritual neighborships and congenialities of souls with their intensive effects on emotions such as love, hate and jealousy can be examined.


FRIDAY 13 June 2008

9:30 – 10 am
Opening Lecture
Neighborship in Theory and Practice (Schamma Schahadat, University of Tübingen)

10-11:30 am
Neighborship and Social Order (Chair: Andrea Hacker)

The Concept of Neighborship in Early Modern History (Eric Piltz, Technical University Dresden)

Planned Neighborship: The Evolution of a Key Concept in Social Reform & Urban Sociology (Jens Wieschorke, Humboldt University Berlin)

11:30 am – 12 pm
Coffee Break

12-1:30 pm
Threatened Neighborship (Chair: Annette Werberger)

Neighbors and Intimacy in the Kommunalka (Ilja Utechin, European University at St. Petersburg)

Threatened Neighborhood: A Closer Look at Gated Communities (Sandra Evans, University of Tübingen)

1:30-2:30 pm

2:30-4 pm
Neighborship in Literature (Chair: Samanta Gorzelniak)

The Intimate Stranger: Experience of Impossible Neigbourship in Contemporary Polish Women's Writing (Urszula Chowaniec, University of Tampere)

Spaces and Interruptions of Intimacy in War: I. Grekova's Novel Ship of Widows and Natalya Baranskaya's Remembrance Day (Kirsi Kurkijärvi, University of Tampere)

4-4:30 pm
Coffee Break

4:30-6 pm

Literary Neighborships (Chair: Gesine Drews-Sylla)

Strategies of Depicting 'Reality' in the Prose of the 1960s: Comparing Hungary & the GDR (Kornelia Papp, Free University Berlin)

Coercive and Selective Neighborship: The Construction of Identity in Czech Dissident Literature (Irina Wutsdorf, University Konstance)

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Evans, Sandra 
Funktion: Ansprechpartnerin 
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.14.00 Literatursoziologie
Ediert von  H-Germanistik
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