University College London, 21st-22nd April 2017

 IAS Common Ground, Wilkins Building

Friday 21 April 

10:30-11:30: Registration and welcome with coffee

11:30-13:00: Keynote lecture 1 (Chair: Dagmar Paulus)

Professor Dirk Göttsche (University of Nottingham): Nationalism, Regionalism and Liberalism in the Literary Representation of the anti-Napoleonic ‘Liberation Wars’, 1813-1871

13:00-14:30: Lunch

14:30-16:15: Panel 1 (Chair: Ellen Pilsworth)

Martin Durrell (University of Manchester): Muttersprache and Vaterland: Language and Nationalism in 19th Century Germany

Karin Baumgartner (University of Utah): Mapping the nation: Foreign Travel in Germany 1776-1821

Himadri Ketu Sanyal (Universität Düsseldorf): Indomania in German Culture from 1830 to 1930: Reconstruction of Political and Cultural Interests

16:15-16:45: Coffee

16:45-18:00: Panel 2 (Chair: Marie Merdan)

Fernando Clara (Universidade Nova de Lisboa): “Die Liebe eines Esels für seinen Stall”: On Zimmermann’s National Pride.

Morgan Golf-French (University College London): Nation, Rank & Race: Christoph Meiners’ Plans for Revitalizing the Aristocracy

18:00: Dinner (off-site)



Saturday 22 April

10:15: Coffee

10:45-12:30: Panel 3 (Chair: Dagmar Paulus)

Marie Merdan (University College London): “Nation” as an Alternative Concept to Kleist’s “gebrechliche Einrichtung der Welt”: Borders as the Root of All Evil?

Caroline Mannweiler (Universität Mainz): „kein sinnliches Bedürfniß, das hier nicht bis zum Ekel befriedigt“ – Kleist and Schlegel constructing the German nation in Paris

Ellen Pilsworth (University College London): Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Nationalism: From Resistance to Retreat

12:30-13:50: Lunch (own arrangements)

13:50-15:00: Panel 4 (Chair: Morgan Golf-French)

Alex Marshall (Independent Scholar): Moses Hess: One Socialist Proto-Zionist’s Reception of Nationalisms and International Relations in the Nineteenth Century

Anita Bunyan (University of Cambridge): Jews for Germany: 19thC German-Jewish intellectuals and the shaping of German national discourse

15:00-15:30: Coffee

15:30-17:00: Keynote 2 (Chair: Ellen Pilsworth)

Professor Susanne Kord (University College London): Nationalism After the Nation, or: What Goethe Means to Us.

17:00: Drinks reception


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