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Ergebnisanzeige "Rethinking Gender in Reading"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelRethinking Gender in Reading

February 18-19, 2016, each day: 9:45-5:00 at 106 Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene. USA

Scholars from the University of Oregon, the University of Iowa, the University of Montreal, and Ohio State University come together to pursue questions about issues of gender in our reading of Ingeborg Bachmann, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Melanie Klein, Anne Carson, Spike Jonze, Goethe, and Yoko Tawada. Co-organized by Jeffrey Librett (University of Oregon) and Sabine Gölz (University of Iowa). With support of the German Studies Committee, the Depts of German and Scandinavian and Comparative Literature, the Oregon Humanities Center, the CAS, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS).

How does our reading of canonical literary and theoretical writers change if we no longer read textual appeals to gender as "representations" of real or imagined gender-relations, but rather take note of them as an effort to signal to readers, to call on us as living human beings and make us do certain things? What if reading conceives of itself as beyond the reach of the text and its prefigurative interpellations? And what happens to the conceptual apparatuses that various theorists have built once we undo their main pillar of support? Because gender is at the heart of their oppression, it is a very conflicted category for women writers. What strategies to rewrite this systematic metaphoric gendering encountered in the literary tradition can we observe in the works (especially but not exclusively) of women writers? What cases of active rewriting or deletion of such conventionally operative gendering can we observe? And what larger theoretical work or Umsorge (Bachmann) informs these rewritings?


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Conference Begins

Opening Remarks: Jeffrey Librett (University of Oregon)

SESSION ONE: Writing, Reading, and Citation
Moderator: Daniel Rosenberg (University of Oregon)

Sabine Gölz (University of Iowa)
"Apostrophe's Double: Franz Kafka and Ingeborg Bachmann"

Sonja Boos (University of Oregon)
"'She couldn't simply write a letter': Encrypted Writing in Ingeborg Bachmann's The Book of Franza"

Barbara Agnese (University of Montreal)
"On War in Peacetime. Authorship between Bachmann and Ungaretti."

SESSION TWO: Space, Play, Translation.
Moderator: Kenneth Calhoon (University of Oregon)

Patrick Brown (University of Iowa)
"Moderne Spiele: Walter Benjamin's Berlin Chronicle and the Politics of Play"

Jeffrey Librett (University of Oregon)
Loneliness and Reading in Melanie Klein

Adrienne K. Ho Rose (University of Iowa)
"it shakes my whole breathing being: Backing out of the Gender Conundrum in Anne Carson's 'A Fragment of Ibykos Translated Six Ways'"

Friday, February 19, 2016

SESSION THREE: (In)Human Figures
Moderator: Beata Stawarska (University of Oregon)

May Mergenthaler (Ohio State University)
"The Erasure of Metaphor: Solar Tropes in Goethe's Early Lyric"

Dorothee Ostmeier (University of Oregon)
"Human, All too Human: Reading and Gender Struggles in Spike Jonze's Film, Her"

Gantt Gurley (University of Oregon)
"Kafka's Golem"

SESSION FOUR: Stranger Species
Moderator: Martin Klebes (University of Oregon)

Eva Hoffmann (University of Oregon)
"Queering the Interspecies Encounter: Mother Tongues and Meaning in Yoko Tawada's Etüden im Schnee"

Susan Anderson (University of Oregon)
"Yoko Tawada and Engendering the Strange(r)"

4:00 – 5:00 Concluding Discussion

This conference is free and open to the public.
Co-organized by Jeffrey Librett and Sabine Gölz.

Sponsored by the German Studies Committee, the Department of German and Scandinavian, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Oregon Humanities Center, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

For more information:
E-mail: Jeffrey Librett,

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
VeranstaltungsortEugene, USA
PersonName: Dorothee Ostmeier 
Funktion: Head of German and Scandinavian 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of German and Scandinavian. University of Oregon 
Strasse/Postfach: 1250 University of Oregon 
Stadt: Eugene, OR 97403-1250 
Telefon: 541 346 4245 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Genderforschung; Leserforschung; Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur nach 1945; Literaturtheorie: Themen
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik > 03.08.02 Dichtung und Sprache; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.13.00 Literaturkritik. Wertung; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.14.00 Literatursoziologie
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