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RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelNostalgia isn't what it used to be
Beschreibung“Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used to Be.” Poetologies of and Theory as Nostalgia.
Conference, Freie Universität Berlin, April 17-18, 2015
Host: Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies
Organizers: Mikolaj Golubiewski, Johannes Kleine, Roman Kuhn, Dennis Schep

Freie Universität Berlin; Seminarzentrum Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26 14195 Berlin-Dahlem, Raum L116

Etymologically, the word ‘nostalgia’ comes from the Greek nóstos, ‘a return home,’ and álgos, ‘pain.’ Introduced as a medical term for homesickness in the 17th century, nostalgia fi rst acquired a broader spectrum of signifi cation in 19th century France, when authors like Balzac and Baudelaire used it do designate a diffuse type of longing that could not simply be resolved by going home. Dislodged from its medical origins, nostalgia came to refer to a longing aimed not only at physical places, but also bygone eras, deceased loved ones, and more ill-defi ned objects considered to be lost. Gradual extension from a physical condition to a psychological state of mind charged with symbolic value allowed nostalgia to become virulent in a variety of both literary and theoretical discourses. Svetlana Boym (2001) argues that the nostalgic desire for origins is at “the very core of the modern condition.”

Within academia, the last fifty years have witnessed an unprecedented suspicion of origins and an attack on such simple notions as ‘the authentic.’ When anti-essentialism is the norm, nostalgia becomes suspicious, leading many to supplement it with irony so as to establish a manner of critical distance. If nostalgic feelings constitute the image of their cherished object, it is all too easy to denounce these objects as idealizations; but still one could ask whether not only nostalgic longing but also ironic appropriation and hybridization are driven by comparable desires to reconcile with the lost. While, generally, nostalgia may be seen as normatively conservative, perhaps it is analytically inevitable.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

13.00–13.15 Welcome & Introduction

13.15–15.45 Panel 1: Framing Nostalgia
Chair: Anja Ketterl
Tabea Meurer (Münster): Longing for Power? Reflections on Nostalgia, Past Presencing, and the Construction of Élites
Rana R. Siblini (Münster): Reading Pre-modern Arabic Poetry through Nostalgia
Tobias Becker (London): Nostalgia and the Historians; The Resurgence of the Past and the ‘Nostalgia Wave’ in the 1970s
Sylwia D. Chrostowska (Toronto): On the Trail of Nostalgia: A History in Critique
Jozsef Krupp (Budapest): Philology and Nostalgia

15.45–16.15 Coffee-Break

16.15–18.15 Panel 2: Poetic Longing – Performing Nostalgia in Literature (1)
Chair: Bernhard Metz
Anton Pluschke (Princeton): “Wer an zurück denkt, der will zurück.” The World in Fontane and Heidegger
Ana-Maria Schlupp (Berlin): Nostalgic Longing for a Place Unknown. About Jan Koneffkes Eine nie vergessene Geschichte
Aleksandra Kremer (Warsaw): The Performance of Nostalgia in the Poetry of Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki
Mariella C. Scheer (Berlin): Memory is Truth, Nostalgia is Forgery? The Creative Potential of Nostalgic Memory in Literature

18.15–19.00 Wine-Reception

19.00 Keynote-Lecture
Nicholas Dames (New York): Rethinking Nostalgia and Pleasure: The Example of the 1970s

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

10.00–12.30 Panel 3: Media of/and Nostalgia
Chair: Alesya Raskuratova
Mirjam Kappes (Cologne): Mediated Nostalgia(s): Memory and Mass Media in the Digital Age
Wolfgang Hottner (New Haven): Winter Gardens. Space, Memoria and Images in Barthes and Proust
Katharina Greven (Bayreuth): Longing for a New Home: The ‘Fantasy Africa’ of the German Art Patron Ulli Beier and his Wife Georgina Beier in their Archive
Nout Van Den Neste (Lisbon): Remembering Portugal: Discourses of Portuguese Nostalgia in Saudade and Fado
Antoni Michnik (Warsaw): ‘Borrowed Nostalgia for the Unremembered 80‘s’ - James Murphy, Memory and Retromania

12.30–13.30 Lunch-Break

13.30-15.00 Panel 4: (Post-)Transformation and Nostalgia
Chair: Thomas Hardtke
Erica Lombard (Oxford): An Awkward Ache: Nostalgic White Writingin Post-Apartheid South Africa
Ksenia Robbe (Leiden): Decolonizing Transformation: Nostalgia and Complicity in Ludmila Ulitskaya’s The Big Green Tent and Antjie Krog’s A Change of Tongue
Caspar Battegay (Lausanne): Nostalgia for the Storyteller. Joseph Roth’s Narratology

15.00–16.00 Coffee-Break

16.00–18.00 Panel 5: Poetic Longing – Performing Nostalgia in Literature (2)
Chair: Clemens Dirmhirn
Qin Wang (New York): How not to be Nostalgic of the Future: Lu Xun’s Homeland and the Politics of Modernity of the May Fourth Movement in China
Jeffrey Champlin (New York): “Old-fashioned procreation”: Homunculus and Nostalgia for the Body in Faust II
Oliver Völker (Frankfurt): “Dead and gone.” Aesthetics of Loss in T.C. Boyles A Friend of the Earth
Federico Dal Bo (Berlin): Going Home When “That Agony Returns”; Primo Levi’s Ad Ora Incerta and His Tragic Nóstos from the Camps

19.00 Conference-Dinner

Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies

Mikołaj Golubiewski, Johannes Kleine, Roman Kuhn, Dennis Schep
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SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literatursoziologie; Literaturtheorie: Themen; Medien- u. Kommunikationstheorie; Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte
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